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SUNS # 8670 Thursday 26 April 2018

Trade : Three-pronged assault on WTO-MTS by the US   (Chakravarthi Raghavan, Geneva) (PRIV)
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The World Trade Organisation and its multilateral trading system is now faced with a three-pronged assault from the administration of US President Donald Trump that appears intent on wielding a wrecking ball against the post-war world order that the US had conceptualised, fashioned and shaped all these years.

UN : Development prospects for hundreds of millions remain in jeopardy   (IPS, New York) (PRIV)
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The global economy is strengthening. A broad-based economic upturn has underpinned progress in many areas.

Brazil : From mega to micro, a transition that will democratise energy   (IPS, Rio de Janeiro) (PRIV)
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An energy transition is spreading around the globe. But in Brazil it will be characterised by sharp contrasts, with large hydroelectric plants being replaced by solar micro-generators and government decisions being replaced by family and community decision-making.

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