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23 April 2015
Ramping up the pace of the global recovery, reversing the economic fall-out of the Ebola crisis, and supporting ongoing international efforts at crafting a new development agenda shared centre stage during the Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank Group from 17-19...
23 April 2015
Following a two-year investigation, the European Commission’s competition branch filed charges on Wednesday against Russia’s biggest energy company Gazprom, citing claims of unfair practices in Central and Eastern Europe. The gas giant is under investigation for allegedly abusing its market...
13 April 2015
What role for trade, and how to build coherence between, the proposed sustainable development goals and the ongoing financing for development talks? The post-2015 development agenda scheduled to be agreed in New York in September will ­– it is hoped – guide development plans and policymaking for...
25 April 2015
Ряд стран СНГ стали учредителями нового регионального банка развития – Азиатского банка инфраструктурных инвестиций. Некоторые экономисты считают, что он станет конкурентом существующим институтам, таким как Всемирный банк, Международный валютный фонд и Азиатский банк развития. Другие отмечают...
24 April 2015
期待已久的的促进贸易授权(TPA)提案正式进入程序,华盛顿的贸易辩论成为焦点。本周三,参议院财经委员会以20票赞成、6票反对的投票结果通过该提案,提案将进入下一步程序。 该法案的正式名称为《2015年国会两党贸易优先事项和责任法案》,是经过旷日持久的谈判后于上周 提交的 。提案人为参议院财经委员会Orrin Hatch参议员和 Ron Wyden参议员,以及众议院筹款委员会的Paul Ryan众议员。 Hatch是来自犹他州的共和党参议员,同时担任参议员财经委员会主席。Wyden是来自俄勒冈州的民主党参议员,同时担任该委员会民主党领袖。Ryan是威斯康辛州的共和党众议员,...
23 April 2015
The trade debate in Washington has now moved squarely into the spotlight, following the introduction of the long-awaited Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation. The proposed text already went through a “mark-up” in the Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday, passing by a 20-6 majority. The bill...
23 April 2015
A draft US bill on trade has raised the spectre of negotiations to update the base year used in farm subsidy calculations, as trade officials in Geneva reported slow progress in WTO talks on agriculture. The draft bipartisan text tabled in the US Senate Finance and House Ways and Means committees...
23 April 2015
A WTO panel is set to hear the US’ complaint over China’s alleged export-contingent subsidy programme, following Wednesday’s meeting of the organisation’s Dispute Settlement Body (DSB). Panel requests from the US and New Zealand over Indonesian agricultural import restrictions discussed at the same...
22 April 2015
С предложением повысить таможенные пошлины и пересмотреть ряд условий членства России в ВТО выступил Российский национальный комитет Международной торговой палаты – Всемирной организации бизнеса (ICC Russia). Соответствующие предложения, по информации газеты «Известия», были направлены в...
21 April 2015
Membros do Comitê de Meio Ambiente do Parlamento Europeu chegaram a um acordo para limitar o uso dos chamados "biocombustíveis de primeira geração". A proposta, que ainda precisa ser votada no Parlamento em 29 de abril e aprovada pelo Conselho de Ministros, prevê que os membros da União Europeia (...

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