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SUNS # 9111 Thursday 30 April 2020

Trade : Kazakhstan ready to host MC12 in June 2021, says Kazakh envoy (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
Kazakhstan has informed the World Trade Organization that it is ready to host the WTO's 12th ministerial conference (MC12) in Nur Sultan in June 2021.

Finance : US dollar credit outside US grew by 6% in 2019, says BIS (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
US dollar credit to non-bank borrowers outside the United States grew by 6%, to reach $12.2 trillion at end-2019, the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) has said.

COVID-19 : How Eswatini's farmers are keeping vegetable supply flowing (PRIV)
(IPS, Malkerns)
Nobukhosi Cebekhulu (68) and Khetsiwe Tofile (64) are small-scale vegetable farmers who are producing from their permaculture home gardens in Malkerns, Eswatini.

Opinion : Understanding hunger surge caused by COVID-19 recession (PRIV)
(IPS, Rome)
Many uncertainties haunt the world's campaign to counter the COVID-19 pandemic, but one thing is now sure: global economic activity will suffer greatly, with large-scale consequences for the incomes and welfare of all, but especially for the most vulnerable food import-dependent countries.

Note to Readers : Holiday Notice (PRIV)
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Due to the May Labour Day holiday in Europe, the SUNS will be closed on 1 May. The next issue SUNS #9112 will appear on 4 May.

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