Economic growth

Stakeholder involvement is the key to continued Internet development and economic growth

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As the e-G8 gets underway in Paris on 24-25 May, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has reiterated its long-standing belief that Internet policy issues are most effectively addressed with the involvement of all relevant stakeholders on an equal footing, and highlighted global business positions on several policy topics to be discussed at the event.

Level playing field crucial for economic growth in least developed countries

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Attracting private investment that supports economic growth in the world’s least developed countries relies heavily on creating conducive environments, business representatives told heads of state, ministers, and business and civil society leaders participating in the Fourth UN Conference on Least Developed Countries (LDCs) on 9-13 May.

Reducing taxes on telecoms goods and services will drive growth, says ICC

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Burdensome and discriminatory taxes unnecessarily stifle the adoption and use of broadband, mobile and other advanced information and communication technology (ICT) sector tools that are major drivers of development and growth in the information-based economy of the 21st century, said ICC today.

Economists foresee slight slowdown in world economic growth

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After two years of robust economic growth, prospects for the global economy dimmed slightly in the third quarter, an about face from more than a year of rosy forecasts, according to the latest World Economic Survey by CESifo and the International Chamber of Commerce, released today.

Growth is good for the poor

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The contention of opponents of trade liberalization that economic growth benefits the rich and leaves out the poor is refuted in a new paper by David Dollar and Aart Kraay of the World Bank.