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IMF/WORLD ECONOMIC OUTLOOK

Global growth is expected to increase in 2014 after having been stuck in low gear in 2013, says the IMF's latest World Economic Outlook (WEO) Update. The IMF forecasts global growth to average 3.7 percent in 2014―up from 3 percent in 2013―and to rise to 3.9 percent in 2015. IMF

21 Jan 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / DPRK EXECUTION

The UN human rights agency said "it's followed with concern" the news of the arrest and execution of Chang Song-thaek , the uncle of Kim Jong-un, the leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) saying “ this underscores the arbitrary nature of the system in the DPRK and the absence of transparency and due [...]

13 Dec 2013 | Read More »

UN / ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL SURVEY

The UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) discusses the newly launched Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2013. UNTV 

18 Apr 2013 | Read More »

TOKYO / MIDDLE EAST-ASIA

Growth inAsiaduring the first half of this year has slowed to its lowest rate since the start of the global financial crisis, and only a modest and gradual pick up is expected next year, the IMF said. And, the International Monetary Fund offered a mixed outlook for theMiddle Eastregion. IMF

12 Oct 2012 | Read More »

UN / ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL SURVEY ASIA PACIFIC

A UN survey says that Asia and the Pacific will face another year of slowing growth as demand for its exports falls in developed nations and capital costs rise, but the region will remain the anchor of global economic stability. UNTV

10 May 2012 | Read More »

GENEVA / UNICEF HAR LAUNCH

UNICEF on Friday launched an appeal for (USD) $1.28 billion this year, saying that a third of the money was needed to help children in the drought-stricken Horn of Africa. The UN children’s fund said UNICEF expects to help about 97 million people in 25 countries and territories in 2012. CH UNTV

27 Jan 2012 | Read More »

ASIA AIDS EPIDEMIC / CONFERENCE ADVANCER

Asia’s AIDS epidemic is at a critical juncture. The region has seen impressive gains – including a dramatic drop in new HIV infections, however, progress is threatened by the ever changing face of the epidemic. At a key meeting in Busan, South Korea officials, civil society and people living with HIV will discuss how to [...]

25 Aug 2011 | Read More »

UN / ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL SURVEY REPORT

The latest UN regional social and economic report released Thursday said that Asia-Pacific developing countries will continue driving the global economy in 2011, however high food and fuel prices, and volatile capital inflows pose fresh challenges. UNTV

5 May 2011 | Read More »

IMF / CAUCASUS AND CENTRAL ASIA ECONOMIC OUTLOOK

Countries in the Caucasus and Central Asia (CCA) are seeing a second year of strong growth following the crisis, but the region must tackle inflation and other issues if it is to sustain the recovery, the IMF said today in its latest forecast for the region. IMF

28 Apr 2011 | Read More »

IMF / ASIA PACIFIC REPORT

After leading the global recovery for a second year, Asia’s economic outlook remains positive. In an interview, IMF’s Anoop Singh cautions that inflationary pressures are emerging. IMF

21 Oct 2010 | Read More »

 

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