ILO SCORE

SCORE-ing big! How a cooperative approach to improved work conditions in SMEs can increase...

Improving SMEs workplace practices can help them achieve better productivity. The ILO’s SCORE Training programme is helping companies in China improve work conditions, and...
Port, containers, trade

New ICC business guide demystifies international trade agreements

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the world business organisation, has released the first volume of Business Guide to Trade and Investment, a nuts...
University of Technology Sydney

Down-under dream sours for backpackers and migrants

Exploitation of international students and backpackers in Australia is endemic, a study by two universities has found. Fiona McGill and Wendy Frew report One third of...
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Post-crisis restrictions on international banking can blunt growth prospects in developing countries

Growing restrictions imposed on foreign banks operating in developing countries since the 2007/9 global financial crisis are hampering better growth prospects by limiting the...
KL, Malaysia

KLRCA and ICC sign MoU to boost dispute resolution

The Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA) and the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) have signed a...
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Zambia Makes Steady Progress in Financial Inclusion but Many Women Still Excluded

Mary Banda runs a small restaurant in Kamwala market, one of Lusaka’s oldest markets. She uses the proceeds from her business to feed her...
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Italy and Pakistan forge bilateral trade alliance

Business ties between Rome and Islamabad continue to strengthen as the two nations look to capitalise on their respective talents By Darren Parkin A TRADE deal...

Reducing Risks in Developing Countries is Key to Spur Investment and Growth

A stable business environment, effective regulations, and political stability are among the key drivers of foreign direct investment (FDI) into developing countries, according to...
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Commodity prices likely to rise further in 2018: World Bank

Oil prices to average $56 a barrel in 2018, up from 2017 average of $53/bbl Oil prices are forecast to rise to $56 a barrel...
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Kwon Oh-joon named VP of World Steel Association

Posco chief being lined up to lead steelmaking through potentially turbulent years ahead… By Darren Parkin KWON Oh-joon, CEO of South Korean steel manufacturer Posco, has...