Davos: Global Economy Prospects, Risks in Focus at High-Level Meet

Volume
20,
Number
3
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28 January 2016
28 January 2016
The World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Annual Meeting in the Swiss town of Davos drew to a close on Saturday, with the state of the global economy one of the main topics dominating the agenda for the four-day gathering. Coming at a time of global growth forecasts that are once again gloomy, the 20-23...
28 January 2016
After nearly five years of talks, the EU and Switzerland on Monday announced the conclusion of a deal linking their respective emissions trading schemes, in a move that will allow covered entities in both systems to trade emissions permits with each other. Set up in 2008, the Swiss scheme includes...
28 January 2016
The international debate on the potential merits and pitfalls of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement has ramped up in recent weeks, ahead of the pact’s scheduled signing by the participating countries in New Zealand on 4 February. The English legal “scrub” of the 12-country agreement has...
28 January 2016
The EU and the US are racing to wrap up negotiations for a new “Safe Harbour” agreement for trans-Atlantic data transfers ahead of a 31 January target date, amid growing concern that a deal will not be reached in time. The push to conclude this “Safe Harbour 2.0” pact comes amid uncertainty over...
28 January 2016
Over a year after negotiations were concluded for an EU-Canada trade deal, the prospects and timing for ratification remain unclear, despite hopes expressed by officials on both sides in recent weeks that the agreement will receive lawmakers’ approval in 2016. Negotiations for the deal were...
28 January 2016
Coming Soon 28 January, Washington, US. TPP SERIES: IMPACT ON MANUFACTURING. Organised by the Washington International Trade Association (WITA), this event is part of a larger series focused on the recently-negotiated Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement. This particular session will address...
28 January 2016
E15 POLICY OPTIONS PAPERS. Published by the E15 Initiative (January 2016). On 22 January during the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Annual Meeting in Davos, the E15Initiative – a joint endeavor by the WEF and the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) – delivered a...