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World Bank sees improving global economy despite 'substantial' risks

Photo:Quay cranes on docks in Sri Lanka.

5 June 2017
Thanks to a pickup in manufacturing and trade, the global economy is recovering,...

Green economy is 'the economy of the future,' says UN chief, urging commitment to climate action

Photo:Renewable Energy Solar Panels in Tokelau.

2 June 2017
Underscoring the threats posed by climate change – those already apparent...

Digital Single Market: EU negotiators agree on the WiFi4EU initiative

Brussels, 29 May 2017

The European Parliament, the Council and the Commission reached tonight a political agreement on the WiFi4EU initiativ...

China: One Belt, One Road, Lots of Obligations

Photo:Ethnic Uighurs sit near a statue of China's late Chairman Mao Zedong in Kashgar, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, China, March 23, 201...

Panama’s financial reform agenda must prioritize combating tax evasion – UN expert

Photo:High rises and hotel buildings in Punta Pacifica, Panama City, Panama.

11 May 2017
Following last year’s leak of confidential f...

New UN study makes 'strong' economic case for Africa's investment in green energy

Photo:A UNEP solar energy system, the largest of its type in Africa.

5 May 2017
Charting data from 54 African countries, a new UN atl...

'Broadly positive' outlook for Asia-Pacific threatened by rising global uncertainty, warns UN report

Photo:Workers at a construction site in Binh Thuan province, Viet Nam.

1 May 2017
Warning that despite a broadly positive economic ou...

Antiquated EU regulation obstacle to effective fight against counterfeit and pirated products industry, revealed EESC hearing on 6 April

7 April 2017

The counterfeit goods industry is detrimental to jobs and growth in Europe and deprives governments of billions in tax revenues...

The European Union and International Financial Institutions support energy efficiency policies and investments in Tunisia

07 April 2017

The European Commission and leading International Financial Institutions (IFIs) are on a joint mission in Tunis to agree polic...

IMF Executive Board Approves US$ 151.03 Million under the ECF Arrangement for Benin

April 7, 2017

*New program focuses on raising living standards and preserving macroeconomic stability
*Agriculture and a significant i...