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17 February 2017
Recent discussions of international investment policies, inspired by the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, have drawn attention to the...
16 February 2017
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe completed a two-day visit to the United States last weekend, holding talks with US President Donald Trump on how to deepen their countries’ economic relationship under the new leadership in Washington. Trade was widely expected to be high on the agenda during the...
16 February 2017
The European Parliament voted on Wednesday 15 February in favour of reforming the bloc’s flagship carbon market, paving the way for negotiations with the other EU institutions on finalising those changes for the 2021-2030 period. Lawmakers signed off on the reform package with 379 votes in favour,...
16 February 2017
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and US President Donald Trump held their first official meeting in Washington on Monday 13 February, highlighting in a joint press conference the close ties between their two economies and pledging a mutual commitment to continued cooperation. Trump also said...
15 February 2017
In November, ICTSD and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) organised a dialogue on inclusive rules of origin as part of the RTA Exchange project. Access to preferential...
13 February 2017
It’s been an eventful 12 months for global trade. The UK voted for Brexit, the US elected Donald Trump, and anti-globalisation sentiment surged across many regions. All the while...
24 January 2017
Economic growth is expected to experience a modest recovery in Africa this year, according to the United Nations’ World Economic Situation and Prospects 2017 (WESP 2017) report. The document, which was released on 18 January, is the result of a joint effort between several UN institutions – the...
26 February 2017
За первый месяц 2017 г. Узбекистан экспортировал свыше 31 тыс. тонн свежих и переработанных овощей и фруктов. Такие объемы экспортных потоков позволили стране заработать около 42,6 млн долл. США, что в два раза превышает аналогичные показатели за январь 2016 года. По данным «Узагроэкспорта»,...
25 February 2017
После наблюдения за укреплением роста торговли в конце 2016 г., эксперты ВТО также прогнозируют стабильный и умеренный рост торговых показателей и в первом квартале 2017 года. Такой вывод был сделан на основании недавно опубликованного ВТО «Прогноза индикаторов мировой торговли» (“World Trade...
24 February 2017
По итогам 2016 г. Казахстан набрал 69 баллов из 100 возможных и поднялся сразу на 27 позиций до 42-го места в рейтинге Индекса экономической свободы 2017, подготовленном американским исследовательским центром «Фонд наследия» (The Heritage Foundation) совместно с газетой The Wall Street Journal. По...
23 February 2017
Em 22 de fevereiro, entrou em vigor o Acordo de Facilitação do Comércio (TFA, sigla em inglês), negociado na Conferência Ministerial de Bali, em 2013. Segundo a Organização Mundial do Comércio (OMC), a simplificação e desburocratização de atividades e procedimentos de comércio exterior almejadas...
23 February 2017
Avec le Programme de développement durable à l’horizon 2030 et l’Agenda 2063, le continent africain aspire à réaliser des objectifs de développement ambitieux au cours des prochaines années. L’une des clés pour que ces efforts soient couronnés de succès résidera dans la capacité des pays Africains...
23 February 2017
Les besoins de financement de l’Afrique dans le cadre des ODD sont considérables, s’élevant au minimum à 600 milliards US$ par an. Alors que sa dette, tant extérieure qu’intérieure, augmente, comment l’Afrique peut-elle financer ses ambitions de développement et assurer la viabilité de sa dette ?...

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