15 October 2019

Consumers International – World Standards Day 2019: Laying the foundations for a better world

For Consumers International and its members, getting involved in the world of technical standards is an important part of protecting consumers globally. Standards are the 'silent and...
13 October 2019

WEF – In the digital era, tax, trade and competition rules need an upgrade

    The benefits of digitalization are clear and welcome. Yet popular debate is growing worldwide on how best to tax and regulate digital businesses to optimize...
    11 October 2019

    EIF – GLOBALISATION, ROBOTICS AND PATHWAYS TO DEVELOPMENT

      Trade for Development News discussed the future of globalisation and pathways to development with Richard Baldwin, Professor of Economics at the Graduate Institute, Geneva, and...
      11 October 2019

      Business as usual at the 74th UNGA

        A week has passed since the opening of the annual General Debate of the UN General Assembly (UNGA). The time is just about right for...
        11 October 2019

        Boosting business competitiveness in Africa with IP and innovation

          By McLean Sibanda, Managing Director, Bigen Global Limited, Harare, Zimbabwe, and Professor Tom Peter Migun Ogada, Executive Director, African Centre for Technology Studies and Chairman of the...
          10 October 2019

          WTO World Trade Report sees increasing role for services trade, need for global cooperation

            The 2019 edition of the WTO’s World Trade Report highlights that services have become the most dynamic component of international trade and that its role...
            9 October 2019

            WTO DG Azevêdo says trading system needs to adapt to a rapidly changing world

              In his welcome remarks to the Opening Plenary of the 2019 Public Forum on 8 October, WTO Director-General Roberto Azevêdo underscored the need to adapt...
              9 October 2019

              The World Bank: Global Value Chains Have Spurred Growth but Momentum Is Flagging

                Report Shows Path for Developing Countries to Achieve Better Growth Outcomes In an era of slowing trade and growth, developing countries can achieve better outcomes...
                5 October 2019

                Samoa Pathway Mid-Term Review: How tech is helping small island countries

                  *The following is the Executive Summary of ITU’s new report entitled “Small island developing states (SIDS) and ICTs: Mid-term review of the Samoa Pathway.”   Information...
                  2 October 2019

                  WIPO DG Francis Gurry highlights organization’s achievements, outlines challenges raised by new technologies

                    WIPO Director General Francis Gurry reported excellent results in the Organization’s global intellectual property (IP) services and finances while noting that record demand for IP rights, driven by...