Economy
New York: More than 50 Heads of State and government, alongside global employers’ and trade union leaders, have been taking part in an online discussion on Wednesday looking at the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the world of work. more
Business sector still far from reaching sustainability goals, UN report shows, 20 years on from landmark summit

New York: A new UN report on the private sector, released by UN Global Compact, shows that progress on bringing about a sustainable future for people and the planet is patchy, and the maj ...

Helping youth enterprise take off, will bring sustainable returns, say UN economists

New York : Young entrepreneurs who want their work to have a positive impact on their communities, urgently need more help from governments if they’re to succeed and resist the COVI ...

Eurozone jobless rate inches up to 7.4 pct in May

Brussels/Xinhua: The 19-member eurozone seasonally-adjusted jobless rate inched up from 7.3 percent in April to 7.4 percent in May, according to data released Thursday by Eurostat, the st ...

'Bold and creative’ solutions needed for a sustainable, post-pandemic economy

New York: Unless the world acts now, the COVID-19 pandemic and accompanying global recession, will trigger “years of depressed and disrupted economic growth”, the UN chief war ...

Hard times forecast for global job recovery in 2020, warns UN labour agency chief

New York : The impact of the COVID-19 crisis on jobs has been much worse than expected initially, the head of the UN labour agency said on Tuesday, in an appeal to Governments, workers an ...

Chile's jobless rate breaks 10-year record, hits 11.2 pc in March-May amid COVID-19: Data

Buenos Aires/Sputnik: The unemployment in Chile in March-May has broken a 10-year record and plummeted to 11.2 percent due to restrictions imposed in the country to curb the COVID-19 pand ...

COVID-19 and economic revival: Pakistanis not permitted to enter EU as borders set to reopen

Brussels: Pakistan economic revival plans received a jolt as the country has not been included in the draft list of 54 countries that will benefit from the reopening of the European Union ...

PepsiCo joins growing advertising boycott of social media site Facebook: Reports

Moscow/Sputnik: The US food and beverage giant PepsiCo is set to pull its adverts from Facebook, joining a range of firms that have started a boycott of the social media platform due to c ...

What will power the post-pandemic global economic recovery?

New York : As governments try to kick-start their economies, the UN is calling for recovery plans to be built around low-carbon technologies, to avoid a return to fossil-fuel based busine ...