China Vows To Ramp Up Aid, Investment, Trade With Africa

Volume
10,
Number
37
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8 November 2006
8 November 2006
Political and business leaders from China and several African countries vowed to expand trade and investment flows, as well as other forms of bilateral cooperation, during a 4-5 November summit in Beijing. In his opening speech, Chinese President Hu Jintao promised to double Beijing's current level...
8 November 2006
WTO Members on 7 November formally approved Vietnam's membership in the global trade body, bringing to an end a process that had lasted over 11 years. With the WTO General Council's approval of Vietnam's package of accession commitments, the only steps that remain for Vietnam to attain full...
8 November 2006
Formal trade negotiations at the WTO remain frozen as they have been since late July when Members proved unable to agree on farm subsidy and tariff cuts. Nonetheless, Geneva-based negotiators say that delegations continue to meet informally. Trade diplomats from Canada, Chile, Indonesia, Kenya, New...
8 November 2006
Many Members said they were satisfied with the WTO Secretariat's plans for trade-related technical assistance in 2007, at a 3 November meeting of the Committee on Trade and Development (CTD). However, sources report that they were unable to adopt the 'Technical Assistance and Training Plan' for...
8 November 2006
NEW WTO REPORT: TRADE GROWTH DECELERATES, OIL REVENUES BOOM The growth of world trade slowed down in 2005 due to lower net global economic activity, according to new data from the WTO. The global trade body's annual International Trade Statistics report, released on 9 November, says that global...
8 November 2006
EVENTS For a more comprehensive list of events in trade and sustainable development, please refer to ICTSD's web calendar at: http://www.ictsd.org/cal/index.htm . If you would like to submit an event, please email [email protected]
8 November 2006
Countries used the first days of a UN climate meeting in Nairobi to stake out their broad positions on greenhouse gas reduction obligations post-2012, when the first commitment period under the Kyoto Protocol ends. In a working group on the issue, delegations widely agreed on the need to avoid a...
8 November 2006
WORLD ENERGY OUTLOOK 2006. The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the International Energy Agency (IEA), 7 November 2006. It explores two alternate international energy futures, and responds to the remit of the G-8 world leaders by mapping a new energy future,...