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02.03.00 – SPECIAL ECONOMIC AREAS

WTO / WORLD TRADE REPORT

The sluggish pace of trade growth in 2013 was due to a combination of flat import demand in developed economies ( 0.2%) and moderate import growth in developing economies (4.4%) , announced WTO Director-General Roberto Azevêdo while presenting trade figures for 2013 and prospects for coming years. WTO

14 Apr 2014 | Read More »

UN / ECONOMIC REPORT ON AFRICA

While Africa has recorded impressive economic growth in the past decade, more credible industrial policies and institutions are needed to advance the structural transformation of the continent, says a new report released by the United Nations and the African Union. UNTV

11 Apr 2014 | Read More »

ILO / GLOBAL JOBS GAP

ILO Director Guy Ryder said the massive global jobs gap that opened at the height of the financial crisis is not closing. He added that the gap will widen unless the global economy steps up the pace of growth to generate the jobs needed. ILO  

11 Apr 2014 | Read More »

WORLD BANK / LENDING POVERTY

World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim announced a series of measures aimed at strengthening the World Bank Group — including a $100 billion increase in the lending capacity to middle-income countries over the next decade.  WORLD BANK

1 Apr 2014 | Read More »

IMF/ UKRAINE FACT-FINDING MISSION

During its regular bi-weekly press briefing, Gerry Rice, the International Monetary Fund (IMF)'s Spokesperson, reinstated the Fund's commitment to helping Ukraine. IMF

13 Mar 2014 | Read More »

IMF / UKRAINE

The International Monetary Fund confirmed Thursday that it had received a request for support fromUkraineand that it would send a fact-finding team to the country next week. IMF

27 Feb 2014 | Read More »

UN / MBEKI

The former President of South Africa and Chair of the High Level Panel on Illicit Financial Flows, Thabo Mbeki, said Africa is losing "at least 50 billion dollars" through illicit outflows, an amount larger than the overseas development assistance that the continent receives. UNTV

6 Feb 2014 | Read More »

WORLD BANK / DOING BUSINESS

According to the latest World Bank and IFC publication Doing Business, governments around the world significantly stepped up their pace of improving business regulations in 114 economies last year – an 18 percent jump from the previous year – laying the groundwork for local entrepreneurs to expand their work. WORLD BANK

29 Oct 2013 | Read More »

IMF / LATIN AMERICA ECONOMIES

The economies of Latin America and the Caribbean remain in low gear, held back by a less favorable external environment and, in some cases, domestic supply constraints, the IMF said. IMF

11 Oct 2013 | Read More »

IMF / EUROPE ECONOMIES

The International Monetary Fund reported that European economies face challenges despite improvements over the last six months to year. IMF

11 Oct 2013 | Read More »

 

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