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SUNS # 9180 Friday 14 August 2020

Trade : Digital rules in FTAs may undermine capacity to tax digital firms (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
Despite the global economy being mired in an economic recession due to the worsening Covid-19 pandemic, five US tech giants - Google, Amazon, Facebook, Apple, and Microsoft - have continued to generate profits running into tens of billions of dollars.

Finance : Debt hawks detract from urgently needed fiscal recovery efforts (PRIV)
(IPS, Sydney/Kuala Lumpur)
Sydney/Kuala Lumpur, 13 Aug (IPS/Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram*) -- Developing country debt has continued to grow rapidly since the 2008-2009 global financial crisis (GFC).

Malawi : Youth rural-urban migration hurts agriculture (PRIV)
(IPS, Blantyre)
As households in Chiradzulu District in Southern Malawi start preparing their farms for the next maize growing season, Frederick Yohane, 24, is a busy young man.

Eswatini : Understanding benefits of wetland encourages community to save it (PRIV)
(IPS, Lawuba)
Sibonisiwe Hlanze, from Lawuba in Eswatini's Shiselweni Region, lights up as she shows off her sleeping mat which she made from what she described as "the highest quality indigenous fibre".

Note to Readers : Holiday Notice (PRIV)
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With the WTO in recess and little activity in UN agencies, the SUNS staff will take a short break. The next issue #9181 will appear on 1 September.

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