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Ministerial roundtable calls for "Aid for Investment"
23 Dec 2015
At a session on Boosting Investment in Productive Capacities during UNCTAD's events on the margins of the tenth Ministerial Conference of the WTO, ministers discussed investment in the development of productive capacities in developing countries, especially Africa.
Launch of Kenya's investment facilitation e-platform leads to top rating on the Global Enterprise Registration index
23 Dec 2015
On the margins of the 10th World Trade Organization Ministerial Conference, UNCTAD, in collaboration with the Kenya Investment Authority (KenInvest) launched eRegulations - Kenya's first e-platform for investment facilitation, as the country endeavors to enhance ease of doing business.
What to do about "vulture funds"? UNCTAD event highlights challenges ahead
11 Dec 2015
A high-level UNCTAD Roundtable recently brought together over 70 participants and experts at the United Nations headquarters in New York to discuss the role played by non-cooperative funds (so-called vulture funds) in sovereign debt markets and debt restructurings.
When the Tide Goes Out: Capital Flows and Financial Shocks in Emerging Markets
8 Dec 2015
Emerging economies are at risk of a major debt crisis as the United States Federal Reserve considers raising its interest rate for the first time since the financial crisis, says UNCTAD in its latest Policy Brief.
Impact of the Nagoya Protocol for BioTrade business and practitioners
25 Nov 2015
Experts discuss the practical implications of the implementation of the Nagoya Protocol and its impact over certain aspects of BioTrade, at a peer review meeting in Geneva on 24 November 2015.
Experts meet to examine debt management in an increasingly unstable global economy
23 Nov 2015
With a growing mountain of global debt remaining at the heart of a highly fragile worldwide economy, experts are meeting in Geneva at the 10th UNCTAD Debt Management Conference on 23–25 November in a context of heightened alerts about threats to future debt sustainability in many emerging and developing economies. Global debt reached an astounding $199 trillion in 2014, up from $21 trillion in 1984.
Ireland's President calls for reform of global debt architecture in light of new development agenda
23 Nov 2015
President Michael Higgins of Ireland has called for a "new institutional architecture" in managing global debt in a keynote address delivered to 10th UNCTAD Debt Management Conference in Geneva on 23 November.
Nordic Capital Markets Join Global Movement for Sustainable Development
4 Nov 2015
Today, eight stock exchanges from Nordic countries joined the UN’s Sustainable Stock Exchanges initiative. The announcement came at a special gathering of the region’s exchanges in Helsinki, Finland, organized by UNCTAD, UN Global Compact, UNEP Finance Initiative and Principles for Responsible Investment, and hosted by Nasdaq Helsinki. Now with more than half of the world’s major exchanges involved, stock exchanges are emerging as a powerful voice for responsible business.
Growing international demand for BioTrade products: opportunities and challenges
8 Oct 2015
Market potential for BioTrade goods is estimated at 141 billion USD, but complex standards and other non-tariff barriers prevent many small producers from taking advantage of market opportunities.
Broadening the Sources of Growth in Africa: The Role of Investment
7 Oct 2015
A new UNCTAD Policy Brief argues that enhancing the contribution of investment to the growth and development process in Africa will require three complementary policy measures: boosting the level and rate of investment; improving the productivity of new and existing investment; and ensuring that investment goes to strategic sectors deemed crucial for economic transformation and the realization of national development goals.