IMF, World Bank Group Annual Meetings to Examine Global Economy, Trade Landscape

Volume
22,
Number
33
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11 October 2018
11 October 2018
The Annual Meetings of the World Bank Group (WBG) and International Monetary Fund (IMF) will kick off on Friday 12 October, setting in motion three days of high-level meetings that are set to look at the shifting pace of the global economy one decade after the international financial crisis,...
11 October 2018
This week, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a long-awaited report on the expected impacts and trade-offs the international community will confront once global temperature increases reach 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, as compared to two degrees. The...
11 October 2018
The Canada-European Union Comprehensive and Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) celebrated late last month its one-year anniversary since its provisional entry into force, with officials meeting in a “joint committee” format to evaluate the accord’s implementation and adopt recommendations involving...
11 October 2018
The world’s third largest economy should consider taking a “fresh look” at the economic policy strategy known as “Abenomics,” according to a report issued by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) last week on Japan. While noting that Tokyo has played a “leadership role” on trade liberalisation, the...
11 October 2018
On Sunday 7 October, Brazilian presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro of the Social Liberal Party (PSL) received 46 percent in the first voting round, lacking the majority needed to avert a second round contest. He will now face the Workers' Party (PT) candidate, Fernando Haddad, on 28 October, who...
11 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,...
11 October 2018
Coming Soon 12-14 October, Bali, Indonesia. 2018 ANNUAL MEETINGS OF THE IMF AND WORLD BANK GROUP. The 2018 Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank Group (WBG) will assemble central bank governors, ministers of finance and development, civil society members and...
11 October 2018
ACCESS TO GENETIC RESOURCES AND BENEFIT SHARING 25 YEARS ON: PROGRESS AND CHALLENGES. By Manuel Ruiz Muller for the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD). This new paper examines the current landscape in access and benefit sharing (ABS) in relation to genetic resources...