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SUNS # 8110 Monday  12 October 2015


Trade: Credibility and balance of Nairobi package essential, says India (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
The credibility and balance of the package will be essential for the success of the tenth ministerial conference of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), to be held in Nairobi, Kenya this December, India told a meeting of the General Council on Thursday.

Trade: GC meet shows Members sharply divided (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
Trade envoys remained sharply divided at the WTO's General Council meeting on Thursday (October 8) after the developed countries led by the United States and the European Union fiercely opposed demands of developing and least developed countries for "credible," "balanced", and "developmental" outcomes at the Nairobi ministerial meeting, several trade envoys told the SUNS.

United Nations: Launches probe amidst charges of bribery and corruption (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
After initial hesitation, the United Nations has decided to probe allegations of bribery and corruption extending to the office of a past President of the UN General Assembly (UNGA), the highest policy-making body in the 70-year-old Organisation.

United States: Shale drives uncertain new geo-economics of oil (PRIV)
(IPS, Washington)
The emergence of fracking has modified the global market for fossil fuels. But the plunge in oil prices has diluted the effect, in a struggle that experts in the United States believe conventional producers could win in the next decade.

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