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SUNS # 9171 Thursday 30 July 2020

COVID-19 : Arab region's economy to shrink by 5.7% (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
The consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic for the Arab region are likely to be deep and long-lasting, with the economies in this region expected to contract by 5.7 percent, according to a United Nations report.

COVID-19 : Solar energy expands in Brazil despite the pandemic (PRIV)
(IPS, Rio de Janeiro)
Solar energy has continued to expand in Brazil during the COVID-19 pandemic and should contribute to the economic recovery in the wake of the health crisis.

Mongolia : COVID-19 means development setbacks (PRIV)
(IPS, Ulaanbaatar)
Mongolia has recorded very few cases of COVID-19, less than 300 as on date, despite its more than 4,000 kilometre porous border with China.

Note to Readers : Holiday Notice (PRIV)
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Due to the Eid al-Adha holiday for UN Offices in Geneva and the Swiss National Day holiday, the SUNS will be closed on 31 July and 3 August. The next issue #9172 will appear on 4 August.

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