L'economia della Colombia è cresciuta del 2,8% nel primo trimestre2015, in linea con le aspettative degli analisti, anche se si tratta della crescita trimestrale piú lenta registrata da due anni e mezzo. Il Ministero delle Finanze ha salutato il risultato come la crescita più elevata registrata tra le sei maggiori economie dell'America Latina,

The European Commission has published the progress report on 2020 renewable energy targets, showing that the EU is on track to meet its 20% renewable energy targets. With a projected share of 15.3% of renewable energy in 2014 in the gross final energy consumption, the EU and the vast majority of Member States are advancing well: 25 Member States are expected to meet their 2013/2014 national targets.

Malaysia’s economy is projected to expand by 4.7 percent in 2015 and 5.0 percent in 2016. The outlook reflects the overall strength ofMalaysia’s domestic economy amid ongoing fiscal consolidation, lower commodity prices and weak global trade, a new World Bank report notes. Risks are significant, however,

Eurostat estimates that in 2014 carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from fossil fuel combustion decreased by 5.0% in the European Union (EU), compared with the previous year. CO2 emissions are a major contributor to global warming and account for around 80% of all EU greenhouse gas emissions. They are influenced by factors such as climate

The European Banking Authority (EBA) published its updated Implementing Technical Standards (ITS) on disclosure and supervisory reporting of leverage ratio for EU institutions. The ITS include changes to templates and instructions to update the leverage ratio disclosure and reporting framework following the Commission's adoption of the

New Zealand has agreed to become a founding member of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, which is being established to invest in new infrastructure across Asia, Finance Minister Bill English and Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully say. The Bank is a China-led initiative aimed at addressing a significant gap in

The focus of Didier Burkhalter's visit toVietnam has been on economic matters as he opened the Swiss consulate general inHo Chi Minh City, which has the task, among others, of supporting Swiss companies operating in the country. Before this, Mr Burkhalter met the deputy prime minister ofVietnam in charge of economic affairs,

The U.S. Department of State released the first of its 2015 Investment Climate Statements, providing country-specific information and assessments on investment-related laws and other pertinent factors for doing business abroad.U.S. embassies and consulates prepare these public documents, which cover more than 175 foreign markets,

Dopo cinque anni di negoziati, i leader di 26 Paesi africani hanno firmato a Sharm El Sheikh l'accordo per la creazione di una Zona di Libero Scambio Tripartita (TFTA), che coprira' meta' del continente africano. L'accordo integra le tre aree di libero scambio gia' esistenti e diventerà il piu' grande mercato unificato del continente.