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UNCTAD: World Investment Report 2020

Global flows of foreign direct investment (FDI) will be under severe pressure this year as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. These vital resources are expected to fall sharply from 2019 levels of $1.5 trillion, dropping well below the trough reached during the global financial crisis and undoing the already lackluster growth in international investment …
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UNCTAD: Key Statistics and Trends in International Trade 2019

UNCTAD has recently launched the report “Key Statistics and Trends in International Trade 2019.” After a recovery in international trade in 2017 and the first half of 2018, economic conditions started deteriorating in the second half of 2018 and further in 2019. The reasons were trade tensions between the United States of America and China, …
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UNCTAD: Key Statistics and Trends in Trade Policy 2019

UNCTAD has recently launched the report “Key Statistics and Trends in Trade Policy 2019.“ With the notable exception of the increase in bilateral tariffs between the United States and China, tariffs have remained substantially stable during the last few years with tariff protection remaining a critical factor only in certain sectors in a limited number …
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Global Employment Trends for Youth 2020

The ILO has published the report “Global Employment Trends for Youth 2020: Technology and the future of jobs.” Incorporating the most recent labour market information available, Global Employment Trends for Youth sets out the youth labour market situation around the world. It shows where progress has or has not been made, updates world and regional …
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OECD Tourism Trends and Policies 2020

The OECD has just released the “Tourism Trends and Policies” report. The 2020 edition analyses tourism performance and policy trends across 51 OECD countries and partner economies. It highlights the need for coherent and comprehensive approaches to tourism policy making, and the significance of the tourism economy, with data covering domestic, inbound and outbound tourism, …
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Corporate Bond Market Trends, Emerging Risks and Monetary Policy

After a return to more expansionary monetary policies in early 2019, the world’s non-financial corporations borrowed an additional USD 2.1 trillion in the form of corporate bonds. In real terms, this is equivalent to the amount borrowed in the previous record year 2016 and represents a clear reversal of the decrease in corporate bond issuance …
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UNCTAD: World Economic Situation and Prospects 2020

UNCTAD has recently launched the report “World Economic Situation and Prospects 2020”. The global economy has suffered a significant slowdown amid prolonged trade disputes and wide-ranging policy uncertainties. While a slight uptick in economic activity is forecast for 2020, the World Economic Situation and Prospects 2020 warns that economic risks remain strongly tilted to the …
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Library Newsletter: Trends Watching

New Years’ is a time of resolutions and fresh beginnings. As business people, it also makes us look ahead to try to divine the top trends that are most likely to affect our business over the years to come. Library resources are useful for tracking deep, broad-based trends that are happening right now or poised …
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Researche for AGRI Committee – A Comparative Analysis of Global Agricultural Policies: Lessons for the Future CAP

This study provides a comparative analysis of global agricultural policies aimed at drawing lessons for the future of the CAP. Against the background of the main trends in agricultural support as well as recent changes and new initiatives in global agricultural policies, an in depth analysis is made of selected instruments in five countries (Australia, …
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