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ICC secretariat opens MENA region office in Doha

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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.

Global economic climate reaches four-year high, ICC/Ifo survey reveals

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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.

Toronto summit disappoints on trade issues

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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.

ICC Chairman says recovery is fragile and requires vigilance

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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.

Climate indicator rises but concerns remain on strength of recovery

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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.

Global economic index rises again, but problems remain

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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.