New publications from OECD, June 2019

New OECD publications and statistics have been uploaded to the OECD iLibrary, a comprehensive digital repository of books, papers, and statistics from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Titles recently added include:

These volumes and more are accessible from the OECD iLibrary by WTO staff and WTO Library patrons.

Trade War: a G20 Truce in Sight?

The Economist Intelligence Unit will be offering a 30-minute webinar on 27 June 2019 on the them “Trade War: a G20 Truce in Sight?” Two speakers, Agathe Demarais (Director of Global Forecasting) and Cailin Birch (Global Economist) will discuss the ongoing trade war between China and the US and the possible outcomes of a side discussion between heads of state of both countries later this month during the G20 meeting.

Registration is required to attend and can be completed using the form available here: https://pages.eiu.com/June-19-US-China-trade-war-webinar—USEMEA—Subscription-NB_Registration-Page.html

A full description of the webinar is as follows:

The ongoing trade war between the US and China has captured the headlines in recent weeks. In May the US increased existing tariffs of 10% on US$200bn worth of Chinese merchandise imports to duty rates of 25%, and China responded by raising its import tariffs on around US$60bn of US goods.

The stakes were raised again a few days later with a US proposal to apply additional tariffs across Chinese merchandise imports not yet covered by punitive tariffs, worth around US$300bn per year.

Against this backdrop, The Economist Intelligence Unit has come to the view that the most likely outcome of a planned meeting between US president Donald Trump and Xi Jinping, his Chinese counterpart, on the sidelines of the G20 meeting on June 28th-29th will be of a truce in tariffs escalation, probably until at least 2020.

But questions remain, such as:

    • Is a US-China trade deal still a realistic prospect, or will the two sides fail to reach a compromise?
    • Is the US going to take the first step towards de-escalation, or is the ball in China’s court?
    • What happens if no deal is inked, and what would this mean for global growth?

Economist Intelligence Unit is a resource available to WTO staff, Member State delegations, and WTO Library patrons, through a subscription managed by the WTO Library. If there are any questions about this or other Library resources, please do not hesitate to contact us at web.librarian@wto.org.

Brazil: Boom, Bust, and Road to Recovery

IMF has recently published a new book, Brazil: Boom, Bust, & Road to Recovery, on economic conditions, development, growth, and policy in Brazil:

“Brazil is at crossroads, emerging slowly from a historic recession that was preceded by a huge economic boom. Reasons for the historic bust following a boom are manifold. Policy mistakes were an important contributory factor, and included the pursuit of countercyclical policies, introduced to deal with the effects of the global financial crisis, beyond the point where they were helpful. More fundamentally, it reflects longstanding structural weaknesses plaguing the economy, that also help explain Brazil’s uninspiring growth performance over the past four decades.”

The book is available here for consultation and download from the IMF eLibrary, with access facilitated by the WTO Library for WTO staff and library patrons.

OECD Economic Outlook 2019

OECD has launched the first 2019 issue of OECD Economic Outlook 2019, their twice-yearly analysis of world-wide economic trends and forecasts for the next two years.

The key take-aways from this first issue are identified as:

  • Global growth is stabilising at a low level
  • Key risks: trade tensions, China slowdown and high debt
  • Act now to boost opportunities

The full report can be found here, at the OECD iLibrary, accessible to WTO staff and patrons of the WTO Library.

Economist Intelligence Unit’s Worldwide Cost of Living 2019

The Economist Intelligence Unit has published their annual report on worldwide cost of living.

 

In this year’s survey, it was determined the three countries share the title of the world’s most expensive city; but which cities are they? For the answer to this question and an in-depth comparison of more than 400 prices across 160 products and services and to see where your city ranks, read the full report.

 

The report is available from the Economist Intelligence Unit resource here, through a subscription facilitated by the WTO Library. If there are any problems opening or accessing this file, please contact web.librarian@wto.org for assistance.

New publications from OECD, May 2019

New OECD publications and statistics have been uploaded to the OECD iLibrary, a comprehensive digital repository of books, papers, and statistics from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Titles recently added include:

These volumes and more are accessible from the OECD iLibrary by WTO staff and WTO Library patrons.

Library acquisitions — May 2019

We are pleased to share our list of selected new acquisitions from May 2019. You can send your requests to Web.Librarian@wto.org.

The list is also available on Library’s website: http://intranet/__resources/library/_en/new_for_you_new_books.html.

For continuous updates on the latest trade news, don’t forget to check out the “Latest in trade” RSS feed: http://intranet/en/resources/library/library.htm

Kind regards,

Your WTO Library Team

Covers Title, Authors/Editor details, WTO catalogue records email request links Previews
Belt and road : a Chinese world order / Bruno Maçães.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927598

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview: http://bit.ly/2Xb53Qp
The Cambridge handbook of technical standardization law : competition, antitrust, and patents / edited by Jorge L. Contreras.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927499

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview: http://bit.ly/2HIMCgO
La chaîne de blocs peut-elle révolutionner le commerce international? / Emmanuelle Ganne.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927650

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Full text: http://bit.ly/30THOwA
Competition law / Richard Whish, David Bailey.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927518

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview: http://bit.ly/2Wy1F5d
Digital economies at global margins / edited by Mark Graham.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927610

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Full text: http://bit.ly/2HK2L5Q
Institutional translation for international governance : enhancing quality in multilingual legal communication / edited by Fernando Prieto Ramos.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927516

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

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Intellectual property law : text, cases, and materials / Tanya Aplin and Jennifer Davis.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927490

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview: http://bit.ly/2Qzxsxd
The interaction between competition law and corporate governance : opening the ‘black box’ / Florence Thépot.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927543

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview: http://bit.ly/2W8Gg34
Pueden las cadenas de bloques revolucionar el comercio internacional? / Emmanuelle Ganne.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927652

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Full text: http://bit.ly/30OIT8V
Sustaining economic growth in Asia / [edited by] Jérémie Cohen-Setton, Thomas Helbling, Adam S. Posen, Changyong Rhee.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927555

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview: http://bit.ly/2VZTrP0
Trade facilitation in the multilateral trading system : genesis, course and accord / Hao Wu.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927531

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview: http://bit.ly/2HJZuTV