Archive for November, 2013

More Trade News in Brief Week 48 (25 November – 1 December 2013)

* OECD: Global Economy Recovering at Moderate Pace
On the last Economic Outlook, OECD concluded that the global economy is expected to continue expanding at a moderate pace.
Read more following the link.
* Liechtenstein & Isle of Man Sign OECD Multilateral Tax Convention
Liechtenstein & Isle of Man join the Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters, a multilateral agreement initiated by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and Council of Europe to tackle tax evasion and avoidance between its signatories.
Check here and here.
* Canada & NZ Ratify Multilateral Tax Convention
Canada and  New Zealand have ratified the multilateral Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters.
Please follow the link for more.
* WTO – No Global Trade DealEven the WTO’s members have come “very close to fully agreed texts”, the negotiations on the first global trade deal in the organization’s history come to a dead end.

Read more here.


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More Trade News in Brief Week 46 (11 – 17 November 2013)

* ICC-Ifo World Economic Survey
International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and Ifo published the latest Ifo World Economic Survey.
Kindly find the main findings about the current economic situation and expectations following the link.
* HEInnovate – Entrepreneurial Online Tool
The European Commission and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) launched an online self-assessment tool for universities to measure how entrepreneurial they are.
HEInnovate enables institutions to assess their performance in different areas.
Check here.
* EU Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard
The European Commission (DG Research and Innovation and Joint Research Centre) published the 2013 Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard.
On first place is situated Volkswagen (Germany) and second place in the ranking goes to Samsung Electronics (South Korea). Other companies in the top-10 include five based in the US (Microsoft, Intel, Merck, Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer), two in Switzerland (Roche and Novartis) and one in Japan (Toyota).
Check the 2013 ranking here and the press release here.

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More Trade News in Brief Week 45 (4 – 10 November 2013)

* OPEC’s World Oil Outlook and Annual Statistical Bulletin
The 2013 OPEC World Oil Outlook (WOO) and Annual Statistical Bulletin (ASB) have been released.
Please follow the link for more.
* ITC – Free Market Analysis Database and Analytic Tools
The International Trade Centre’s (ITC) gives free access to its market analysis databases and related analytical tools.
ITC’s market analysis tools include Trade Map, Investment Map, Market Access Map and Standards Map
See more here.
* Central Asian Countries Committed To Build New Routes
The ten member countries of the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) have agreed to develop new road and rail corridors linking the region to East and South Asia.
Please find more on the CAREC’s website.
* Andorra and Cayman Joins OECD Convention on Tax Assistance
The Cayman Islands and Andorra signed the Convention on Mutual Assistance in Tax Matters developed by Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)/Council of Europe Convention.
Check here and here for more.
* Cayman, UK Sign ‘FATCA’-type Agreement
The Cayman Islands signed an intergovernmental agreement (IGA) with the United Kingdom.
Follow the link for more.
* Canada & Honduras – Free Trade Deal
Canada and Honduras signed a Free Trade Agreement (FTA).
Check here.

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More Trade News in Brief Week 44 (28 October – 3 November 2013)

* EU Extend Sanctions to Belarus
The European Union has extended its sanctions against Belarus by another 12 months.
Check here for more.


* Global Investment Trends Monitor
UNCTAD published the Global Investment Trends Monitor.
Check for findings and details here.

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