In the latest quarter of 2023, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) reported a slight downturn in real household income per capita, marking a pivotal moment after a year of consistent growth. This shift, contrary to the 0.3% rise in real GDP per capita, unveils the intricate dynamics beneath the surface of economic indicators, spotlighting the diverse fiscal landscapes across member countries. The OECD’s analysis, aggregating data




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    Luxembourg, January 2024 – Mercer Marsh Benefits has announced the appointment of David Chalaoui as their new Growth Leader for Europe in Global Mobility Solutions. Chalaoui, who commenced his role in January 2024, brings a wealth of experience and expertise in business development and client relations within the European region. Prior to joining Mercer Marsh Benefits, Chalaoui had an extensive career at Swiss Life Global Solutions, where he served

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    OECD 2023 Pensions Report, Pension System Analysis, Retirement Age Trends, Pension Indexation and Inflation, Pension Income Security, Demographic Changes and Pensions, Socio-Economic Inequalities in Life Expectancy.
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    In a significant turn of events, Cigna Group has ceased its efforts to merge with fellow health-insurance provider Humana. Initially poised to form a colossal entity valued at approximately $140 billion, the deal’s dissolution arose primarily due to disagreements over financial terms. Despite prior discussions hinting at a possible closure by year’s end, the proposed cash-and-stock transaction faced skepticism, particularly concerning the use of Cigna’s stock as a part

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