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Focus One: Trade and 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.

Addressing Price Volatility in Commodity Markets: Side-event (April 2012)

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Thu, Apr 5, 2012

Addressing Price Volatility in Commodity Markets: Side-event (April 2012)

The International Working Group on Trade-Finance Linkages (IWGTF) , which Center of Concern coordinates, the
Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) and the Permanent Mission of France to the United Nations co-host a
Side event on the occasion of the High Level Thematic Debate “Addressing Excessive Price Volatility in Food and Related Financial and
Commodity Markets.”

Trade success should be measured in contribution to national economy - COC intervention at UNCTAD XIII Hearings (March 2012)

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Sun, Mar 11, 2012

Trade success should be measured in contribution to national economy - COC intervention at UNCTAD XIII Hearings (March 2012)

As part of the preparatory process for the coming quadrennial conference of UNCTAD, RBW Project Director was one of the speakers at a Hearing with Civil society being held on March 7, 2012, in Geneva, Switzerland. The theme of the conference will be "Development-led globalization: Towards Inclusive and Sustainable Growth."

In his statement, he called for a renewed vision for linking trade and financial policies. "The structural reforms prescribed for developing countries were oriented to an export-led model whose measure of success was the volume of exports.  There was little attention paid to the structure of exports or their connection to national production and value-added," he said.

Workshop for Caribbean trade and finance officials, Center of Concern holds

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Tue, Feb 7, 2012

Workshop for Caribbean trade and finance officials, Center of Concern holds

On February 8-10, in the city of Kingston (Jamaica), Center of Concern co-organized a closed workshop followed by a public forum convening Caribbean current and former government officials, advisors, academics and civil society.

 

In the face of the current trade slowdown and as the post-2008 recession continues to affect countries in the region, the workshop looked at the role that fiscal policies could play in ensuring that trade and exports better serve to further their development.

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Fri, Dec 2, 2011

Strengthening Regional Finance for Trade and Development in Africa (November 2011)

What role plays regional monetary cooperation in Africa’ trade and development ?

On November 21-23, in Yaounde, Cameroon, Center of Concern co-organized a seminar on the theme “Effective Monetary Cooperation to Support Trade and Development in Africa,” convening public officials from Cameroon and neighboring countries, intergovernmental organizations and civil society to address these important questions.

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

 

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