August 2018

Economies in Asia regressing on trade sustainability

GlobalTradeMag, August 17, 2018
The Hinrich Foundation commissioned the Economist Intelligence Unit to build an index that measures the readiness of 19 economies in Asia and the U.S. to trade sustainably. The 2018 index results show an alarming trend of countries in Asia, especially the richer ones, broadly regressing in their trade sustainability.

For sustainable development, put foreign direct investments on the G20 agenda

Eco-Business, August 6, 2018
International investment has become an important source of external finance for many countries; for developing economies, in particular, FDI can exceed official development assistance by wide margins. But if FDI is to contribute meaningfully to economic growth and sustainable development, existing flows must increase even more. For that to happen, international investment policies need better coordination, and we believe that the G20 is the best forum to facilitate this process.

From digital trade wars to governance solutions: The G20 and the digitally enabled economy

ICTSD, August 28, 2018
With the digital transformation, an increasing share of economic activity is accounted for by digital or digitally enabled modes.

Experts say B&R Initiative boosts sustainable development in LatAm

XinhuaNet, August 18, 2018
China’s Belt and Road Initiative proposed by Chinese President Xi Jinping in 2013 opens opportunities for sustainable development in Latin America, experts have said recently. For South America in particular , it is “fundamental and beneficial” to join the initiative, since China is the region’s second leading trade partner, said Orbe, a professor at Ecuador’s Police Academy. In addition, while all countries need basic infrastructure to thrive, some lack the resources needed to develop it.