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SUNS # 9013 Wednesday 6 November 2019
 
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Trade : India declines to join RCEP Agreement for time being (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
India has decided against joining the proposed "Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP)" Agreement for the time being, since it "does not address satisfactorily India's outstanding issues and concerns."

United Nations : ODA, blended finance insufficient to achieve SDGs (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
Official development assistance (ODA) and blended finance alone are insufficient in both quantum and nature to enable the finance needed to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), according to the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).

Opinion : Trade liberalization for development? (PRIV)
(IPS, Kuala Lumpur/Sydney)
Kuala Lumpur/Sydney, 5 Nov (IPS/Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Anis Chowdhury*) -- The International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank and the World Trade Organization (WTO), all dominated by rich countries, have long promoted trade liberalization as a "win-win" solution for "all people - rich and poor - and all countries - developed and developing countries", arguing that "the gains are large enough to enable compensation to be provided to the losers".


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