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Food import bill to fall, but poorest unlikely to benefit

Geneva, May (Kanaga Raja) – The global food import bill is set to decline by 2.5 percent in 2019 to USD 1.472 trillion, the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) has projected. In its latest Food Outlook released on 9 May, FAO, however, said that poor cereal production prospects for the least-developed countries (LDCs), low-income food-deficit countries ... Read More »

‘Pikachu’ tries to dethrone the ‘Avengers,’ but just misses

Los Angeles, May 13 (AP/UNB) — “Pokémon Detective Pikachu” gave “Avengers: Endgame” a run for its money this weekend at the box office, but the superheroes managed to hold onto the throne once again. The Walt Disney Co. said Sunday that the Marvel blockbuster earned an estimated $63.1 million from its third weekend in North American theaters, bringing its domestic ... Read More »

High growth firms create jobs: But what drives firm growth?

A new report looks at the characteristics of high-growth firms, drivers of high-growth, and what this means for policymakers. November 2018—Policies to create jobs, promote entrepreneurship and growth are key priorities for many emerging economies. Designing and implementing reforms is particularly challenging as policymakers attempt to strike a balance across sectors, firm size and incentives that can sustain growth in ... Read More »