22 mars 2013World commercial services exports grew by 3% in the fourth quarter of 2012
According to preliminary estimates by the WTO and UNCTAD, in the fourth quarter of 2012, world exports of commercial services grew by 3 %, as compared with the same quarter of the year before. The estimates point to a modest, but certain recovery of global services trade at the end of the year, after 2% decline recorded in the third quarter. Preliminary figures (balance-of-payments basis, current prices) indicate that the observed growth was led by Asia and Oceania (8%) and Northern America (5%). At the same time, Europe's services exports remained stagnant, at the level of exports recorded for the last 3 months of 2011.
21 mars 2013UNCTAD launches Trade and Development Strategy for Comoros
The strategy, developed in partnership with the Government of Comoros, focuses on achieving food self-sufficiency, improving the country's access to international markets, and finding the Comoros' place in regional markets.
19 mars 2013Multi-year meeting to examine commodities issues
Helping poor countries to capitalize on exports of basic farm goods and raw materials is the focus of UNCTAD's Multi-year Expert Meeting on Commodities and Development being held on 20-21 March 2013.