Economy
New York, Nov 1 (JEN): The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Thursday reported that foreign investment in developing and transition economies rose to USD 745 billion in the first half of 2013, up some 4 per cent over the same period last year. more
Seychelles: UN urges technical education to foster blue economy

New York, Oct 22 (JEN): Noting Seychelles’ efforts to develop a marine-based economy while reducing ocean degradation and alleviating poverty, an independent United Nations human righ ...

UN to assist Philippines with post-quake relief effort

New York, Oct 17 (JEN): United Nations humanitarian agencies are arriving in the central Philippine island of Bohol to assist the Government with the response to a 7.2-magnitude earthquake t ...

US govt shutdown officially ends

Washington, Oct 17 (JEN) The 16-day partial shutdown of the US government is officially over on Thursday with President Barack Obama signing a bill that ends the stalemate and raised the deb ...

UN urges new policies for structural changes in world economy

New York, Oct 15 (JEN): Countries must adopt new economic policies to adjust to structural changes in the world economy sparked by the onset of the global financial crisis five years ago, ac ...

US govt shuts down over Obamacare

Washington, Oct 1 (JEN) Differences among the Republican lawmakers in the House and the Democrats in the Senate over the spending over President Obama’s signature health care law, led ...

India's economic rate slowed down: Manmohan Singh

New York, Sept 28 (JEN) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said India's growth rate has dipped to 5%.

Bangladesh spotlights country's development progress

New York, Sept 28 (IBNS): In the last four and a half years, 50 million people have joined the ranks of the middle class while the average gross domestic product (GDP) rate has remained at ...