WTO, OECD, UNCTAD Urge G-20 to Cooperate on Macroeconomic Imbalances

Volume
14,
Number
39
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11 November 2010
11 November 2010
Tensions over exchange rates, macroeconomic imbalances and unemployment are symptoms of "intensifying protectionist pressures" that will challenge the world's leading economies, the WTO, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and...
11 November 2010
The United States Congress elected last week will include more influential lawmakers inclined to look favourably upon open trade and negotiated trade agreements than its predecessor. This much is clear based on incoming members' views and voting records . Despite record low levels of public support...
11 November 2010
Days after calling for a dramatic reorientation of European farm subsidies towards environmental protection, the French ministry for ecology and sustainable development has taken the controversial proposal off its website, following a firestorm of protest from the country's farm lobby...
11 November 2010
That the number of bilateral and regional free trade agreements around the world has grown dramatically in recent years is well known. The trend has continued, involving countries irrespective of size or geographical dispersion. Negotiations have been proposed, or are underway, between large...
11 November 2010
The Democratic Party's big losses in last week's congressional vote in the US have all but snuffed out prospects for meaningful nation-wide legislation to curb greenhouse gas emissions over the next two years. Most Republicans have fiercely opposed past climate change initiatives by Congressional...
11 November 2010
Recent suggestions that China may slash its exports of rare earth metals has many importing countries looking for new sources and questioning whether the trade restrictions would be WTO compliant. Rare earth elements such as scandium, yttrium, and cerium as are crucial for the production of many...
11 November 2010
The European Commission on Tuesday set out a blueprint for an EU trade strategy that would help boost growth and job creation in Europe. The paper does not represent a significant departure from the EU's four-year-old ‘global Europe' strategy, which called for free trade agreements (FTAs) with some...
11 November 2010
Coming up this week 11 - 13 November, Seoul, South Korea. G20 SUMMIT. The Group of 20 summit will be taking place in Seoul, South Korea. The summit will continue to look at and discuss the effects of the global financial crisis, and what can be done to speed the recovery. Other majors issues may...
11 November 2010
WHY THE IMF AND THE INTERNATIONAL MONETARY SYSTEM NEED MORE THAN COSMETIC REFORM. By Yilmaz Akyüz. (The South Centre, November 2010). This South Centre report argues that the G20 agenda misses some of the key issues that need to be dealt with in order to effectively reform the international...