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Shipping news hails change for developing nations

A significant drop in the cost of global shipping in the last 20 years has not been passed on to developing countries, despite the fact that they are driving the world’s economy, UN economists said Tuesday.

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No shortcuts to ending poverty, says UN trade chief

Poor countries will have to grow faster than China during its boom years if they’re to achieve ambitious development targets such as ending extreme poverty within a generation, the UN said Monday.

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Africa's services future "is more than flipping burgers"

African countries urgently need to shake up their services sector if they’re to compete in the global market place and achieve key sustainable development goals, UN economists said on Thursday.

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Cybercriminals targeted as world IT summit begins in Geneva

Combating online fraud which costs at least US$3.5 billion a year is the task facing UN and industry experts participating in a global forum beginning Monday.

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Asia becomes the world's largest investor region

Asia has, for the first time, become the region which has invested more in other countries than the world’s most developed regional economic blocs.

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UN trade report calls on governments to improve environment for e-commerce

The scope for developing countries to participate in and benefit from e-commerce is expanding, according to a new United Nations report released today, with improved connectivity, new e-commerce applications, platforms and payment solutions, and the emergence of local e-commerce companies that are tailoring their services to local demands.