The latest annual report from the International Trade Union Federation ranks on the worse countries to work in in terms of trade union and labour protection. Topics covered include the right to strike, engage in collective bargaining and civil rights such as the right of free assembly. Also released recently by the ILO World Employment and […]
Not Beauty! A series of reports on business attractiveness produced by EY – which countries attract foreign investment. The latest reports on Europe examine the impact of Brexit on the ranking of Britain. Methodology provided. They have also produced an index on investment for renewable energy which ranks nations for potential Foreign Direct Investment. Also similar […]
Just released by the World Bank a visual mapping of progress towards the 17 Sustainable Development goals which include: ending poverty, good health, access to education, sustainable cities. Each section highlights progress and challenges.
The Legal and General reported that from its findings in 2016 the bank of mum and dad was involved in 25% of all property transactions. 57% of the under 35s received help from friends and family to buy the home they live in. Also this week the International Longevity Centre reported that with current economic […]
Free access to this detailed database from Inter-American Dialogue’s China and Latin America program and Boston University’s Global Economic Governance Initiative (GEGI) which provides facts about loans and investments made by the China Development Bank and China Export-Import Bank to Latin American and the Caribbean (LAC). It is possible to browse by nation, sector and type. Items can be shared […]
Great economic evidence in favour of Gender equality was published in this recent report from the EIGE (European Institute for Gender Equality) which quoted the data that on average improved gender equality in EU nations would to lead to an increase in GDP of about 12% by 2050. This is supported by the World Economic Forum […]
Today (8th March) is budget day- keep up with the news and views – with our selection of academic resources. This will be the last spring budget as unless the chancellor changes his mind all will be held annually in the autumn from now on. Read the full text papers on the UK Government website […]
This week the latest annual meeting of the World Economic Forum took place at Davos. News and information is available on the official website To mark the occasion Oxfam released its 99% of wealth report with up to date figures. 8 billionnaires have as much wealth as 50% of the world’s population. Look on the […]
A new site from the World Bank which provides free access to open data on trade and competitiveness. It has over 180 indicators drawn from a range of World Bank, UN and other international organisations. Key topics are barriers to trade, private sector investment, foreign direct investment, innovation, competition policy and the economic context and conditions. […]
This week the World Economic Forum released its latest annual report on risk in 2017. It focuses on five areas, economic, social, technological, geopolitical and environmental. There are trends maps and predictions and perceptions from experts. Also released this week Global Economic Prospects from the World Bank which also considers potential economic risks.