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2016 Global Growth Forecast down to 2.4 percent

WASHINGTON, June 7, 2016 –  The World Bank is downgrading its 2016 global growth forecast to 2.4 percent from the 2.9 percent pace projected in January. The move is due to sluggish growth in advanced economies, stubbornly low commodity prices, weak global trade, and diminishing capital flows. According to the latest update of its Global […]

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Pacific nations slam big countries over catch reporting

Pacific nations have called out major fishing nations using loopholes to duck out of properly reporting their fishing catches in Pacific waters, reports Solomon Star News. Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) members at the 10th Scientific Committee meeting of the WCPFC said the missing data was critical to help prevent over-fishing in Pacific waters. […]

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