Europe, Asia Leaders Prep for High-Level Summit, With Trade and Cooperation to Headline Agenda

Volume
22,
Number
34
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18 October 2018
18 October 2018
Leaders from the European Union and from a host of Asian countries are meeting in Brussels, Belgium, this week for a high-level gathering that is due to tackle subjects like economic cooperation, trade and investment, and climate change. The meeting, along with related summits scheduled this week...
18 October 2018
The 2018 Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank Group (WBG) wrapped up in Bali, Indonesia, this past weekend, bringing to a close several days of meetings where ministers and other high-level officials debated the future of fiscal and monetary policy, development,...
18 October 2018
The past week has seen a flurry of activity and headlines on the Brexit negotiations, ahead of a pivotal meeting on the evening of Wednesday 17 October among EU leaders to weigh the negotiating state of play and prepare for the final months of 2018. While no major breakthroughs were announced,...
18 October 2018
The preparations for Brexit have been a top-line agenda item for trade negotiators in Geneva, with the subject of how to divvy up EU and UK tariff-rate quotas being one of the main items for review at a meeting of the WTO’s Market Access Committee last week. Sources expect the process to require...
18 October 2018
Ministers representing 16 Asia-Pacific countries called for “further improvements” in negotiating a sweeping trade accord, while outlining some advances in talks on the framework of rules for the planned agreement. The meeting, held in Singapore, comes ahead of a 2018 target for endorsing a “...
18 October 2018
The International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) is hiring a Managing Editor for Bridges Africa and Passerelles, its English and French-language periodicals focusing on trade and sustainable development in the African continent. The position is for ICTSD’s Geneva office,...
18 October 2018
Coming Soon 22-26 October, Geneva, Switzerland. WORLD INVESTMENT FORUM 2018. Over the course of 50 events including roundtables, summits, and private sector-led sessions, this annual forum, hosted by the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), will address global challenges for...
18 October 2018
HUMAN CAPITAL INDEX. Published by the World Bank (October 2018). This new report from the World Bank covers the implications of underinvesting in education, health, and other key areas for the future incomes of individuals and countries over the coming years. The index ranks countries by a measure...