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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.
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.
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."
China pilot-tests UNCTAD's Accountancy Development Toolkit
4 Jul 2012
A stakeholder meeting in Beijing last Friday (29 June) discussed the results of China's pilot test-run of the Accountancy Development Toolkit developed by UNCTAD. Participants confirmed the usefulness of the toolkit and the assessment exercise for China.