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SUNS # 8958 Wednesday 31 July 2019

Finance : Cross-border bank claims post largest quarterly rise since 2007.   (Kanaga Raja, Geneva) (PRIV)
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Global cross-border bank claims rose by $1.4 trillion between end-2018 and end-March 2019, their largest quarterly increase since 2007, the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) has reported.

Opinion : Bretton Woods Institutions - from solution to problem   (IPS, Sydney/Kuala Lumpur) (PRIV)
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Sydney/Kuala Lumpur, 30 Jul (IPS/Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram*) -- July 2019 saw the 75th anniversary of the historic conference of 44 countries held at the Bretton Woods (BW) resort in New Hampshire during July 1-22, 1944.

Argentina : Using renewable energy, circular economy to fight poverty   (IPS, Buenos Aires) (PRIV)
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On the outer edges of Buenos Aires proper, where the paved streets end and the narrow alleyways of one of Argentina's largest shantytowns begin, visitors can find the En Haccore soup kitchen.

Zambia : Money grows on trees - don't uproot them   (IPS, Pemba) (PRIV)
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Jennifer Handondo, a small-scale farmer of Choma district in southern Zambia, plants food crops such as maize mostly for her family's needs.

Note to Readers : Holiday Notice (PRIV)
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Due to the Swiss National Day holiday, the next issue SUNS #8959 will appear on 2 August.

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