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SUNS # 8979 Wednesday 18 September 2019

Trade : China to host informal ministerial in November   (D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva) (PRIV)
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China is to host an informal trade ministerial meeting of select countries on 5 November in Shanghai to discuss "possible outcomes of the twelfth WTO Ministerial Conference" in June 2020.

Trade : Korea initiates dispute against Japan's export controls   (Kanaga Raja, Geneva) (PRIV)
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The Republic of Korea has initiated a dispute at the World Trade Organisation concerning certain measures imposed by Japan restricting exports of fluorinated polyimide, resist polymers and hydrogen fluoride, and their related technologies destined for Korea.

United Nations : UN chief calls for action, not "beautiful speeches"   (IPS, New York) (PRIV)
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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has offered an unsolicited piece of advice to the 190-plus speakers, including heads of state and heads of government, who will address an unprecedented six high-level plenary meetings during the General Assembly sessions on September 23-27.

Africa : AfDB plans for self-sufficient, integrated, industrialised continent   (IPS, Johannesburg/Bulawayo) (PRIV)
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Arama Sire Camara, a fruit and vegetable seller in the province of Kindia, some 135 km from the Guinean capital of Conakry, feels safer trading well into the night thanks to the Rural Electrification Project, financed by a 21-million-dollar investment by the African Development Bank.

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