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United Nations Conference on Trade and Development launches the Digital Economy Report 2019

The Digital Economy Report 2019 will provide an update on the latest trends in the global digital economy.

The UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has released its first-ever Digital Economy Report 2019 that maps the flow, data and funds in the world’s digital economy. It outlines the enormous potential gains and possible development costs as more of the world moves, connects and buys online

It will examine the development implications of the growing role of digital platforms, particularly in the big data sphere.

It will assess what countries need to do to capture a fair share of the value created in the digital economy for their own development.

The scope of this new analysis will include the market impact of new technologies, the consequences for small businesses in developing countries and the implications in terms of infrastructure, skills, respect for competition, data protection, and taxation, among other issues.

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