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OECD Economic Outlook – May 2019

The OECD has just published its latest Economic Outlook. According to the report, global growth slowed sharply in late 2018 and is now stabilising at a moderate level. Escalating trade conflicts and dangerous financial vulnerabilities threaten a new weakening of activity by undermining investment and confidence worldwide. The global economy is expected to achieve moderate …
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Trade Scenario: Employment Implications in Europe of a Large Increase in Global Tariffs

Protectionism is on the rise. This scenario estimates the potential impact of a significant increase in tariffs in the world’s major trading blocs. The analysis is carried out using the E3ME macroeconometric model, which provides information on sectoral impacts, together with the Warwick Labour Market Extension model for occupational analysis. Further analysis of the employment …
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UNCTAD: Key Statistics and Trends in Trade Policy 2018

UNCTAD has recently launched the report “Key Statistics and Trends in Trade Policy 2018: Trade Tensions, Implications for Developing Countries”. During the last decade international trade has been characterized by a progressive shift in the use of trade policy instruments. Despite the trade tensions that have characterised the last year, tariffs have remained substantially stable …
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OECD Economic Outlook – Nov 2018

The OECD has just published its latest Economic Outlook. According to the report, global economic growth remains strong but has passed its recent peak and faces escalating risks including rising trade tensions and tightening financial conditions. Growth forecasts for next year have been revised down for most of the world’s major economies. Global GDP is …
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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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