Economy
Davos, Switzerland, Jan 22 (JEN): The World Economic Forum (WEF) on Wednesday launched Forum Academy, an online learning platform, in partnership with edX, a non-profit initiative created by founding partners Harvard University and MIT for online education. more
WEF bats for supply chain reforms

Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, Jan 21 (JEN) Urgent implementation of the Bali trade accords and deeper behind-the-border reform is needed to sustainably meet world food demand, and foster indu ...

WEF to host Open Forum Davos

Davos (Switzerland), Jan 20 (JEN): On the occasion of the World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting 2014, the Open Forum, Davos 2014 will open its doors to the general public from Jan 22 to ...

Weak global economy strangling job creation: UN

New York, Jan 21 (JEN): Employment is not expanding sufficiently fast to keep up with the growing labour force, the United Nations labour agency Monday reported, calling for job-friendly mac ...

Rise in global tourism exceeds 2013 expectations: UN

New York, Jan 21 (JEN): Despite global economic challenges, international tourism in 2013 was well above expectations, with an additional 52 million people travelling the world last year, th ...

Global food prices steady in Dec 2013: UN

New York, Jan 10 (JEN): For the second consecutive month, the cost of food worldwide remained nearly unchanged in December, with overall global food prices for 2013 among the highest on rec ...

UN: Asia-Pacific moves towards regional economic community

New York, Dec 24 (JEN): Thirty-six Asia-Pacific nations unanimously adopted a landmark declaration at a United Nations forum of ministers in Thailand, outlining the road map towards a regio ...

Asia-Pacific economies to face low growth: UN

New York, Dec 20 (JEN): Developing Asia-Pacific countries will face another year of subpar growth in 2014 due to slow recovery, policy uncertainty and protectionism in developed countries, ...

UN seeks policy coordination for global economy

New York, Dec 19 (JEN): The global economy is expected to continue to grow over the next two years, the United Nations Wednesday reported, but stronger international policy coordination is ...

UN warns of looming food crisis in CAR

New York, Dec 17 (JEN): The Central African Republic (CAR), wracked by conflict that has killed thousands of people and driven more than half a million from their homes over the past year, ...