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More Trade News in Brief Week 16 (14 – 20 April 2014)

More Trade News in Brief Week 16 (14 – 20 April 2014)

* Trade developments in 2013-2015   WTO published a work paper on the state of the world economy and trade in 2013 and previsions for 2014-2015.    Download this press release.   ——————————————————————————————————————————————–—   * ISO’s 2013 Annual Report   International Organization for Standardization(ISO) published its 2013 report including themes like: financial statements, ISO key figures…

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News from BIS

  * Capital Requirements for Bank Exposures to Central Counterparties   Bank for International Settlements (BIS), in collaboration with BCBS, the Committee on Payment and Settlement Systems (CPSS), and the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) completed its work on the capital treatment of bank exposures to central counterparties.   The final standardwill take effect on 1…

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News from UNCTAD

  * The ICTPR Framework     UNCTAD has developed a model framework and methodology for conducting information and communications technologies (ICTs) policy reviews: The ICTPR Framework.   dICT policy review framework0   Find the publication here.                       ——————————————————————————————————————————————–—   * Bilateral FDI Statistics   The UNCTAD’s Bilateral FDI Statistics provides up-to-date and systematic FDI…

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News about FTAs

  * Australia signs FTA with Japan   Japan and Australia signed a historic free trade agreement.   Read more here.   ——————————————————————————————————————————————–—
  * South Korea & Australia Inked FTA   South Korea and Australia signed a comprehensive, high level FTA as per their comments.   Check here for more.   ——————————————————————————————————————————————–— * Mexico & Panama – FTA Mexi…

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News from EU

  * Labour Force Survey 2013   Eurostat Commission published the EU’s statistics on the labour market for 2013.   Find the report here.   ——————————————————————————————————————————————–—   * First EU Transport Scoreboard   EU Transport Scoreboard compares Member State performance in 22 transport-relevant categories.   Check the EU Transport Scoreboard.   Please find the related Memo and the Press…

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News from ITU

  * Global Cybersecurity Index (GCI)   The United Nations International Telecommunications Union (ITU) in collaboration with ABI Research launched an initiative to measure the levels of cyber security worldwide.   Check here for more.   ——————————————————————————————————————————————–—   * US to Transit Responsibilities over Internet  The US Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and…

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IPCC Report 2014

  The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued the 2014 report on climate change.   The report, titled Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability states the effects of climate change are already occurring on all continents and across the oceans and the world is not ready for the impacts of climate change.   Download the entire report from here.  

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More Trade News in Brief Week 13 (24 – 30 March 2014)

More Trade News in Brief Week 13 (24 – 30 March 2014)

  * Household Air Pollution for 2012   According to a new report from the UN World Health Organization (WHO), air pollution – both indoor and outdoor – killed some 7 million people across the globe in 2012, making it the world’s largest single environmental health risk.   Check here for more and find the report following the link.   ——————————————————————————————————————————————–—   * UN – Global…

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G8 Becomes the G7 as Leaders Kick Russia Out

G8 Becomes the G7 as Leaders Kick Russia Out

  The leaders of the remaining countries – Britain, the US, Germany, France, Italy, Canada and Japan, who are calling themselves the G7 – agreed to meet in Brussels this year and gecided to give Russia the boot.   Check here for more.    

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Ukraine Crisis

  * Rusia Annexes Crimea   Russia officially annexes Crimea away from Ukraine.   Read more here or search over the internet.   ——————————————————————————————————————————————–—   * EU & US Sanctions After Ukraine Crisis   The US and the European Union have retaliated over the Crimea referendum by targeting sanctions against Russians and Ukrainians’ officials.   Check herefor more or search over…

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