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eTrade for All Initiative gathers pace, sets platform launch for April
15 Dec 2016
Policy makers in developing countries will be able to access cutting edge technical and financial assistance on e-commerce, when the eTrade for All launches its new web platform in April, an UNCTAD official said.
Building online commerce to its maximum potential requires more trust in the markets
22 Nov 2016
The Internet - and e-commerce in particular - offer new opportunities for developing countries to grow, but maximizing the potential of this opportunity requires more trust in these markets, for example, by protecting consumer rights and preventing cybercrime, a senior UNCTAD official said on Tuesday.
Q&A with Adriana Riccardi, head of Uruguay's competition authority
27 Oct 2016
In 2015, the Uruguayan competition authority requested an UNCTAD peer review of the country's competition law and policy.
Tactics by 'Big Pharma' to be discussed at global meeting on competition policy
14 Oct 2016
Potentially anticompetitive practices in the pharmaceutical industry are among topics to be discussed at a global meeting on competition next week in Geneva.
Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals will need healthy competition and consumer protection too
12 Oct 2016
The textbooks have it that markets produce the best results, but anti-competitive practices such as cartels and abuses of market power, as well as unscrupulous individuals, mean that governments have been regulating competition as far back as 2,000 years ago, when the Romans introduced a law - the Lex Julia de Annona - to ensure that corn sales were fair.
Why we should care more about small and medium-sized enterprises
7 Oct 2016
Entrepreneurship as a means to stimulate economic growth and combat poverty was put at the forefront of a dynamic conversation that took place on the margins of the UN General Assembly in New York on 20 September 2016.
Global economy needs policy overhaul to move beyond sixth straight year of sluggish growth
21 Sep 2016
Getting the world economy back on track requires that global leaders use bolder macroeconomic policies, strengthened regulation of finance and active industrial policies, says UNCTAD Trade and Development Report.
E-commerce revolution must include small business, says UNCTAD Secretary-General
20 Sep 2016
Entrepreneurs and small business must be included in the e-commerce revolution, an exciting opportunity to create jobs and livelihoods all around the world, the UNCTAD Secretary-General said ahead of a meeting on small business and e-trade.
New initiative to help developing countries grasp $22 trillion e-commerce opportunity
19 Jul 2016
Developing countries must grasp the opportunity of e-commerce - worth around $22.1 trillion in 2015 - or risk falling behind.