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China tops patent, trademark and design filings in 2016 – UN agency reports

6 December 2017
Worldwide filings for patents, trademarks and industrial designs reached record heights in 2016 amid soaring demand in China,...

Promoting Taxpayer’s Rights Worldwide

Benjamin Franklin said that there were only two things certain in life: death and taxes. Taxation is an important aspect of life for people, especi...

Branding and other intangibles account for 30 per cent of product value – UN report

20 November 2017
Intangible capital, such as branding, design and technology, is increasingly determining success in the marketplace, as near...

UN chief stresses 'mutually supportive' nature of Africa's free trade and industrialization

20 November 2017
Africa's industrial development and proposed continental free trade would complement each other, United Nations Secreta...

Energy Resilience Takes on Renewed Urgency

NOVEMBER 10, 2017


Climate change is leading to more and increasingly severe devastation, especially in small island...

US Budget Deficit Up Sharply to $63.2 Billion in October

November 13, 2017 6:30 PM

The federal government began its new budget year with an October deficit of $63.2 billion, up sharply from a year...

Europe: From Recovery to Resurgence?

November 14, 2017

Good afternoon. Thanks to UBS for inviting me to this event. I would like to set the stage for your discussions here today...

Bonn: UN climate conference to maintain ambition one year after Paris accord’s entry into force

3 November 2017
One year after the entry into force of the Paris Agreement on climate change, the Bonn Conference, which opens on 6 November...

Women are looking for opportunities in business, UN forum told

1 November 2017
Despite overwhelming challenges women face at the workplace, “they are not helpless,” they will follow their dreams, work to...

Prototypes of Trump’s Border Wall Unveiled

October 26, 2017

U.S. officials have unveiled prototypes of President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall between Mexico and the United Stat...