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SUNS # 8990 Friday 4 October 2019

Trade : US can seek $7.5 billion in retaliation in Airbus dispute, says WTO   (Kanaga Raja, Geneva) (PRIV)
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A panel of WTO arbitrators has ruled that the United States may impose counter-measures at a level not exceeding US$7,496.623 million annually as a result of the failure of the European Union to comply with a WTO ruling over subsidies provided by the EU and certain member states to the European aircraft manufacturer Airbus.

Trade : US, EU heading for trans-Atlantic trade war over WTO ruling   (D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva) (PRIV)
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The United States and the European Union seem to be heading towards a trans- Atlantic trade war, after Washington announced it will swiftly impose tariffs on $7.5 billion worth of European Union goods as a result of a ruling from a panel of arbitrators at the World Trade Organization.

UN : Watchdog pushes US to publish "duty to warn" Khashoggi files   (IPS, New York) (PRIV)
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A media watchdog has asked United States intelligence agencies to reveal whether they knew about an assassination plot against Jamal Khashoggi and failed to warn the Saudi journalist he was in mortal danger.

Brazil : Combining biogas and solar, the best energy deal   (IPS, Vargeao) (PRIV)
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"Biogas is the best energy, it has no contraindications," and if you combine it with solar it becomes "the best energy business," at least in Brazil, says Anelio Thomazzoni.

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