The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) is pleased to announce the creation of the first regional office of the ICC secretariat in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), located in Doha, Qatar, with support from ICC Qatar and the Qatar Chamber.
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The ICC G20 Advisory Group, an initiative of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), today consulted with the CEOs of leading regional companies to deliver business input on economic growth and job creation to G20 leaders.
The world economic climate indicator has achieved a new high since 2007 levels, indicating that economic activity overall is picking up, according to the quarterly World Economic Survey, from the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the Munich-based Ifo Institute for Economic Research, released today.
As discussions on global economic recovery take centre stage at the annual Davos gathering of political and business leaders, ICC is driving home the message that international trade is crucial to restoring the health of the global economy.
The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) have created a database of trade finance transactions that show the low-risk nature of lending and guarantees to support imports and exports.
Leaders at ICC World Business Summit examine roles of business and trade in development of post-recession global economy
The world’s leaders are at an important crossroads as they tackle the question of how to press forward following the worst recession in decades, according to experts at the ICC World Business Summit in Hong Kong today, organized by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and Hong Kong Trade Development Council.
ICC, which believes that trade has a vital role to play in the global economic recovery, is disappointed by the Toronto G20 Summit’s inadequate approaches to two key trade issues: trade finance and the Doha Round of trade negotiations.
Although the world’s economy averted the worst, the current recovery is fragile and it will take some time for the global economy to return to robust growth, ICC Chairman Victor K. Fung told an energy conference today.
The World Economic Climate Indicator rose in the first quarter of the year for the fourth consecutive time due primarily to positive assessments of the current economic situation in Asia, but the expectation of a continued rise in unemployment, and other factors, raised concerns about the strength of the recovery.
Reflecting more favourable economic conditions for the coming six months but also a more positive assessment of the current situation, the World Economic Climate Indicator rose significantly in the fourth quarter for the third consecutive time following the sharp drops of last year.