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SUNS # 9319 Tuesday 6 April 2021
 
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Trade : World trade to rise by 8.0% in 2021, but recovery is uneven, says WTO (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
World merchandise trade in volume terms is expected to increase by 8.0% in 2021 after falling by 5.3% in 2020, the World Trade Organization (WTO) has said.

Finance : UN leadership necessary for fairer tax cooperation (PRIV)
(IPS, Sydney/Kuala Lumpur)
Sydney/Kuala Lumpur, 1 Apr (IPS/Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram*) -- Illicit financial flows (IFFs) hurt all countries, both developed and developing. But poor countries suffer relatively more, accounting for nearly half the loss of world tax revenue.

Asia-Pacific : COVID-19 a wake-up call to address development fault lines (PRIV)
(IPS, Bangkok)
The world is emerging from the biggest social and economic shock in living memory, but it will be a long time before the deep scars of the COVID-19 pandemic on human well-being fully heal.


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