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SUNS # 9057 Thursday 30 January 2020

Finance : Growth in US dollar credit outside US (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
US dollar credit to non-bank borrowers outside the United States grew by 5% year-on-year at end-September 2019, to reach $12.1 trillion, the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) has reported.

WHO : Secretariat bypasses FENSA restrictions on private sector secondments (PRIV)
(TWN, Geneva)
The secondment of industry personnel to the World Health Organization (WHO) under "Nil-Remuneration" contracts raises a red flag.

Opinion : Exchange rate undervaluation for export-led growth promotion (PRIV)
(IPS, Berlin/Kuala Lumpur)
Berlin/Kuala Lumpur, 28 Jan (IPS/Vladimir Popov and Jomo Kwame Sundaram*) -- One mercantilist view is that exchange rate undervaluation - e.g., via accumulation of foreign exchange reserves in China's case - is "industrial policy" to promote export-led growth, benefiting producers of exports while discouraging imports.

Development : Balanced & gender-inclusive education is a smart investment (PRIV)
(IPS, Djibouti City)
Fihima Mohamed's mother never attended school and until two years ago she could not read or write.

Development : Addressing low female representation in STEM education (PRIV)
(IPS, Djibouti City)
Dr. Anne-Maria Brennan loved science as a young girl. But instead of encouraging her, those around her made attempts to steer her in the "right direction".

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