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G20 Leaders’ Declaration – Shaping an Interconnected World

Globalisation and technological change have contributed significantly to driving economic growth and raising living standards across the globe. However, globalisation has also created challenges, and its benefits have not been shared widely enough. By bringing together developed and emerging market economies, the G20 is determined to shape globalisation to benefit all people.

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Ben Singh-Jarrold: ICC’s Rethinking Trade Report 2017 – Digital Trade March Gathers Pace

As we move into the age of the industrial internet, the future for Trade Finance looks bright

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ICC’s Rethinking Trade and Finance Report 2017

Download the new go-to report for the trade finance industry, featuring the most comprehensive trade survey and insights from 255 banks in 98 countries

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Simon Paris speaks to the BBC on globalisation and global trade growth

Broadcast yesterday on the BBC World Service, the Business Daily radio programme questioned whether we are approaching the end of globalisation.

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Marking World SME Day: joint working group to enable trade financing for micro- and small and medium enterprises

To mark World SME Day, the World SME Forum (WSF) based in Washington and Istanbul, together with the World Trade Board based in London, take the opportunity to highlight a joint working group aimed at enabling access to trade financing for micro- and small and medium enterprises (MSMEs).

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Making Trade an Engine of Growth for All – The Case for Trade and for Policies to Facilitate Adjustment, Prepared by the World Bank, WTO and IMF

The role of trade in the global economy is at a critical juncture. Increased trade integration helped to drive economic growth in advanced and developing economies in the latter part of the 20th century. Since the early 2000's, however, a slowdown in the pace of trade reform, a post-crisis uptick in protectionism, and risk of further reversals have been a drag on trade, productivity, and income growth.

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Annie Lennox to speak at World Trade Symposium 2017

Today we announced that Annie Lennox, the award winning musician and activist will focus on global inequality issues and achieving sustainability at the World Trade Symposium 2017.

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Ben Singh-Jarrold: A jobless future or growth through digital trade?

Ben Singh-Jarrold, Corporate Strategy at Misys, dispels the myth that technology poses a risk to the future of global employment, and demonstrates the value of technology in trade finance with real use cases.

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World Trade Board kicks off new sustainable trade initiative

World Trade Board extends three working groups, and announces key new Board members to the transformational trade initiative.

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Ambassador Jonathan T. Fried joins the World Trade Board

The World Trade Board is delighted to announce the appointment of Ambassador Jonathan T. Fried, Coordinator, International Economic Relations/Coordonnateur des Relations économiques internationals, Global Affairs Canada/Affaires mondiales Canada, to its panel of experts.

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Gerard Hartsink: The value of the LEI for businesses

The Global Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) Index can help businesses make smarter, less costly and more reliable decisions about who to do business with

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David Hennah: Not all blockchain is created equal

The sooner we move on from the hype and hyperbole of blockchain and focus on the true potential of distributed ledger technology, smart contracts and the Internet of Things, the better

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Breaking news: Ambassador Michael Froman joins World Trade Symposium 2017 as keynote speaker

As tried and tested frameworks for global trade under attack on both sides of the Atlantic, will new models be ready to take their place? How should banks, corporates, regulators and entrepreneurs react? Join our esteemed speaker as he asks the big questions.

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