38 maps that explain the global economy

38 maps that explain the global economy Commerce knits the modern world together in a way that nothing else quite does. Almost anything you own these days is the result of a complicated web of global interactions. And there’s no better way to depict those interactions and the social and political circumstances that give rise […]

Mapping the Coronavirus Outbreak Across the World

The coronavirus pandemic has infected more than 19.3 million people and killed more than 720,000 worldwide since late January, when it was first reported. The outbreak spread from the Chinese city of Wuhan to more than 180 countries and territories—affecting every continent except Antarctica. Efforts to stamp out the pneumonia-like illness have led to entire nations enforcing lockdowns, widespread halts of international travel, mass layoffs and battered […]

What are Incoterms Rules?

What are Incoterms® rules? The Incoterms® rules are the world’s essential terms of trade for the sale of goods. Whether you are filing a purchase order, packaging and labelling a shipment for freight transport, or preparing a certificate of origin at a port, the Incoterms® rules are there to guide you. The Incoterms® rules provide specific guidance to individuals […]

Oxford coronavirus vaccine induces strong immune response, early trial results suggest

  A coronavirus vaccine being developed by the University of Oxford and AstraZeneca is safe and shows signs of inducing an immune response, according to early clinical trial results published Monday in the medical journal The Lancet. The trial did not look at whether the vaccine prevents coronavirus infection, however. That’s a question that will be […]

Greening the Internet − technology and sustainability in a post-pandemic world

Greening the Internet − technology and sustainability in a post-pandemic world Our daily lives have been turned upside down with the declaration of COVID-19 as a global pandemic on 11 March 2020. Since then, many of us have been navigating unknown waters, going from a strict lockdown to a mild lockdown to a gradual reopening […]

Keeping trade open amid COVID-19 crisis central to achieving SDGs and economic recovery

Keeping trade open amid COVID-19 crisis central to achieving SDGs and economic recovery In a report to the United Nations High-level Political Forum (HLPF) taking place from 7 to 16 July, the WTO Secretariat highlights that trade, fiscal and monetary policies are key to supporting global sustainable development and achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals […]