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SUNS # 8975 Thursday 12 September 2019

Trade : Benin trade envoy to contest post of WTO DG   (D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva) (PRIV)
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Benin's trade envoy, Ambassador Eloi Laourou, has announced his intention to contest for the World Trade Organization's top job that would become vacant in September 2020, when incumbent director-general Roberto Azevedo completes his second term, trade envoys told the SUNS.

United Nations : Palestinian economy at an all-time low, says UNCTAD   (Kanaga Raja, Geneva) (PRIV)
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The performance of the Palestinian economy and humanitarian conditions in Israeli-occupied Palestine reached an all-time low in 2018 and early 2019, according to the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).

Opinion : Vaping fad boosts dangerous nicotine addiction   (IPS, Kuala Lumpur) (PRIV)
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Smoking-related diseases are the major causes of premature death worldwide.

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