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SUNS # 9009 Thursday 31 October 2019

Trade : Plurilateral talks on e-com unlikely to provide MFN access (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
The proposed plurilateral informal Joint Statement Initiative (JSI) on electronic commerce at the World Trade Organization is unlikely to provide most-favoured-nation (MFN) access, as the participants remain concerned about accommodating free-riders in any future deal, sources told the SUNS.

Finance : Growth in global liquidity at end-June this year (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
US dollar credit to non-bank borrowers outside the United States grew by 4% year on year at end-June 2019, reaching $11.9 trillion, the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) has reported.

Opinion : Industrial policy still relevant (PRIV)
(IPS, Kuala Lumpur/Sydney)
Kuala Lumpur/Sydney, 29 Oct (IPS/Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Anis Chowdhury*) -- Industrial policy refers to the promotion of new investments and technology by governments to encourage the growth and development of specific economic sectors.

UN : Turns to global investors for billions needed for its 2030 Agenda (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
A Republican US Senator of a bygone era was once quoted as saying "a billion here, a billion there, and pretty soon you're talking about real money."

Opinion : How can we all hear that the world is on fire? (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
The annual rhythm of the United Nations year peaks with the General Assembly in September.

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