Why do Countries Perform Differently?

Observer 206, June/July 1997
It was generally believed that, with the globalisation of business and deepening interdependence of the OECD countries, their economic performance would align. But recent statistics of basic economic trends reveal sharp national differences. Attempts are now underway in the OECD to understand more precisely the impact of information technology, regulatory reform and corporate governance on economic performance.
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GDP growth: -1.8% Q1 2020/Q4 2019
Consumer price inflation: 0.9% Apr 2020 annual
Trade (G20): -4.3% exp, -3.9% imp, Q1 2020/Q4 2019
Unemployment: 8.4% Apr 2020
Last update: 9 July 2020

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