No. 625, 16-30 September 2016
report assesses economic outlook, role of industrial policy
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output likely to decelerate moderately this year – UNCTAD
world economy is expected to record a slower expansion this year,
according to projections by a UN economic body, as persistent weak
demand conditions in the developed countries, among other factors,
continue to stifle global growth.
urged to pursue active industrial policies
TDR 2016, UNCTAD highlights the importance to developing countries
of industrial policy, underlining the need for them to integrate such
policy with macroeconomic, trade and financial policies in order to
go down the industrialization path.
for full use of compulsory licensing, TRIPS flexibilities
UN panel charged with proposing ways to improve access to medicines
has recommended that countries make full use of policymaking leeway
afforded by WTO intellectual property rules towards this end.
D. Ravi Kanth
human rights into all activities, WTO told
UN rights expert has called on the WTO to uphold human rights in its
operations and to “place people before profits” while promoting trade.
G20 Hangzhou agreement unlikely to heal global economy’s malaise
agreed by the G20 countries at their recent Hangzhou summit appear
ill suited to the task of reviving a listless global economy.