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US Administration urged to improve coherence of trade and finance policies (February 2013)

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Wed, Feb 27, 2013

US Administration urged to improve coherence of trade and finance policies (February 2013)

US-based organizations urged US President Barack Obama to undertake a formal review of the administration’s trade and investment policies to ensure that they increase international financial and economic stability and are consistent and coherent across the administration’s policies on trade, development, and financial system reform.

Trade in financial services and development - Memo (June 2012)

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Mon, Jun 25, 2012

Trade in financial services and development - Memo (June 2012)

On 26 June 2012, the WTO’s Committee on Trade in Financial Services hosted a workshop to examine the role of trade in financial services and development. In a jointly-written memorandum delivered to delegates on the eve of such workshop, SOMO and Center of Concern provided a brief introduction to some of the concerns and analysis essential to a robust discussion of the two main issue areas on the workshop’s agenda: (1) Trade in financial services’ contribution to economic growth and development, and (2) Financial services liberalization, financial regulation and financial stability.

Financial Services and Regulation in the 21st century (May 2012)

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Mon, May 14, 2012

Financial Services and Regulation in the 21st century (May 2012)

SOMO researcher Myriam Vander Stichele addresses the need to face the legacy of treaties of the 20th century on liberalization of trade and investment in the light of the regulatory paradigm of financial services that is emerging in the 21st century. This presentation was delivered at the Global Services Forum held by UNCTAD in April 2012 in Doha, Qatar, in the occasion of UNCTAD XIII Conference.

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.

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

 

Book: The Global Financial Crisis and Trade: Lessons Learned for an Integrated Response (October 2011)

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Mon, Oct 10, 2011

Book: The Global Financial Crisis and Trade: Lessons Learned for an Integrated Response (October 2011)

The Center of Concern has published a new book: “The Global Financial Crisis and Trade Lessons Learned for an Integrated Response.” The book reports on a series of regional consultation workshops with developing country governments that it held in 2009-2010 on the theme that gives title to the volume.

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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