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SUNS # 8494 Tuesday 4 July 2017

Finance : Use prevailing tailwinds to build greater economic resilience, says BIS (PRIV)
(Chakravarthi Raghavan, Geneva)
Over the past year the global economy has strengthened further, with growth approaching long-term averages, but faces risks that could threaten the sustainability of the expansion in the medium term, the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) says in its 87th annual report, released in Basel (Switzerland) on 25 June.

United Nations : Ending child marriage could add trillions to world economy (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
The benefits of ending child marriage are many - boosting a young girl's morale and increasing her chances of education and work, and by that virtue, curbing high population rates in developing economies and boosting growth.

Chile : President's apology to Mapuche people considered "insufficient" (PRIV)
(IPS, Santiago)
Chilean President Michelle Bachelet's formal apology to the country's Mapuche Indians, for the "mistakes and atrocities" committed against them by the Chilean state, is seen by indigenous and social activists in the central region of Araucania - the heartland of the Mapuche people - as falling short.

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