Heathrow is vital to the well-being of Britain, an air chief will tell a conference in London.
Former Chilean president and currently UN Climate Change special envoy Ricardo Lagos said that industrialized countries would be imposing green barriers as a future strategy to combat climate change, basically taxing imports according to the contamination generated by the production of the goods involved.
The European Central Bank president Jean-Claude Trichet said that the ECB remains in full alert because of the continued inflation in the Euro zone and suggested that a rate hike, next July 3 is possible. However he emphasised that this would not signal the first step for a ladder of rate hikes.
World Trade Organization (WTO) Director-General Pascal Lamy called on Wednesday for a group of ministers from thirty main countries to meet from July 21 to push the Doha round of global free trade talks toward conclusion, diplomats said.
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said that he will focus his attention on raising the issue of food security at the G8 summit of major industrialized nations in Japan early next month, as well as the challenges of climate change and the anti-poverty targets known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
Manpower Inc. released this week the results of its Borderless Workforce survey of nearly 28.000 employers across 27 countries and territories revealing that 31% of employers worldwide are concerned about the impact on the labor market from talent leaving their country to work abroad
The US 2008-09 soybean crop is forecast at 81.90 million tons, down 2.5 million tons from a previous estimate after heavy rain in the US Midwest, according to Hamburg-based oilseeds analysts Oil World.
European Central Bank council member Klaus Liebscher said the bank has to be tough when deciding on interest rates and described the current inflation in the Euro zone as alarming, according to an interview with Market News International.
IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn warned on Monday of the rising threat of inflation in Latin America, urging policymakers to take steps to contain the shock to prices from energy and food.
China will cap price rises by manufacturers to keep consumer inflation stable following the country's fuel price hike, the National Development and Reform Commission said in a statement over the weekend.