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Poverty trap leaves least developed countries ever further behind
13 Dec 2016
Global poverty is increasingly concentrated among a group of 48 countries, which are falling further behind the rest of the world in terms of economic development, according to a United Nations report released on Tuesday by UNCTAD.
Lower oil prices threaten Timor-Leste graduation from "least developed" status
7 Dec 2016
The collapse in oil prices has been painful for Timor-Leste and for many other commodity-dependent countries, and now threatens Timor-Leste's graduation from least developed country status.
Investment Laws: A Widespread Tool for the Promotion and Regulation of Foreign Investment
22 Nov 2016
For many countries investments laws are a core policy instrument to promote and regulate investment. Together with international investment agreements (IIAs), they constitute the basic legal framework for cross-border investment in many countries. Often, these laws and IIAs contain similar provisions.
Job creation in South East Europe needs reform and harmonization of investment policies
21 Nov 2016
Reforming and harmonizing investment policies in South East Europe will help to attract investors, a senior regional official said, at a meeting in Geneva on Thursday to discuss economic cooperation on investment into the region.
Agribusiness, textiles, and tourism offer job opportunities for Tajikistan
17 Nov 2016
Tajikistan could boost growth and create more jobs by attracting investment to the agribusiness, textiles, and tourism sectors, says UNCTAD's investment policy review of the country, presented in Geneva on Tuesday.
Investors see opportunity in Kyrgyzstan
17 Nov 2016
Kyrgyzstan could create more jobs and reduce youth migration by attracting more investment into its agriculture, textiles, and tourism sectors, but investors will be looking for more stability, says UNCTAD's investment policy review of the country, presented on Tuesday.
G20 Members not raising barriers to investment, joint UNCTAD-OECD report says
10 Nov 2016
Respecting commitments made at their Hangzhou summit in September, G20 members are not raising new barriers to investment, according to a joint report released on Thursday by UNCTAD and the OECD.
Investment policy monitor: new laws, liberalizing measures, and international agreements
4 Nov 2016
Some 36 countries took a total 53 investment policy measures in the six-month period between May and October this year, most of them relating to the foreign investment and most of them were liberalizing in nature, according to UNCTAD's latest Investment Policy Monitor.
Trade regulators must strike a delicate balance
6 Oct 2016
Regulators must strike a delicate balance between protecting consumers and the environment on the one hand and not restricting trade on the other, a top UNCTAD official said on Wednesday at a meeting on trade regulations.
Launch of the largest global Non-Tariff Measures database: TRAINS
22 Jul 2016
On the occasion of its fourteenth Ministerial Conference, UNCTAD launched the largest global database on Non-Tariff Measures during the Ministerial round table 'Lowering hurdles for Trade: Trade Costs, Regulatory Convergence and Regional Integration'.