Economy
New York, Feb Countries need to strengthen the effectiveness of their tax regimes to unleash much-needed domestic resources to ensure the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as well as the promotion of inclusive economic growth, United Nations and as key international economic and financial organizations have urged. more
Cereal prices remain stable, dairy and sugar values dip – UN

New York, Feb 3 (JEN): Global food prices have remained largely unchanged since December 2017, with January prices stable for cereals and vegetable oils; weaker for dairy and sugar values ...

Bridging gap between relief and development can meet immediate needs, lessen vulnerability – UN chief

New York, Jan 29 (JEN): A surge in conflict-induced needs in Africa and the Middle East, coupled with an increase in climate shocks that pummel the most vulnerable everywhere, have given ...

Improved economic conditions boost air-traveller numbers worldwide – UN agency

New York, Jan 19 (JEN):A record 4.1 billion passengers took to the skies in 2017 onboard some 37 million scheduled flights globally, the United Nations civil aviation agency reported Thur ...

UN forum sees ‘moderate’ recovery for Latin American and Caribbean economies in 2018

New York, Dec 14(Just Earth News): New economic projections for Latin America and the Caribbean show moderate recovery in 2018 and growth the following year – with favoured expansio ...

Lift in global economy prompts opportunities to tackle deep-rooted development issues – UN

New York, Dec 12(Just Earth News): A three per cent upturn in the global economy has paved the way to readjust policy towards longer-term issues, such as addressing climate change, tackli ...

Lack of quality opportunities stalling young people's quest for decent work – UN report

New York, Nov 21(Just Earth News): Overall economic growth remains disconnected from employment generation, the United Nations International Labour Organization (ILO) has warned, noting t ...

Branding and other intangibles account for 30 per cent of product value – UN report

New York, Nov 21(Just Earth News): Intangible capital, such as branding, design and technology, is increasingly determining success in the marketplace, as nearly one third of the value of ...

UN chief stresses 'mutually supportive' nature of Africa's free trade and industrialization

New York, Nov 20(Just Earth News): Africa's industrial development and proposed continental free trade would complement each other, United Nations Secretary-General António Gut ...

Asia-Pacific's economic gains must not undercut social and environmental goals, says UN regional forum

New York, Oct 31(Just Earth News): While the Asia-Pacific trade outlook for this year is positive, some uncertainties ¬– including the possible impact of structural rebalancing of China f ...