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Review of Maritime Transport cites stiff challenges for shipping industry
4 Dec 2012
A glut of new carrying capacity -- and declining rates and levels of competition -- are continuing and worrisome trends among firms providing maritime transport, UNCTAD's annual survey of the shipping industry reveals.
UNCTAD sees expanding opportunity for developing countries to engage in local software development
28 Nov 2012
Developing countries, with the burgeoning skills of their domestic software writers, should seek to expand the creation of software that meets local needs and capabilities as a means of increasing income and addressing broader economic and social development goals, says Information Economy Report 2012.
2nd International Forum: Developing Trade Facilitation to Strengthen the International Competitiveness of SMES, Beijing (21st-23 November 2012)
23 Nov 2012
UNCTAD was invited to make a presentation on the session under the theme: The creative industries and international trade highlighting the main sectors with export potential in the Asia/Pacific region.
Turkey: Post-crisis Finance, Trade and Investment in Emerging Economies - Search for Sustainable Growth Models and the Role of Creative Industries
9 Nov 2012
UNCTAD is collaborating with Turkey in the context of the creative economy activities. At the occasion of the meeting on Finance, Trade and Investment which included creative industries, UNCTAD supported the launching and establishment of the Istanbul Creative Economy Centre.
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.”
Launch of Trade and Development Report 2012: Policies for inclusive and balanced growth
13 Sep 2012
UNCTAD Report explores the links between income distribution, growth and development, arguing that inequality is neither a necessary condition for sound economic growth, nor its natural result. Pro-active fiscal and income policies to reduce income gaps influence economic growth.
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."
High-level Policy Dialogue on the Creative Economy for Development, UNCTAD XIII, Qatar (26 April 2012)
26 Apr 2012
The High-level Policy Dialogue on the Creative Economy at UNCTAD XIII aimed to further support Governments to enhance their creative economies, as a feasible development option for advancing socio-economic growth, trade and innovation. Debates focused on the main findings and policy recommendations of the Creative Economy Report 2010.