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International trade in services was main driver of growth in global trade in 2014
9 Dec 2015
UNCTAD's Handbook of Statistics 2015 reveals that global trade in services grew by 5 per cent as merchandise trade stagnates and foreign direct investment falls.
Bosnia and Herzegovina to harmonize business procedures to boost Foreign Direct Investment
4 Dec 2015
Policy cooperation and coordination, harmonization of business procedures and more effective investment promotion efforts are essential for Bosnia and Herzegovina to unlock its untapped potential to attract foreign direct investment (FDI) and help the country achieve its development goals, says UNCTAD's Investment Policy Review.
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.
UNCTAD conference will focus on sustainable job creation in Africa's extractive industries
23 Nov 2015
The 17th African OILGASMINE Conference and Exhibition will examine how the extractive industries can contribute to sustainable job creation, within the sector and in the broader economy.
Making mining work more for the local community and the sustainability of the planet
18 Nov 2015
The minerals and metals mining sector must do a better job at making a positive impact on local economies.
World Statistics Day 2015
19 Oct 2015
The General Assembly of the United Nations has designated October 20th, 2015 as 'World Statistics Day' to acknowledge the importance of reliable, timely and impartial statistics in supporting evidence informed policy.
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.
In 2014, world merchandise exports grew by 0.6%, while trade in services recorded a 4.2% global increase
14 Apr 2015
Estimates of global international trade for 2014 are published today jointly with WTO. These statistics cover annual and quarterly merchandise and services transactions - up to Q4 2014. Seasonally adjusted quarterly statistics are also available for the volume of international merchandise commerce.
Commodity prices decline throughout 2014
8 Apr 2015
The 'All Groups' commodity price index for 2014 fell by 6.1% compared with the 2013 annual average, reflecting the general downward trend in commodity prices.
Communication equipment was the main growth driver of trade in information technology goods in 2013
13 Feb 2015
New UNCTAD data shows renewed growth in the trade of information, communication and technology (ICT) goods in 2013. However, whereas communication equipment and electronic components expanded, trade in consumer electronics and computers fell.