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SUNS # 8771 Thursday 11 October 2018

Trade : Trump signals intent to intensify trade war with China (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
The United States President Donald Trump signalled on Tuesday that he will intensify the trade war with China on gro unds that Beijing is not ready to make a deal yet, and that his administration w ill not go ahead with several planned meetings with China.

Climate : New report on global warming adopted, US refuses to endorse findin gs (PRIV)
(Indrajit Bose, Songdo)
Member governments of the Intergovernment al Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) adopted the Summary for Policymakers (SPM) of the "Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 degrees C" and approved the underlying assessment report on Saturday, 6 October in Songdo, South Korea at the 48th Session of the IPCC, twenty-two hours behind schedule.

Trade : New agreement with Canada and US is win-lose for Mexico (PRIV)
(IPS, Mexico City)
Following the fanfare of the count ries' leaders and the relief of the export and investment sectors, experts are an alysing the renewed trilateral agreement with Canada and the United States, where Mexico made concessions in sectors such as e-commerce, biotechnology, automotive and agriculture.

Opinion : Improving infrastructure planning in developing countries (PRIV)
(IPS, Kuala Lumpur/Sydney)
Kuala Lumpur/Sydney, 9 Oct (IPS/Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Anis Chowdhury*) -- Infrastructure investment is necessary, but hardly sufficien t to enable developing countries to transform their economies to achieve sustain able prosperity, according to this year's UNCTAD Trade and Development Report: Power, Platforms and the Free Trade Delusion (TDR 2018), released in late September.

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