Aid for Trade

On 19th July, European Development Commissioner, Andris Piebalgs, will represent the European Commission at the World Trade Organisation’s Third Global Review of Aid for Trade in Geneva.   The meeting will be a key opportunity for donors and developing countries […]

Africa: Stock Markets – Do They Have Any Impact in Poor Countries?

SOME economists have reported that there are no significant roles stock markets or securities exchanges play in fostering economic growth and development in Least Developed Countries (LDCs).   However, Joseph Kitamirike, chief executive officer Uganda Securities Exchange defends the exchange […]

U.S. considers removing all tariffs for poor nations

The U.S. government said on Friday it is investigating the probable economic effects of eliminating all tariffs and quotas on goods from the world’s least-developed countries (LDCs).   The U.S. International Trade Commission said it would report its findings to […]

UN reports progress towards poverty alleviation, urges increased support for the poorest

  Some of the world’s poorest countries have made impressive gains in the fight against poverty, but the least developed countries still lag in efforts to improve living standards, the United Nations said today in a report showing significant overall […]

MoCS proposes incentive package to boost exports

The Ministry of Commerce and Supplies (MoCS) has proposed to the government an export incentive package that includes among others the recognition of Indian currency (IC) as a convertible currency for providing cash incentives to Nepali exporters and the provision […]