Officials Call for “Forceful, Balanced” Policy Mix at IMF-World Bank Meet

Volume
20,
Number
14
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21 April 2016
21 April 2016
With downside risks to the global economy on the rise and growth still sluggish, countries need “to buttress confidence” in their respective policies and put in place a “more forceful and balanced policy mix,” said finance ministers and central bank chiefs on Saturday 16 April in Washington...
21 April 2016
The state of the international steel market took centre stage this week at a high-level meeting in Brussels, with government officials and industry representatives debating over what steps to take in order to curb the burgeoning global crisis. The highly-anticipated symposium on 18 April was...
21 April 2016
Washington and Beijing have reached a deal in their dispute ( DS489 ) over China’s allegedly export-contingent subsidy programme, according to the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR). The news, announced on Thursday 14 April, comes over a year after the US filed a WTO complaint challenging...
21 April 2016
The UN’s intellectual property agency held a landmark development conference earlier this month, bringing together representatives from government, civil society, industry groups, and other officials for a two-day meeting at the organisation’s Geneva headquarters. The International Conference on...
21 April 2016
The WTO’s highest court reversed an earlier panel ruling last Thursday in a dispute filed by Panama ( DS453 ) concerning various Argentine tax measures, along with policies involving access to the reinsurance sectors, the Argentine capital market, the foreign exchange market, and the registration...
21 April 2016
The UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) agreed last week in Nairobi on a timeframe for its next major series of climate reports – including a special report in 2018 on the ramifications of a 1.5 degree Celsius increase in global temperatures above pre-industrial levels. The 1.5...
21 April 2016
The EU and Mercosur are set to ramp up their long-struggling trade talks, with officials from both sides confirming plans to exchange market access offers in goods and services during the second week of May. The news, confirmed in early April by EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström and Uruguayan...
21 April 2016
Coming Soon 22 April, Geneva, Switzerland. MEASURING E-COMMERCE DAY. This event is the culmination of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development’s (UNCTAD) E-Commerce week. It will focus on demonstrating the latest improvements to data on countries’ readiness to use e-commerce, as well...
21 April 2016
THE INTERNATIONALIZATION OF THE RENMINBI. By the International Monetary Institute, Renmin University of China. Published by Routledge (April 2016). Given the ramifications of the global financial crisis on the global economic architecture, this book examines China’s efforts toward the eventual...