Archives for posts with tag: UNCTAD
Mixed Signals on Global Economy: #Investment Up, #Trade Down!
From Diplomat Artist Buzz & Global Finance – The “Global Investment Trends Monitor” has hit a record high. This measure though, compiled by the UN Conference on Trade & Development, is highlighted in the release by the following headline: “FDI is unexpectedly strong but lacks productive impact.” – More –

Reboot of #Development #Finance
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From gender equality to sustainability the key catalyst will be a new approach to development finance.
http://diplomatartist.com/reboot-of-development-finance/

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More Fertile E-Commerce Urged by UN

From Diplomat Artist Buzz: To foster productive & inclusive use of information & communications technology, governments need to create legal, institutional & policy frameworks & generate the necessary skills in government, business & civil society & the Index measure’s progress in those areas.

http://diplomatartist.com/more-fertile-e-commerce-environment-urged-by-un/

MONEY BUZZ Blog Report: MORE INCOME EQUALITY EQUATES TO STRONGER ECONOMIC GROWTH RATE, By Ambassador Mo
A new UN Report this week advocates that governments use fiscal policy stimulus & labor market policies to reduce income inequality – the conclusion that this not only leads to social benefits but will spur economic growth & development.
http://diplomaticallyincorrect.org/blog_post/more-income-equality-equates-to-stronger-economic-growth-rate/56252Image

Blog Report: STREAMLINING ENTREPRENEURSHIP/BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES IN CARIBBEAN & CENTRAL AMERICA, By Ambassador Mo
Caribbean states will be moving to streamline investment & trade procedures if the regions major multilateral institution, Association of Caribbean States (ACS), proposals are adopted. The eRegulations program, produced by the UN Conference on Trade & Development (UNCTAD), provides step-by-step information on how to carry out government administrative procedures. –More–
http://diplomaticallyincorrect.org/blog_post/streamlining-entrepreneurshipbusiness-opportunities-in-caribbean-central-america/55543Image

Blog Report: WHAT MOBILE MONEY RULES, By Ambassador Mo
“Governments in the region (East Africa) need to address issues relating to telecommunications & financial regulation to ensure mobile money services bring desired broad benefits, especially to the poor,” according to UN Conference on Trade & Development (UNCTAD). East Africa has become hub-spot for mobile money – use of cell phones for money transfers & payments. –More–
http://diplomaticallyincorrect.org/blog_post/what-mobile-money-rules/54332Image

Blog Report: AFRICA: A “GLOBAL ECONOMIC GROWTH POLE?” By, Ambassador Mo
“The challenge is to modernize the continent’s economies – including expanding industrial capacity – through the efficient use & consumption of domestic natural resources, thereby avoiding the mistakes made by early industrializers elsewhere,” according to UN Conference on Trade & Development (UCTAD) in releasing its Economic Development in Africa Report 2012. –More–
http://diplomaticallyincorrect.org/blog_post/africa-a-global-economic-growth-pole/54276Image

MONEY BUZZ Blog Report: CHINA CHECKS IN AS AUSTERITY CHECKMATES EUROPE? By Ambassador Mo
Austerity is killing European & global economic health? UN sees the Eurozone financial crisis as biggest global economic threat, & urged a change in course. In meantime, China has just stepped in to stimulate  its own & thus perhaps at the same time save world’s economy.
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http://diplomaticallyincorrect.org/blog_post/china-checks-in-as-austerity-checkmates-eurozone/53948Image

Blog Report: CHEATING WOMEN IS CHEATING SOCIETY, By Ambassador Mo
On average, a woman earns only 70% of a man’s salary. Women constitute 45% of the global workforce, but as much as 70% of the world’s poor. Yet studies, such as the one that UNCTAD recently conducted in Bhutan, show that women-headed households often do better than men-headed. Evidently, women’s potential for contributing to development is immense, but underutilized. –More–
http://diplomaticallyincorrect.org/blog_post/cheating-women-is-cheating-society/51078Image

MONEY BUZZ Blog Report: RISING COMMODITY PRICES HURT POOR COUNTRIES MOST, By Ambassador Mo
A sustained rise in prices for raw natural resources and basic agricultural goods is defying long-standing patterns and appears to be hurting poor nations through rising food and fuel costs more than it is helping them through higher revenues for their commodities exports.  –More–
http://diplomaticallyincorrect.org/blog_post/rising-commodity-prices-hurt-poor-countries-most/51074Image