Nestor Osorio, President of ECOSOC

Wu Hongbo, Under-Secretary-General of the UN for Economic and Social Affairs

Ahmad Mohamed Ali Al-Madani, President of the Islamic Development Bank group

Supachai Panitchpakdi, Secretary-General of the UN Conference on Trade and Development


Taiwan: Challenges and Opportunities

A strong economy is particularly important for Taiwan, as its political autonomy is heavily dependent on economic stability. Taiwan’s Directorate...

South Stream Swims Against the Current

The South Stream project is a very topical issue, as it determines Europe′s prospects for energy security. Not so long ago, the project was subje...

New Development Bank: a case of joy or of concern

On July 15th leaders of the BRICS nations have agreed to establish a New Development Bank (NDB) while attending the group summit in Fortaleza, Brazil. ...

The Abduction of Europe

The global economy is experiencing the most serious test of its strength since the end of World War II. It is obvious that the old system is now gone. ...

Why Rush To Join Europe?

On June 27 the EU signed an Association Agreement with three post-Soviet states: Ukraine, Moldova, and Georgia. Traditionally, the EU uses Association ...

An Economic NATO

In the previous issue we wrote about one of the most ambitious U.S. integration projects: the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Given the growing import...

Special Consultative Status with ECOSOC UN is granted to World Organization of Creditors

Economic and Social Council at its Coordination and management meeting in New-York, USA adopted the recommendation of the Committee on Non-Governmental...

The Cost of Corruption

Corruption everywhere inhibits economic growth and hinders the development of the private sector. Research conducted by the World Economic Forum (WEF) ...

China Enters the Market

Recently there has been more and more talks about the fact that the unprecedented growth of the Chinese economy is slowing down, and soon the country w...