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SUNS # 8548 Monday 9 October 2017

Trade : African Group will not negotiate e-commerce rules at WTO (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
The African Group on Thursday fiercely rejected proposals by major industrialized countries and their allies in the developing world for changing the structure of the current electronic commerce work program so as to establish a separate Working Group at the World Trade Organization's eleventh ministerial conference in Buenos Aires beginning on 10 December, trade envoys told SUNS.

Finance : Further efforts needed to curb illicit flows, Switzerland told (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
While the Swiss Federal Government has undertaken several efforts and achieved progress in curbing illicit financial flows in recent years, there are several areas in which there is room for improvement in the fields of accountability, regulation and supervision of the Swiss financial market, a United Nations human rights expert said on 4 October.

Finance : Greater cooperation to strengthen taxation (PRIV)
(IPS, Kuala Lumpur)
Since the 1950s, there has been a popular dance called the "limbo rock", with the winner leaning back as much as possible to get under the bar.

United Nations : World is running out of much needed new antibiotics (PRIV)
(IPS, Rome)
The world is running out of new antibiotics to combat the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance, a new specialised report warns ahead of this year's World Antibiotic Awareness Week, adding that most of the drugs currently in the clinical pipeline are modifications of existing classes of antibiotics and are only short-term solutions.

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