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SUNS # 8743 Thursday 30 August 2018

Trade : US blocks AB member Servansing's reappointment (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
The United States informed the WTO Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) on Monday that it was not in a position to agree to t he reappointment of Appellate Body (AB) member Shree Baboo Chekitan Servansing to a second term, effectively reducing the seven-member adjudica tive body to just three.

Finance : Crisis alla Turca (PRIV)
(IPS, Geneva)
The meltdown of the Turkish currency over a matter of a few days in August 2018 has elicited various reactions a nd interpretations both at home and abroad, and created widespread concern tha t it could mark the beginning of a series of crisis in emerging economies expose d to a reassessment of risks by international investors and lenders as well as a r apid normalization of monetary policy in the United States.

Opinion : Rohingya refugees left in limbo one year on (PRIV)
(IPS, Oslo)
Aid funding for refugee relief is runnin g out while conditions are still not in place for the safe return of over 700,000 people forced to flee Myanmar to neighbouring Bangladesh after violence broke out one year ago.

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