Trade-offs in economic policy choices
The Nation, 28 December, 2011
The mad pursuit on part of Pakistan for pushing too strongly on
free-market policies needs to take a back seat, at least for the
Brazil beams with pride over sixth-place economic ranking
Jakarta Globe, 28 December 2011
Brazil beamed with pride on news that it has powered past Britain to
become the world's sixth biggest economy but officials say it will
take another 20 years before the country can match the Europeans'
standard of living.
Economic growth has made the developing world less dependent on
The Guardian, 27 December, 2011
A new generation of leaders, business friendly policies, technology,
the spread of peace, and strong demand for natural resources have
helped Africa to withstand the global downturn.
India not to sign legally binding pacts on emission cuts: Govt
The Economic Times, 27 December, 2011
India will not sign any legally binding global agreement for
emissions reduction, as the country needs to eradicate poverty
through economic growth, Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan
Pascal Lamy announces study on trade situation as ministers
pledge commitment to multilateralism
WTO News, 15 December, 2011
WTO Director-General Pascal Lamy told the opening session of the
Geneva Ministerial Conference on 15 December 2011 that he will
convene a "panel of multi-stakeholders of the WTO" for a year-long
study of present and future trade.
Trade can play a role in addressing climate change
WTO News, 05 December, 2011
The WTO is participating in the Durban Climate Change Conference
taking place from 28 November to 9 December 2011. One of the topics
being discussed at the conference is how trade intersects with
climate change in various ways and how it can help mitigate and
adapt to climate change by increasing trade opening for
"climate-friendly" goods and facilitating access to key mitigation
and adaptation technologies.