Article published on the 2008-06-04 Latest update 2008-06-05 08:27 TU
The twice-yearly survey produced by the Paris-based think tank predicts that growth will slow to 1.8 per cent in 2008 and to 1.7 in 2009, down from 2.7 per cent in 2007. The OECD originally predicted a slightly rosier economic future for the most developed countries.
Lack of confidence in the US financial markets will remain for 2008 until a gradual upturn in 2009, OECD official Jurgen Elmeskov said Wednesday. It is likely to rise to 3 per cent after 2.2 per cent in 2007.
In eurozone countries, 2008 will be the year of the highest inflation since the euro entered the market in 1999, OECD economist David Turner said.
"Output growth is being slowed by tighter financial conditions, higher inflation and weaker housing market activity," according to the report.