UN study calls for improved initiatives on African commodity trading

While industrialized countries undermine Africa's anti-poverty efforts with huge subsidies for their own commodity producers, the continent's own non-fuel exports have lost international market share over the last two decades, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) said today.

UN agency releases new guidelines on corporate environmental accounting

The environmental performance of corporations and its link to their bottom line is the subject of new guidelines released today by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).

Investors face fewer requirements in competitive global economy - UN report

The competition for foreign investment has intensified so much that many host countries are no longer stipulating that investors help increase exports, provide training, or recruit local staff, according to a new United Nations report.

Global foreign direct investment remained flat in 2003 - UN

After dropping for two years, foreign direct investment (FDI) in 2003 remained flat at $653 billion, but should rebound in 2005, the United Nations' think tank on global financial flows and economic development said today.