Economy
New York, Sept 13(Just Earth News): Agricultural output in the Occupied Palestinian Territory decreased by 11 per cent and the sector’s gross domestic product (GDP) share fell 0.5 per cent between 2015 and 2016 on the back of sparse utilization of cultivatable land, lack of irrigation and a ban on the import of suitable fertilizers by Israel, according to a report released by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). more
In Ethiopia, UN agency chiefs say more investment is needed to bolster drought-prone areas

New York, Sept 6(Just Earth News): More investment is needed in long-term projects to protect people in developing countries from droughts, the heads of the United Nations food agencies on T ...

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

New York, Aug 17(Just Earth News): The United Nations Latin America commission has reported that foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows to the region declined by 7.9 per cent to $167.043 bi ...

Much ado over India’s Monsanto alliance

A looming $66 billion takeover by the German company Bayer may help soothe US agrichemical giant Monsanto’s battered reputation. But both in USA and India the firm faces fierce charges of ...

Tourism key to foster trade for least developed countries – UN-backed report

New York, July 13(Just Earth News): A United Nations-backed report released on Thursday stressed the need for greater recognition of tourism as a key service export in order to attract techn ...

Eleven global banks partner with UN to make financial markets more climate transparent

New York, July 12(Just Earth News): Representing over $7 trillion, eleven major financial institutions around the globe have joined forces with the United Nations to promote climate transpar ...

Switzerland tops world innovation index; India and other emerging markets on the rise – UN agency

New York, June 16(Just Earth News): Innovation is a key development tool that could boost economies and provide a way out of the growing squeeze on the world's food resources – one of the ...

Pakistani economist doubtful of China's role in its economy, bats for improved India ties

Kolkata, INDIA, June 13 (Just Earth News): A renowned Pakistani economist has expressed skepticism over the involvement of China in Pakistan's economic, infrastructural and development progr ...

As booming digital economy sprints past poor countries, UN report urges closing investment divide

New York, June 8(Just Earth News): Even though digital multinational enterprises – Internet and e-commerce platforms such as Uber, Instagram and Facebook – witnessed “dramatic” growt ...

World Bank sees improving global economy despite 'substantial' risks

New York, June 6(Just Earth News): Thanks to a pickup in manufacturing and trade, the global economy is recovering, but weak productivity and investment growth threaten long-term prospects i ...