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SUNS # 9014 Thursday 7 November 2019

Trade : Ministers declare intent to finalise outcome on IF at MC12 (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
Trade ministers from China and 63 other countries have decided to work towards a "concrete outcome" concerning the plurilateral Joint Statement Initiative on investment facilitation at the twelfth World Trade Organization (WTO) ministerial conference (MC12) in Nur Sultan, Kazakhstan, in June 2020.

Trade : Both US and China losers in ongoing trade war, says study (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
Tariffs being imposed by the United States on China are economically hurting both countries, with US losses largely related to higher prices for its consumers, while China's losses are related to significant export losses, a new study by the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) says.

Opinion : No region is immune from rising inequalities, trade tensions (PRIV)
(IPS, Bangkok)
We are facing tense and turbulent times around the globe.

Opinion : Prepare to win - tsunami awareness and preparedness (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
Once considered rare in their occurrence, in the last 10 years tsunamis have struck nearly every year: from Samoa to Chile, and from Iceland to New Zealand.

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