UNCTAD Chief says investment outlook subdued, urges investment for sustainable development 08 Sep -
UNCTAD Secretary-General Mukhisa Kituyi warned Sunday that the road to global investment recovery remains bumpy, with investors reluctant to expand their businesses in the face of widespread economic fragility and policy uncertainty. According to the UNCTAD World Investment Report, global foreign direct investment (FDI) in 2012 contracted by 18 per cent.
Workshop scheduled for debt management officials 04 Sep -
Developing-country officials who deal with debt issues and strategies are to take part in a regional workshop on asset and liability management being held from 30 September to 3 October.
First debt audit based on UNCTAD principles 20 Aug -
Norway has completed a review of its loans to developing countries based on UNCTAD's Principles of Responsible Sovereign Lending and Borrowing (the Principles) demonstrating the increasing importance of the Principles in setting international standards.
Publication on non-tariff measures detailing developing-countries' perspective 15 Aug -
A new UNCTAD publication reports on the effects of non-tariff measures in the developing world. The publication, "Non-tariff Measures to Trade: Economic and Policy Issues for Developing Countries," seeks to inform policymakers and other stakeholders about issues relating to non-tariff measures, which pose ever more challenges to international trade policies.