The EU residents personal transfer payment balance

Personal transfers in the EU Amounts sent to non-EU countries by EU residents down at EUR 30.3 billion in 2016 Amounts received from non-EU countries at EUR 9.9 billion In 2016, flows of money sent by residents of the European Union (EU) to non-EU countries, referred to as personal transfers, amounted to EUR30.3 billion, compared … More The EU residents personal transfer payment balance

OECD unemployment rate stable at 5.7 % in September 2017

The OECD unemployment rate was stable at 5.7 % in September 2017. Across the OECD area, 35.7 million people were unemployed, 3.0 million more than in April 2008. Within the Euro Area, the unemployment rate decreased by 0.1 percentage point, to 8.9 % in September, with the largest declines observed in Latvia (down 0.3 percentage … More OECD unemployment rate stable at 5.7 % in September 2017

SelectUSA U.S. Government (USG) Webinar on Manufacturing in the USA (Nov. 15, 2017)

The Webinar Manufacturing in the United States with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will take place on November 15, 2017 at 1:00 PM ET and 10:00 AM PT The next entry in SelectUSA’s USG Webinars series (which focuses on specific member agencies and programs in the Interagency Investment Working Group, or “IIWG”) … More SelectUSA U.S. Government (USG) Webinar on Manufacturing in the USA (Nov. 15, 2017)

Pakistan CCAC estimates cotton output at 12.60 million bales for season 2017-18

The Pakistan Cotton Crop Assessment Committee (CCAC) during its second meeting held here on Thursday with Federal Secretary Ministry of Commerce and Textile Industry Hassan Iqbal in the chair, reviewed the crop output in the country for the current season and estimated cotton crop production volume at 12.60 million bales for the crop season 2017-18 … More Pakistan CCAC estimates cotton output at 12.60 million bales for season 2017-18

India’s Andhra Pradesh government introduces online cotton trading

The Andhra Pradesh state government is initiating a series of reforms using IT to bring in transparency in auctions, following a series of scandals that mired cotton purchases during 2014-15. To eliminate middlemen, the State government has introduced online trading in cotton. The eCrop booking data system, under which details of the farmers would be … More India’s Andhra Pradesh government introduces online cotton trading

OECD Guidelines for the Testing of Chemicals, among nanomaterials

The OECD releases 17 new, updated, corrected or deleted Test Guidelines accepted internationally as standard methods for safety testing. These Test Guidelines are regularly updated to reflect scientific and technical progress. They determine physical and chemical properties, effects on human health and wildlife, environmental fate and behaviour, and pesticide residue chemistry. The release contains: Test … More OECD Guidelines for the Testing of Chemicals, among nanomaterials