Economy
New York: United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed the singing of a continental free trade agreement in Africa that has created one of the world’s largest trading blocs with over 50 countries. more
Somalia: Poor rains forecast put food security, livelihoods at risk, warns UN agency

New York: Below-average rains forecast for Somalia could lead to devastating cattle losses and intensify malnutrition in the Horn of Africa nation, the United Nations food security agency ...

UN forum to spotlight ways ICT can help beat poverty and boost development

New York: Making information and communication technology (ICT) readily available for vulnerable countries and harnessing it’s potential to help tackle a raft of ills – from d ...

Four countries on track to graduate from UN list of least developed countries

New York: Four countries could soon “graduate” from the ranks of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable nations, a United Nations expert committee announced on Thursday ...

Disasters cost billions in agricultural losses, poor farmers bear brunt – UN report

New York: A crowded field of threats that includes drought, floods, animal disease outbreaks and chemical spills are among the disasters costing farmers in the developing world billions o ...

Leaked UN report alleges Singapore firms illegally sent luxury items to N Korea

New York City: A leaked United Nations report has stated that two Singapore firms have indulged in illegal trade with North Korea.

TPP: Sans US, Canada, Singapore move along with CPTPP

Singapore City: Canada, Singapore and nine other nations have decided to move along after the United States of America bid adieu to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), reports said.

Metal tax: US could exempt Canada, Mexico; China warns about trade war

Washington/Beijing:Softening its stance, the White House has announced that few countries could be exempted from its proposed metal tariffs, reports said.

Women’s prospects at work still ‘a long way’ from being equal to men’s – UN report

New York: Despite notable progress on closing gender gaps over the past 20 years, women have less access to jobs, are more likely to take low-quality employment, and face barriers to mana ...

Trade tariffs exemption only if new NAFTA signed, Trump warns Trudeau

Washington/Ottawa: US President Donald Trump has warned his Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau that Canada will only be exempted from the trade tariffs, which are planned to be imposed b ...