Tag Archives: Trade

Critical Connections: Promoting Economic Growth and Resilience in Europe and Central Asia

The World Bank has recently published the report “Critical Connections: Promoting Economic Growth and Resilience in Europe and Central Asia”. The report examines how trade, investment, migration, and other linkages among countries drive economic growth in the Europe and Central Asia region. The study breaks new ground by using a multidimensional approach that recognizes how …
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OECD Economic Outlook – Nov 2017

The OECD has just published its latest Economic Outlook. According to the report, the world economy has strengthened, with monetary and fiscal stimulus underpinning a broad-based and synchronised improvement in growth rates across most countries. Annual growth of the world economy is projected to improve slightly in 2018, but remains below the pre-crisis period and …
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TCdata360: Filling Gaps in Open Trade and Competitiveness Data

The World Bank Group just launched a new open data platform for trade and competitiveness – TCdata360. The site aggregates and visualizes data from multiple sources and presents it in tandem with other knowledge and resources. The site currently features over 1350 indicators drawn from the following sources: Citizen Engagement in Rulemaking Doing Business Enabling …
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Trade in Counterfeit and Pirated Goods

The OECD has just published “Trade in Counterfeit and Pirated Goods: Mapping the Economic Impact.” The study offers and up-to-date analysis of the impact on global trade of counterfeit and pirated products. Counterfeit and pirated products come from many economies, with China appearing as the single largest producing market. These illegal products are frequently found …
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Do Environmental Policies Affect Global Value Chains?

The OECD has just published the report “Do environmental policies affect global value chains? A new perspective on the pollution haven hypothesis.” According to the study countries that implement tougher environmental policies do not lose export competitiveness when compared against countries with more moderate regulations. The new OECD report analyses historic export data in high …
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Global Value Chains Opportunities for Growth

Global value chains offer opportunities for growth, jobs and development, but more must be done so all countries and firms can participate equally, according to a new OECD-WTO-World Bank Group report. “Global Value Chains: Challenges, Opportunities and Implications for Policy” argues that success in international markets depends as much on the capacity to import high-quality …
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Enabling Trade Challenge

The World Economic Forum has just published “Global Enabling Trade Report 2014.” According to the study, the most successful countries in terms of enabling trade are Singapore, Hong Kong and the Netherlands. The report shows that emerging markets are still failing to implement trade reforms to help bolster the global economic recovery. Common barriers to …
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Key Trends in International Merchandise Trade

UNCTAD has just published the report entitled “Key Trends in International Merchandise Trade.” The report covers a range of trends and indicators, including statistics on sectoral, regional and South-South trade, on export diversification and sophistication, and on intra-industry trade. The publication shows that, notwithstanding the economic crisis, world trade has increased dramatically over the past …
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Trade and Development Report 2013

The UNCTAD has just published “Trade and Development Report 2013: Adjusting to the Changing Dynamics of the World Economy.” According to the study the world economy is experiencing a structural shift, and countries must introduce fundamental changes in their growth strategies in order to adjust to it. In particular, developing and transition economies that have …
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Economic Development in Africa Report 2013

The UNCTAD has just released the Economic Development in Africa Report 2013, subtitled “Intra-African Trade: Unlocking Private Sector Dynamism”. According to the study, African governments are embarked on a major campaign to reduce trade barriers between the continent’s countries, but while doing this, they had better take vigorous measures to boost their private sectors, or …
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