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UNCTAD: Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Trade and Development

UNCTAD has just launched the report. “Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on trade and development: transitioning to a new normal.“ Global markets and spirits are up with the news that two COVID-19 vaccines have shown to be more than 90% effective in late-stage clinical trials. But while there is growing confidence that an end to …
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COVID-19 and E-commerce: Findings from a Survey of Online Consumers in 9 Countries

UNCTAD is the part of the United Nations Secretariat that deals with trade, investment, and development issues. Through its E-Commerce and Digital Economy Programme, UNCTAD is uniquely placed to address the cross-cutting development implications of e-commerce and digitalization. This survey, conducted by UNCTAD and Observatory NetComm Suisse, in collaboration with NIC.br, Apertamente and Inveon, brings …
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UNCTAD: Economic Development in Africa Report 2020

In the aftermath of the current coronavirus disease pandemic, African countries will need to intensify their resource mobilization efforts to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The multidisciplinary methodology adopted in the “Economic Development in Africa Report 2020: Tackling Illicit Financial Flows for Sustainable Development in Africa” is geared towards tackling the relationship between …
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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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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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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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