No. 630, 1-15 December 2016
Real wages see
drop in growth – ILO
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Global wage growth at lowest level in
four years, says ILO
Global growth in real wages has slowed over the last four
years, according to the International Labour Organization, potentially adding
to deflationary pressures.
by Kanaga Raja
General Council holds final meeting for 2016
Accession requests, the Doha negotiations and the
e-commerce work programme were among the areas looked into by the WTO’s last
General Council meeting of the year, which also set the dates for the next
Ministerial Conference. Kanaga Raja reports.
path could benefit India by $624 billion
Taking India as an example, a new study says that moving
from the present linear economic model to a regenerative and restorative
circular system would yield economic, environmental and social benefits.
by Kanaga Raja
Bank’s Doing Business report continues to mislead
The World Bank’s much-read Doing Business report
makes use of weak empirical evidence and selective reporting to push its
advocacy of corporate-friendly deregulation.
by Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame
Fiscal austerity has been blocking economic recovery
Fiscal austerity policies are slowing down, not
accelerating, economic recovery, contends Jomo Kwame Sundaram.
Analysis: Sowing the seeds of corporate
The world’s largest agribusiness companies are rolling out
a public-private partnership programme to take control of food and farming in
the Global South. This extract from a report by farmers’ rights NGO GRAIN
looks at the narrow corporate interests driving the Grow initiative at the
expense of food security and the sustainable livelihoods of small farmers.