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Secretary-General briefs Investment Commission on recent developments
25 Nov 2012
UNCTAD Secretary-General Supachai Panitchpakdi says that foreign investment flows are less robust than hoped, but that there is an encouraging shift towards investment that can support sustainable economic growth.
MCX Stock Exchange commits to promoting sustainability
22 Nov 2012
The CEO of MCX Stock Exchange answers UNCTAD Secretary-General Supachai Panitchpakdi’s call to action and signs the Sustainable Stock Exchanges voluntary commitment to promoting sustainable investment.
8th UNCTAD-OECD Report on G20 Investment Measures Released
31 Oct 2012
While G20 members continued to honour their pledge not to introduce new restrictive investment measures, a closer look at current developments reveals a more nuanced picture.
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.”
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."
Chinese firms urged to avoid past mistakes of Western multinationals in Africa
23 Aug 2012
Delivering the keynote address at the opening ceremony of the 2012 China Overseas Investment Summit in Hong Kong yesterday, UNCTAD Secretary-General Supachai Panitchpakdi urged Chinese business leaders to avoid the mistakes made by Western multinationals in Africa, and to take corporate social responsibility seriously.
Norway to audit debt on basis of UNCTAD principles
23 Aug 2012
The Minister of International Development of Norway, H.E. Mr. Heikki Holmås, announced last Friday that Norway would carry out an audit of developing countries’ debts to Norway, and a review of the loans that Norway has made, on the basis of the Principles on Promoting Responsible Sovereign Lending and Borrowing consolidated by UNCTAD.