IMF Chief Calls On Countries to Ward Off Protectionist Pressures

Volume
22,
Number
12
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12 April 2018
12 April 2018
The head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) warned on Wednesday 11 April of looming uncertainty in the global economy, suggesting that even amid recently strong economic growth, countries must do more to stave off instability and risk, particularly by avoiding protectionist pressures...
12 April 2018
Chinese President Xi Jinping laid out an agenda of economic measures that touched on trade, investment, and intellectual property rights during a high-profile speech on Tuesday 10 April in Boao, China, while also issuing a defence of the multilateral, rules-based order. The speech was delivered at...
12 April 2018
Negotiators working to update the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) are looking at whether they could announce an agreement “in principle” within the coming weeks, though various media outlets suggest that this goal will not be reached in time for a high-level regional leaders’ summit...
12 April 2018
Finance ministers and central bank governors from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) stressed the importance of building on strong economic growth figures during their annual meeting last week, while highlighting the value of trade, investment, financial integration, and...
12 April 2018
The next phase of the Brexit talks is due to get underway in the coming weeks, with EU and UK negotiators looking to wrap up some final details of the transition process, in line with an existing political deal in this area, and begin charting their future relationship for when the transition ends...
12 April 2018
The International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) is looking to fill the following three vacancies. ICTSD is hiring for the role of Senior Manager: Climate & Energy, which will be dedicated to conceptualising and implementing a comprehensive programme aimed at informing and...
12 April 2018
Coming Soon 13 April, Tokyo, Japan. ADVISORY COUNCIL POLICY DIALOGUE: FINANCING INFRASTRUCTURE IN DEVELOPING ASIA. This event will focus on the relationship between economic growth and investment in infrastructure go, given the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) estimates which suggest that...
12 April 2018
FISHERIES SUBSIDIES RULES AT THE WTO: A COMPILATION OF EVIDENCE AND ANALYSIS. By the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD). The papers in this compilation discuss the decision coming out of the WTO’s Eleventh Ministerial Conference, which directed trade negotiators to...