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'Winner-takes-all' dynamics in digital economy could widen income gap – UN report

Photo:Between 2011 and 2014, global deliveries of small packets and parcels by Posts worldwide increased by some 48 per cent.

2 October 201...

Egypt: The Economy Is Gathering Strength

September 26, 2017

The IMF on September 26 published the staff report for the first review of Egypt’s economic reform program, which aims at...

Statement on Greek Banking System

September 28, 2017

Mr. Poul Thomsen, Director of the European Department, made the following statement at the FT Investment Management Summi...

UN officials hail establishment of Technology Bank for world’s poorest nations

22 September 2017
United Nations officials today hailed the establishment of the Technology Bank for the Least Developed Countries (LDCs), wh...

Put people before profits, UN urges in annual trade report

Photo:A woman prepares bread at her home in Faqua village, Jordan for sale in the local market. Since her husband passed away in 2002, she has had...

Stakeholders Take Stock of Malawi’s Economic Performance

August 29, 2017

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the Government of Malawi co-sponsored a high-level international stakeholders conf...

New Report Tracks Oil and Gas Industry Efforts on the SDGs


Oil and gas development is an integral part of the global economy, but has also contributed to climate change,...

Economic Growth in Thailand Gains Momentum, Forecast Rise to 3.5% for 2017: World Bank

BANGKOK, August 24, 2017

Economic growth in Thailand is gaining momentum, with global growth and a recovery from severe drought buoying an e...

Latin America and Caribbean at difficult juncture as foreign direct investment shrinks – UN

Photo:A railroad worker fixed tracks in Mexico.

16 August 2017
The United Nations Latin America commission has reported that foreign...

GST and the Remapping of India

AUGUST 11, 2017

The coming into force of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) will unify the nation into a common economic market, obviating the...