Economy
China’s grandiose global connectivity initiative – One Belt One Road (OBOR) or Belt & Road Initiative (linking China with Europe via SE Asia & C Asia through land & sea links) has the potential of adverse economic implications for countries in South Asia as reflected by the situation in Sri Lanka that has run into a huge debt trap by welcoming Chinese funded projects. more
Panama’s financial reform agenda must prioritize combating tax evasion – UN expert

New York, May 12(Just Earth News): Following last year’s leak of confidential financial documents from a Panama law firm, a United Nations rights expert yesterday called on the countries ...

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

New York, May 5(Just Earth News): Charting data from 54 African countries, a new UN atlas reveals the continent's energy potential; revealing that investment in renewable energy would streng ...

World food prices fall for third straight month, dip projected for grains – UN

New York, May 5 (Just Earth News): Food prices in April fell from the previous month led by lower sugar prices, the United Nations food agency on Thursday reported.

New UN guidelines to make international trade in plants and seeds safer

New York, Apr 17(Just Earth News): A United Nations commission overseeing plant health has adopted a new global standard to ensure that international trade in plants and seeds – vital to ...

Global trade to expand by 2.4 per cent in 2017 amid ‘deep’ geopolitical, economic uncertainty – WTO

New York, Apr 12(Just Earth News): While forecasting that growth in the volume of global merchandise trade is expected to rebound this year from its weak performance in 2016, the World Trade ...

National policies can offset impact of joblessness caused by market competition – UN partner report

New York, Apr 11(Just Earth News): Trade and trade-related policies have a role to play not just in promoting growth and prosperity, but helping share that prosperity more widely, United Nat ...

Cost of renewables fell in 2017, lowering global investment in clean energy – UN

New York, Apr 7(Just Earth News): The world added record levels of renewable energy capacity in 2017, even as investment in clean energy fell, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) ...

UN General Assembly creates International Day for small, medium-sized enterprises

New York, Apr 7(Just Earth News): Recognizing the importance of micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises in achieving the new global development goals, the United Nations General Assembly ...

Smarter use of natural resources can inject $2 trillion into global economy by 2015 -UN

New York, Mar 18 (Just Earth News): The United Nations has found that smarter and more efficient use of the world's natural resources on Friday can yield an "environmental win-win' by inject ...