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07. – INTERNATIONAL TRADE

IMF / SOUTH AFRICA

A new IMF report said South Africa can celebrate significant progress in its first 20 years of democracy, but faces the challenge of reviving a weak economy and addressing elevated vulnerabilities; adding in structural reforms are essential to boosting sustainable, inclusive growth and job creation. IMF / RECENT

11 Dec 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / BUSINESS HUMAN RIGHTS

At an international forum discussing Business and Human Rights in Geneva, Sudan-born mobile communications entrepreneur Mo Ibrahim, called on businesses not to shy away from the forum and to embrace their responsibilities. OHCHR

2 Dec 2014 | Read More »

GRENADA / AGRICULTURAL EXPORTS

A decade after Hurricane Ivan destroyed ninety per cent of the island and with funding from the UN’s International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), an organization is working to restore agriculture's place in Granada's economy. To do this, they have to help farmers to access markets beyond their borders. IFAD

25 Oct 2014 | Read More »

IMF / GLOBAL FINANCIAL STABILITY REPORT

Policymakers are facing a new global imbalance: not enough economic risk-taking in support of growth, but growing excesses in financial risk-taking, which pose challenges to financial stability, according to the International Monetary Fund's latest Global Financial Stability Report. IMF

8 Oct 2014 | Read More »

IMF / WEO PREVIEW

The International Monetary Fund's latest assessment of the global economy is that both advanced and emerging markets are failing to deliver job-creating growth this year. While the economic recovery creeps ahead, it's threatened by stubbornly low inflation in many countries and financial markets that look optimistically high. IMF

7 Oct 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / TRADE AND DEVELOPMENT REPORT

A new UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) report said six years after the onset of the global economic and financial crisis, the world economy has still not found a sustainable growth path. UNCTAD’s Director for Globalization and Development Strategies said a world of “happy bankers, footloose corporations and stressed households” can neither be sustainable [...]

10 Sep 2014 | Read More »

GA / RESTRUCTURING DEBT WRAP

The General Assembly adopted a resolution in favour of a legal framework that would help regulate restructuring of foreign sovereign debt. The project –proposed by Argentina- was presented by the Group of 77 + China. UNIFEED-UNTV

9 Sep 2014 | Read More »

IMF / WORLD ECONOMIC OUTLOOK

The IMF's latest World Economic Outlook (WEO) Update says that the global recovery has continued but at an uneven pace, and that downside risks remain. Continued policy efforts are needed to secure a more robust recovery. IMF

24 Jul 2014 | Read More »

UN / INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE SEAFARER

Wednesday 25 June is the “Day of the Seafarer” aimed at recognizing the invaluable contribution seafarers make to international trade and the world economy, often at great personal cost to themselves and their families. IMO

24 Jun 2014 | Read More »

IMF / ECB RATE CUT

The International Monetary Fund has welcomed the announcement of the European Central Bank's package of rate cuts and liquidity measures on Thursday. The ECB cut its deposit rate to minus 0.1 percent and it opened a 400 billion euro liquidity channel that is tied to bank lending. The moves are planned to spur bank lending in [...]

5 Jun 2014 | Read More »

 

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