Trade and Development Report

News:The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development(UNCTAD) has released its updated Trade and Development Report. Facts: The Trade and Development Report (TDR) is issued every year since 1981. Aim: To analyse current economic trends and major policy issues of international concern and make suggestions for addressing these issues at various levels. Additional Facts: UNCTAD:… Continue reading Trade and Development Report

Global Investment Trend Monitor report:UNCTAD

News:United Nations Conference on Trade and Development(UNCTAD) has released the Global Investment Trend Monitor report. Facts: Key takeaways from the report: The global foreign direct investment(FDI) remained flat in 2019 at $1.39 trillion a 1% decline from a revised $1.41 trillion in 2018. These investments came in the backdrop of weaker macroeconomic performance and policy… Continue reading Global Investment Trend Monitor report:UNCTAD

India ranks 73rd in global E-Commerce ranking

News:United Nations Conference on Trade and Development’s(UNCTAD) has released the Business-to-Consumer(B2C) E-commerce Index 2019. Facts: About the Index: The index compares 152 countries on four major indicators that are highly related to E-Commerce which includes population age, individuals using the internet, postal reliability index and secure internet servers. Key takeaways from the index: Netherlands has… Continue reading India ranks 73rd in global E-Commerce ranking

World economy is slowing down, UNCTAD’s new statistics say

News:United Nations Conference on Trade and Development’s (UNCTAD) has released its Handbook of Statistics report. Facts: About the report: The report provides a wide range of statistics and indicators relevant to the analysis of international trade, investment, maritime transport and development. Key takeaways from the report: The report has predicted that the World gross domestic… Continue reading World economy is slowing down, UNCTAD’s new statistics say

Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Report

News:The Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Report 2019 has been released. Facts: About the report: The report has been published by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific(ESCAP) and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development(UNCTAD). The report provides information on developments in (a)intra- and inter-regional trade in goods and… Continue reading Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Report

Trade and Development Report 2019

News:United Nations Conference on Trade and Development(UNCTAD) has released its Trade and Development Report 2019.  Facts: About the report: The report has recommended for the adoption of a unitary taxation system for Multinational Enterprises(MNEs). This approach is needed as the current international corporate taxation norms consider affiliates of MNEs as independent entities and treat taxable… Continue reading Trade and Development Report 2019

Digital Economy Report 2019

News:United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has released the Digital Economy Report 2019. Facts: About the report: The report outlines enormous potential gains from the increasingly interconnected global economy but calls for concerted global efforts to spread the wealth potential to the many people who currently reap little benefit from it. The report… Continue reading Digital Economy Report 2019

India gets $42-billion FDI inflows in 2018: UN report

According to UNCTAD’s World Investment Report 2019,Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) into India has increased by 6% to $42 billion in 2018. The sectors which received the strong inflows includes (a)manufacturing, (b)communication (c)financial services (d)cross-border merger and (e)acquisition activities. The report ranks India at 10th position amongst the top recipients of FDI in 2018. The report… Continue reading India gets $42-billion FDI inflows in 2018: UN report