Trade bounces back marginally in 3rd qtr of 2020 but remains negative except for China-UNCTAD

October 27, 2020 UNCTAD forecasts a 7% to 9% year-on-year drop in the value of global trade for 2020, despite signs of a rebound in the third quarter. In its quarterly Global Trade Update, the UN trade...

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Illicit money flows from Africa near US$89 billion – UN study

September 29, 2020 Africa has lost nearly $89bn a year in illicit financial flows such as tax evasion and theft, amounting to more than it receives in development aid, a United Nations study has showed. The...

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AfCFTA plan to ride out crippling coronavirus crisis

July 10, 2020 Africa has a more robust tool in the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) to use in accelerating regional and economic integration and prepare for uncertain times like the COVID-19...

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Global e-commerce hits US$25.6 trillion – Latest UNCTAD estimates

April 29, 2020 E-commerce sales hit $25.6 trillion globally in 2018, up 8% from 2017, according to the latest available estimates released today by the UN’s trade and development body, UNCTAD, at the...

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African countries asked to remove barriers to facilitate trade

July 4, 2019 The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has asked African countries to remove trade barriers from the continent, in fulfilment of the African Continental Free Trade...

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UNCTAD projects 3.8% growth for maritime industry

December 11, 2018 The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), is projecting a bright prospect for the world’s maritime industry as it has predicted that the global seaborne trade...

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