New survey shows COVID-19’s impact on e-commerce in poorer nations
The coronavirus pandemic is impacting actors in the digital economy differently. While some digital businesses are showing resilience, costs are rising for others, a new UNCTAD survey shows.
COVID-19’s economic fallout will long outlive the health crisis, report warns
COVID-19 and beyond: What role for LDCs?
COVID-19 cuts global maritime trade, transforms industry
Global foreign direct investment falls 49% in first half of 2020
Global trade shows frail recovery in third quarter, but outlook remains uncertain
UNCTAD estimates show a 5% drop in world trade in the third quarter of 2020 compared to 2019, an improvement from the 19% decline in the second quarter but insufficient to pull trade out of the red.
Myanmar shows great e-commerce promise in COVID-19 response
UNCTAD helps the southeast Asian nation develop a strategy to build on e-commerce growth in sectors such as food delivery, online retail and mobile payments.
How Africa can curb illicit financial flows to strengthen economies post COVID-19
By Paul Akiwumi, Director for Africa and Least Developed Countries, UNCTAD
Making trade multilateralism fit for purpose after COVID-19
Ambassadors, trade negotiators and experts call for reforms to multilateral trade cooperation to better support economic recovery from the pandemic.