UN Conference on Trade and Development

‘Rapid deterioration’ in global investment flows as Coronavirus spreads: UN trade body

Foreign direct investment flows are liable to drop by 30 to 40 per cent during 2020, into next year, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, reflecting a far more severe economic blow that initially projected, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) said on Thursday in its latest Investment Trends Monitor report.

“Digital giants” leading a “cautious” trade recovery: UNCTAD

The “digital giants” of the world economy are having a major impact but global flows of foreign direct investment remain well below their 2007 peak, before the global markets crashed.

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New agreement aims to streamline global trade

A new global agreement that makes trade cheaper, easier and faster has been welcomed by the UN trade body, UNCTAD.

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Africa should avoid debt, find new ways to finance its development

Africa should avoid debt and find new ways to finance its development, a new report by the UN trade and development agency (UNCTAD) h

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