Azevêdo welcomes G20 leaders’ commitment to improve the functioning of the WTO

WTO World Trade Organisation Director-General Roberto Azevêdo strongly welcomed the communiqué agreed by G20 leaders at the summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on 1 December and said he would work with all WTO members to improve and strengthen the trading system. The Director-General also called on the leaders to act urgently to address the blockage … More Azevêdo welcomes G20 leaders’ commitment to improve the functioning of the WTO

Textile creates a link between Spain and Portugal

Portugal has today 6000 vacancies in the textile sector. The association, which brings together almost all companies in the sector, stated that one of the solutions would be to receive migrants, because of the lack of manpower prevents today the sector develop. Alberto Rocha, general secretary of Cointega, the Confederation of textile industries of Galicia … More Textile creates a link between Spain and Portugal

Swiss retail trade turnover rises in October 2018

Turnover in the retail sector rose by 1.2% in nominal terms in October 2018 compared with the previous year. Seasonally adjusted, nominal turnover rose by 1.9% compared with the previous month. These are provisional findings from the Federal Statistical Office (FSO). Real turnover in the retail sector also adjusted for sales days and holidays rose … More Swiss retail trade turnover rises in October 2018

Worth Reading

EU Study: Trade supports over 36 million jobs across the EU Two new studies published by the European Commission highlight the increasing importance of EU exports for job opportunities in Europe and beyond. EU exports to the world are more important than ever, supporting 36 million jobs across Europe, two thirds more than in 2000. … More Worth Reading

Roland Heroes judges announced ahead of big winner reveal

Roland DG is delighted to announce that Christian Duyckaerts and Beth Kempton will be official judges at Roland Hero 2018, the inaugural awards programme putting a spotlight on the incredible members of the Roland community across the EMEA region. Since its launch in April, the search for Roland Heroes has already uncovered amazing stories shared … More Roland Heroes judges announced ahead of big winner reveal

IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde Calls for Decisive and Collaborative Action by G-20

Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), issued the following statement at the conclusion of the Group of 20 (G-20) Summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina: “In my meetings with G-20 Leaders over the past two days, I emphasized that global growth remains strong, but that it is moderating and becoming more uneven. … More IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde Calls for Decisive and Collaborative Action by G-20