WTO accession puts Russia in a better position to address its domestic challenges — Lamy
Director-General Pascal Lamy, in a speech at the National Research University — Higher School of Economics in Moscow on 18 January 2013, expressed the hope that the Russian Federation “will use the opportunity of WTO accession as part of a wider strategy to improve the competitiveness of the Russian economy and to successfully integrate into the global marketplace, in order to increase welfare for the Russian people”. This is what he said:
2013 kicks off as ‘year of the questionnaire’ for WTO agriculture negotiations
Chairperson John Adank told agriculture negotiators on 18 January 2013 that more focused discussions should start in mid-February as members started the new year looking at recently compiled data and promising to respond to questionnaires seeking more information.
Hajj Meat to Reach Syrian Refugees in Jordan, Turkey, Lebanon & Displaced Somalis
Jeddah, KSA, 15.01.2013 – A shipment of Hajj meat from the Saudi Project for Utilization of Hajj Meat, Adahi, managed by the Islamic Development Bank, is scheduled to reach the Syrian refugees in Jordan, Turkey and Lebanon through the National Saudi Campaign for Relief Aid. Another consignment is also being distributed among the needy in Somalia.
Signature of three agreements between the Islamic Corporation (ICD) and Small and Medium Enterprises Financing Bank (BFPME)
Under the aegis of Mr. Riadh BETTAIEB, Minister of Investment and International Cooperation, and within the framework of cooperation between ICD and BFPME, three agreements were signed to promote BFPME business, acquire additional skills in providing assistance to developers and finance the various needs of small and medium enterprises in Tunisia.
IRTI Hosts Risk Management Meeting on Islamic Banking in Collaboration with GARP
24.12.2012 – IRTI hosted a joint consultative meeting on Risk Management in collaboration with GARP (Global Association of Risk Professionals), a leader in global financial risk testing and certification programs. Other IDB Group departments such as IFPDC (Islamic Financial Product Development Center) and GRMD (Group Risk Management Department) collaborated in the event held at the IDB Headquarters.
The ITFC Continues its Support to The People’s Republic of Bangladesh with a US$2 billion Financing Plan for the Import of Crude
The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC), a member of the Islamic Development Bank Group, signed a US$2 billion annual financing plan with The People’s Republic of Bangladesh (represented by the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources) and Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation (BPC), for the import of crude oil and refined petroleum products during the year 2013.
Congo Must Diversify its Economy and Think about the Post-Oil Era
Eustache Ouayoro : « Congo is one of the countries that must make a difference in Africa »
• Congo has assets that should allow it to become a leading economic player if it diversifies its economy
WB urges developing countries to safeguard economic growth, as road ahead remains bumpy
WASHINGTON, January 15, 2013 – Four years after the onset of the global financial crisis, the world economy remains fragile and growth in high-income countries is weak. Developing countries need to focus on raising the growth potential of their economies, while strengthening buffers to deal with risks from the Euro Area and fiscal policy in the United States, says the World Bank in the newly-released Global Economic Prospects (GEP) report.