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SUNS # 9000 Friday 18 October 2019

Finance : G20 post-crisis reforms far from complete, says FSB   (Kanaga Raja, Geneva) (PRIV)
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The development of the post-crisis reform policies is nearly complete and implementation is well underway, yet the mission is far from completed, with progress on implementation of agreed G20 reforms remaining uneven across key reform areas, the chair of the Financial Stability Board (FSB) has said.

Trade : South firmly rejects US Presidential memo on S&DT   (D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva) (PRIV)
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More than 50 developing and least-developed countries on Wednesday (16 October) rejected the US Presidential Memorandum for bringing about differentiation/graduation among developing countries for availing of special and differential treatment (S&DT) in current and future trade negotiations at the World Trade Organization, trade envoys told the SUNS.

UN : 75th anniversary shadowed by right-wing nationalism, budget cuts   (IPS, New York) (PRIV)
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When the six much-ballyhooed high-level UN meetings concluded late September, there were mixed feelings about the final outcomes.

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