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SUNS # 8963 Thursday 8 August 2019

Finance : Slower growth in US dollar credit outside the US than inside   (Kanaga Raja, Geneva) (PRIV)
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US dollar credit to non-bank borrowers outside the United States grew by 4% year-on-year in Q1 2019, to reach $11.8 trillion at end-March, the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) has reported.

Opinion : Bretton Woods Institutions - enforcers, not saviours?   (IPS, Sydney/Kuala Lumpur) (PRIV)
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Sydney/Kuala Lumpur, 7 Aug (IPS/Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram*) -- According to their own internal evaluations, both the World Bank (WB) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have huge credibility deficits due to the policy conditionalities and advice they have dispensed to developing countries in recent decades.

United Nations : US sanctions imperil aid to Iran's flood victims   (IPS, New York) (PRIV)
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Two major humanitarian groups have warned that United States sanctions on Iran are stopping cash flows for vital humanitarian work in the country, adding another complication to the growing rift between Washington and Tehran.

United Nations : Canada effectively addresses children in armed conflict   (IPS, New York) (PRIV)
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More than 24,000 violations have been committed against children across the globe, including recruitment into armed forces, abduction, sexual violence, deprivation of basic needs, attacks on schools and hospitals - and even murder.

Opinion : What a little pigeon could teach our world   (IPS, Washington DC) (PRIV)
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Over 100 years ago, a little brown passenger pigeon named Martha died in the Cincinnati Zoo.

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