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Rethinking Bretton Woods | Sun, Apr 13, 2014

RBW to Address UN Meeting on Financing for Development

On April 15, 2014, RBW Project Director Aldo Caliari will address the Special high-level meeting of ECOSOC with the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the World Trade Organization and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. The meeting, which this year takes place on the days of April 14 and 15, is held every year at the UN Headquarters in New York, and is part of the follow-up to the Financing for Development Conference.  Read the agenda for this meeting. Photo CC/UN ECOSOC/ Jon Gosier 

 

CoC co-organizes workshop on global production networks

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Fri, Feb 7, 2014

CoC co-organizes workshop on global production networks

 

Increasingly, production in the global economy is organized in cross-border large and complex networks of suppliers and services, called global production networks, also known as supply or value chains.  What are the implications of this mode of production for development prospects of developing countries? What are the impacts on their capacity to develop industrial sectors and raise the standards of living of their population? How do they affect trade and growth dynamics?  

 

On February 5-6, 2014, a seminar convened by Center of Concern and the Brazil-based Institute for Applied Economic Research (IPEA) in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, convened policymakers, academics and other experts to address these questions. Team member Aldo Caliari attended on behalf of the Center of Concern.

Trade finance: latest revisions to its treatment in Basel III (June 2012)

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Tue, Jun 12, 2012

Trade finance: latest revisions to its treatment in Basel III (June 2012)

In these remarks, Geneva-based analyst Andrew Cornford explains what was the treatment of trade finance in Basel I, II and III, and what has changed with the reforms released in October 2011. The remarks were delivered at a panel on “Post-crisis financial regulations and their implications” of the UNCTAD Multi-Year Expert Meeting on Services, Development and Trade: the Regulatory and Institutional Dimension.

Superstitious beliefs prove wrong at UNCTAD XIII (May 2012)

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Tue, May 1, 2012

Superstitious beliefs prove wrong at UNCTAD XIII (May 2012)

Under the theme “Development-centred globalization: Towards inclusive and sustainable growth and development,” the XIII Quadrennial conference of UNCTAD was held in Doha, Qatar, April 21-26. The article provides a report on the conference and highlights on issues of relevance to those working on trade-finance linkages.

Commodity markets no reliable price beacon, experts say (April 2012)

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Sat, Apr 14, 2012

Commodity markets no reliable price beacon, experts say (April 2012)

At a side-event co-sponsored by the International Working Group on Trade-Finance Linkages and the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, in partnership with the Permanent Mission of France to the United Nations, experts spoke about the initiatives to respond to the financialization of commodity markets.

Doha Round taboo broken at the Group of 20 Cannes Summit

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Tue, Jan 3, 2012

Doha Round taboo broken at the Group of 20 Cannes Summit

The breaking of the taboo around the conclusion of the Doha Development Agenda at the WTO might have been the most striking trade conclusion to come up of the Group of 20 Leaders Summit in the city of Cannes, France, last November. This article, the last in a series of three articles on the Cannes Summit, analyzes the outcomes on trade and other issues on the agenda of the G20 Development Working Group.

Trade-Finance Linkages in Demands for G20 Leaders meeting in Cannes (October 2011)

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Mon, Oct 24, 2011

Trade-Finance Linkages in Demands for G20 Leaders meeting in Cannes (October 2011)

A policy brief by the International Working Group on Trade-Finance Linkages, in the occasion of the upcoming G20 Summit, addresses Leaders with demands on:

I. The G20 Development Action Plan

II. Trade, investment and the G20’s approach to regulation of commodity derivatives markets

III. Trade and the G20’s approach to the international monetary system

 

The G20’s Development Action Plan (DAP): Which Way Next? (September 2011)

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Wed, Sep 14, 2011

The G20’s Development Action Plan (DAP): Which Way Next? (September 2011)

The International Working Group on Trade-Finance Linkages, the Heinrich Boell Foundation, CAFOD, International Cooperation for Development and Solidarity network (CIDSE) and Center for International Governance Innovation convene a Roundtable "The G20's Development Action Plan: Which Way Next?"

 

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