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  • WTO: EIF symposium looks at how to make trade more inclusive for LDCs

    WTO: EIF symposium looks at how to make trade more inclusive for LDCs

    Multilateral and regional trading systems, global agricultural value chains and trade inclusiveness for increased economic growth Read More
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  • WTO: EIF symposium looks at how to make trade more inclusive for LDCs

    WTO: EIF symposium looks at how to make trade more inclusive for LDCs

    Multilateral and regional trading systems, global agricultural value chains and trade inclusiveness for increased economic growth Read More
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  • WTO: EIF symposium looks at how to make trade more inclusive for LDCs
    WTO: EIF symposium looks at how to make trade more inclusive for LDCs

    Multilateral and regional trading systems, global agricultural value chains and trade inclusiveness for increased economic growth were on the agenda when representatives from 42 least-developed countries (LDCs) met at the first Global Forum on Inclusive Trade for LDCs at the WTO on 13-14 June 2018. The goal of the gathering was to seek ways to further integrate the world’s poorest countries into the multilateral trading system. Helping women overcome barriers to doing business was discussed.

  • WTO: Merkel and leaders of six multilateral agencies call for enhanced global cooperation
    WTO: Merkel and leaders of six multilateral agencies call for enhanced global cooperation

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel hosted a meeting with the heads of six multilateral agencies on 11 June in Berlin to discuss ways to foster international economic co-operation to address global challenges and improve the prospects for inclusive and sustainable growth. A press release was issued after the gathering. Speaking after the meeting, WTO director-general Roberto Azevêdo said: “Many would agree that the trading system is imperfect and that it needs reform… The best way to do this is through a new dialogue among leaders. We must find constructive ways of engaging and bringing leaders together.”

  • The G20 debates the future global energy mix in Bariloche, Patagonia
    The G20 debates the future global energy mix in Bariloche, Patagonia

    The second meeting of the Energy Transitions Working Group and the meeting of Energy Ministers, from 13-15 June 2018, looked at energy access, transparency and subsidies. On Friday, 15 June at 5.15 pm, once the ministerial meeting was concluded, the G20 troika gave a press conference which was livestreamed on the G20 YouTube channel.

EVENTS: UPCOMING AND PAST

  • GEG event: Border Economies: Bottlenecks or Growth Zones: 28 June 2018
    Case Studies on the Linkages to the Development of Trade Corridors and Regional Value Chains in SADC Beitbridge and Chirundu Borders
    • Location Harare, Zimbabwe
  • OECD: first Joint IMF-OECD-World Bank Conference on Structural Reforms: 11 June 2018
    Policymakers and practitioners, international institutions and leading academics discussed key policy issues regarding product market competition and regulation and growth. Topics included: How and why has product market competition, overall and in key sectors, changed since the 1990s? What are the consequences for productivity growth, innovation and income distribution? What are the implications for competition policy and market regulation?
    • Location Paris, France
  • World Bank: Annual Bank Conference on Africa: 14-15 June 2018
    With the theme “Examining the challenges and opportunities of firms’ productivity in Africa”, the conference covered topics pertinent to firms in sub-Saharan Africa. It was organised by the World Bank Office of the Chief Economist for the Africa Region and the Stanford Center on Global Poverty and Development.
    • Location Stanford, USA

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