Economy
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 billion in 2016, due to low commodity prices, sluggish economic growth and global trend of shifting investment in developed economies. more
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 ...

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 ...

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 ...