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SUNS # 8645 Tuesday 20 march 2018

Finance : Cash is still king in most countries (PRIV)
(Chakravarthi Raghavan, Geneva)
Despite many innovations, and efforts in many countries to move to "cashless" payments, the appetite for cash remains unabated and there is scant evidence of a shift away from cash.

Trade : Azevedo moots "back to old GATT" on dispute settlement (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, New Delhi)
The World Trade Organization director-general Roberto Azevedo has begun efforts to set the ground for an alternative dispute settlement system at the WTO akin to the GATT (General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade) 1947 framework as suggested by the United States Trade Representative Ambassador Robert Lighthizer several months ago, trade envoys told SUNS.

United Nations : Is ambitious Global Compact the last word on migrant crisis? (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
As the death toll keeps mounting and the humanitarian crises continue unabated, the life of the average migrant or refugee has largely turned out to be an unmitigated nightmare.

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