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SUNS # 8569 Tuesday 7 November 2017

Trade : Argentina's desperate effort to avert failure of MC11 (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
In a desperate attempt to save its "South American" face, and despite a categorical NO from the United States to any outcome on domestic support at the upcoming World Trade Organization ministerial meeting in Buenos Aires (MC11), Argentina on Thursday (2 November) issued a draft ministerial decision for further consideration, trade envoys told SUNS.

Finance : OTC derivatives market rebounds to $542 trillion (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
The global market for over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives rebounded in the first half of this year, with the notional amount of outstanding contracts rising from $482 trillion at end-December 2016 to $542 trillion at end-June 2017, the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) has reported.

Climate : What to expect at the Fiji COP? (PRIV)
(Meena Raman, Bonn)
The annual climate change talks under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the Kyoto Protocol (KP) and the Paris Agreement (PA) are taking place in Bonn, Germany from November 6 to 17, 2017.

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