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SUNS # 9086 Wednesday 11 March 2020

Trade : Rules Chair issues first draft on overcapacity & overfishing (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
A draft text issued by the chair of Doha rules negotiations on the prohibition element of the disciplines on overcapacity and overfishing appears to be largely tilted against the interest of developing countries while giving carve-outs from the disciplines to developed countries, sources told the SUNS.

Trade : WTO secretariat official tests positive for coronavirus (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
The World Trade Organization's Director-General Roberto Azevedo on Tuesday informed members that one official at the Secretariat, Mr John Hancock, has tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Opinion : Stock market bubble no basis for shared prosperity (PRIV)
(IPS, Kuala Lumpur)
The US is currently still in a stock market bubble which, if history is any guide, is likely to end, perhaps soon due to COVID-19.

Slovakia : Journalists tell PM-elect - "thanks, but no thanks" (PRIV)
(IPS, Bratislava)
Plans announced by Slovakia's prime minister-elect to fund investigative journalists to act as corruption watchdogs on government and state bodies have been dismissed as "a road to hell" by local journalists.

Opinion : News agencies must paint a complete picture of coronavirus (PRIV)
(IPS, Abuja)
Recently, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said, "We have an epidemic caused by Coronavirus, but we have a pandemic caused by fear".

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