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SUNS # 8989 Thursday 3 October 2019

Trade : E-com duties moratorium "asymmetrical" for South   (D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva) (PRIV)
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South Africa and India said on Tuesday that the current WTO moratorium for not levying customs duties on electronic transmissions is "asymmetrical" for developing countries due to its negative fiscal consequences and on digital industrialization, trade envoys told the SUNS.

Trade : WTO lowers trade forecast amid rising trade tensions, slower growth   (Kanaga Raja, Geneva) (PRIV)
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World trade growth is slowing down, due to escalating trade tensions and the slowing down of world economy, the World Trade Organisation (WTO) warned Tuesday (1 October), revising sharply downwards its forecast in early April.

Opinion : Counter-cyclical fiscal policy needed to counter economic downturn   (IPS, Kuala Lumpur) (PRIV)
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A conjuncture of developments, short- and medium-term, have conspired to further slow the world economy.

UN : Right-wing politicians fear "invasion" of Europe & US by migrants   (IPS, New York) (PRIV)
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The United Nations commemorated its annual World Day of Migrants and Refugees (WDMR) on September 29 - this time amidst rising anti-immigrant rhetoric and widespread xenophobia.

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