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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-UNCTAD 19th Report on G20 Investment Measures

Investment measures taken by G20 Members between mid-October 2017 and mid-May 2018 show a mixed picture, according to the 19th OECD-UNCTAD report. While some point towards greater openness for foreign investment and the easing of conditions for international capital flows, especially where enterprise investment is concerned, others introduce new investment restrictions. Investment policies related to …
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OECD-UNCTAD 17th Report on G20 Investment Measures

The 17th OECD-UNCTAD report on G20 investment measures – which is part of the trade and investment report – found that for the first time in years, the regular inventory of formal investment policy measures records a relatively greater proportion of restrictions to international investment. Previous reports had consistently shown a solid orientation of G20 …
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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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The Least Developed Countries Report 2012

The UNCTAD has just published “The Least Developed Countries Report 2012”. The study focuses on how the world’s poorest countries can benefit further from the billions of dollars their ex-patriots send home from jobs overseas – and on how to counteract “brain drain.” According to the report, nationals of the globe’s 48 LDCs sent home …
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UNCTAD: Technology and Innovation Report 2012

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has just published the Technology and Innovation Report 2012 that focuses on how South-South collaboration can help address key capacity questions faced by developing countries. The information and analysis contained in this report mark a welcome contribution to the efforts now getting under way to establish …
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G20 Trade and Investment Measures

The OECD, WTO and UNCTAD have published the Report on G20 Trade and Investment Measures. The publication follows on the heels of the G20 Summit meeting inSeoul in 11-12 November 2010, when leaders reaffirmed the extension until the end of 2013 of their standstill commitment to resist protectionism. According to the new report, G20 governments …
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Commodities and Development Report 2012

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has just launched the “Commodities and Development Report: Perennial Problems, New Challenges and Evolving Perspectives.” The study provides many interesting insights resulting from an in-depth analysis of how different commodities or commodity groups have been affected over the last decade by the commodity price boom, the …
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