Coronavirus (COVID-19) : News, Analysis and Resources

UNCTAD is monitoring the effects of the global pandemic on manufacturing, trade, foreign direct investment and economic growth.

Analysis and Resources
 
 
News
 This coronavirus crisis will change the world forever
Written by
Nelson Barbosa (Sao Paulo School of Economics and University of Brasilia) and Richard Kozul-Wright (UNCTAD)
 Coronavirus could cut global investment by 40%, new estimates show
An updated UNCTAD analysis reveals that the COVID-19 pandemic's impact on foreign direct investment will be more dramatic than previously projected.
 #Tourism – A life line in free fall
Written by
Isabelle Durant, UNCTAD Deputy Secretary-General
 Coronavirus: Let's keep ships moving, ports open and cross-border trade flowing
Written by
Dr. Mukhisa Kituyi, Secretary-General of UNCTAD
 Benin takes business registration online at critical time
Benin means business. The West African nation's arsenal of smart eGovernment tools is helping it remain open for business during the coronavirus pandemic.
 Urgent need for swift economic response to coronavirus
Written by
Nelson Barbosa (Sao Paulo School of Economics and University of Brasilia) and Richard Kozul-Wright (UNCTAD)
 ''Made in Monde'': Time to rethink the system
Written by
Isabelle Durant, UNCTAD Deputy Secretary-General
 Coronavirus: Can policymakers avert a trillion-dollar crisis?
Downside scenario sees a $2 trillion shortfall in global income. UNCTAD calls for coordinated policymaking to prevent a global economic meltdown.
 Coronavirus could shrink global FDI by 5% to 15%
UNCTAD projects that the COVID-19 epidemic could bring global foreign direct investment flows to their lowest levels since the 2008-2009 financial crisis
 Coronavirus outbreak costs global value chains $50 billion in exports
The impacts of the coronavirus (COVID-19) are being felt along global value chains as manufacturing slows in China, a new UNCTAD report finds.
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Written by: Abudi Zein
Article No. 48 [UNCTAD Transport and Trade Facilitation Newsletter N°85 - First Quarter 2020]

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