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Accounting standards, corporate transparency, and developing countries
2 Nov 2012
Some 300 experts studied the challenges poor countries face in meeting international standards for transparent business operations and accounting rules. UNCTAD offered a “toolkit” to help.
Experts urge regional efforts and reliance by the South on the South to spur growth despite global downturn
1 Nov 2012
Regional resource-pooling, reliance on regional banks, even the creation of a Bank of the South were suggested to help developing countries in the wake of the world financial crisis.
Peru trade minister to open South-South expert meeting
23 Oct 2012
H.E. Mr. José Luis Silva Martinot, Minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism of Peru, will be delivering a keynote address at the opening of the fourth Multi-year Expert Meeting on International Cooperation: South-South Cooperation and Regional Integration, on Wednesday 24th October.
Global economy at 'critical juncture', UNCTAD economist tells UN delegates in New York
3 Oct 2012
The Director of UNCTAD's Division on Globalization and Development Strategies has warned the delegates attending the General Assembly that "misguided" steps are limiting recovery from the global slowdown. He urged measures to boost income equality so that consumer demand is stimulated.
Teamwork urged to restart global growth, all in same boat, say panellists at UNCTAD Board
19 Sep 2012
The interdependent nature of the world economy requires a coordinated effort to re-energize the faltering recovery from the global financial crisis, panellists told the UNCTAD Trade and Development Board yesterday afternoon under the agenda item on “Interdependence: Coordinating stimulus for global recovery.”
Reducing income gaps termed vital for economic recovery
19 Sep 2012
Greater income inequality is reducing economic demand, hindering the current recovery, and limiting future growth, speakers told the Trade and Development Board (TDB). They said governments should help to reverse the trend.
Global re-balancing required says Dr. Supachai at investors forum in Hong Kong
12 Sep 2012
"No country will be spared in the case of a new financial shock in the developed countries," UNCTAD Secretary-General Supachai Panitchpakdi told the 19th CLSA Investors' Forum in Hong Kong yesterday, and warned that a renewed shock "would provoke a stream of capital flows reversals, shrinking global trade volumes and falling commodity prices with negative consequences for all."
UNCTAD S-G outlines challenges facing developmental states, urges South-South cooperation
3 Sep 2012
Addressing the Second China-Eurasia Expo yesterday in Urumqi, China, UNCTAD Secretary-General Supachai Panitchpakdi said recent Chinese experience demonstrates how State structures can help "govern the market in ways that limit its destructive impulses and augment its creative energies."
Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz calls for "Right to Trade" and a Global Trade Facility fund administered by UNCTAD
30 Aug 2012
At a roundtable discussion convened by the Commonwealth Secretariat yesterday at Marlborough House in London, Columbia University Professor Joseph Stiglitz, recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, and LSE economist Andrew Charlton reiterated their call for the WTO to enshrine the "Right to Trade" within its dispute settlement system, and for the setting up of a Global Trade Facility fund administered by UNCTAD to assist countries maximise benefits of new market access won through the dispute settlement system and compensate for any losses.
Emerging South can bring more balanced, stable world economy, says UNCTAD
11 Jul 2012
In remarks presented to the 19th General Meeting of Shareholders of the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) currently taking place in Beijing, China, UNCTAD Secretary-General Supachai Panitchpakdi expressed cautious optimism about an emerging South but warned of continued vulnerabilities.