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07. – INTERNATIONAL TRADE

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 »

WORLD BANK / AFRICA'S PULSE

Economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa continues to rise from 4.7 percent in 2013 to a forecasted 5.2 percent in 2014. This performance is boosted by rising investment in natural resources and infrastructure, and strong household spending, according to the World Bank's new Africa's Pulse, a twice-yearly analysis of the Africa's economic prospects. WORLD BANK

7 Apr 2014 | Read More »

UN / ARMS TREATY ANNIVERSARY

Marking the first anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), UN officials called on all States that have not yet done so to sign and/or ratify the instrument without delay to facilitate its entry into force. UNTV

2 Apr 2014 | Read More »

UN / LIBYA

The Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution condemning attempts to illicitly export crude oil from Libya and imposing sanctions on vessels involved in such efforts. UNTV

19 Mar 2014 | Read More »

UN / ECONOMIC PROSPECTS 2014

The latest UN World Economic Situation and Prospects report says that global economic growth should increase over the next two years with continuing signs of improvement. The global economy is expected to grow at a pace of 3.0 per cent in 2014 and 3.3 per cent in 2015, compared with an estimated growth of 2.1 [...]

18 Dec 2013 | Read More »

WORLD BANK/ FINANCIAL INCLUSION

As mobile banking and other technological innovations fuel the expansion of financial services in many developing countries, a new World Bank report urges policy makers to focus on products that benefit the poor, women and other vulnerable groups the most. The “Global Financial Development Report 2014: Financial Inclusion” report stays no-frills savings and payment accounts, [...]

12 Nov 2013 | Read More »

GA / KERRY PALESTINIAN AID

US Secretary of State John Kerry told a special meeting on the sidelines of the general debate, that if Israel makes peace with Palestine, "it and the countries around it that take part in that will be the richest countries in the region and the world" as "there will be an enormous economic benefit that [...]

25 Sep 2013 | Read More »

IMF / JAPAN OUTLOOK

Japanese authorities have embarked on an ambitious agenda to raise growth and end deflation. It's called the "three arrows" of Abenomics, comprising aggressive monetary easing, flexible fiscal policy and structural reforms to raise potential growth. The IMF supports this policy package, but has emphasized that success depends on implementation of all three arrows. IMF  

5 Aug 2013 | Read More »

IMF / SPAIN ECONOMIC FORECAST

At the launch of the IMF's regular health check for the Spanish economy, mission chief James Daniel said Spain needed to maintain its recent progress on reforms to create jobs. (IMF)

2 Aug 2013 | Read More »

WORLD BANK / FOOD PRICES

International food prices have declined for the third consecutive quarter and are now 12 percent below the historical peak in August 2012, according to the World Bank's Food Price Watch report. But the report says the continued popularity of food subsidies often do not deliver the results policy makers are seeking. WORLD BANK

26 Jul 2013 | Read More »

 

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