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SUNS # 9378 Thursday 1 July 2021

UN : COVID-19 impact on tourism could cost over $4 trillion, says UNCTAD (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
The blow to international tourism due to the COVID-19 pandemic could result in a loss of more than $4 trillion to the global GDP for the years 2020 and 2021, the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has said.

Trade : China initiates dispute over Australian duties on Chinese products (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
China has initiated a dispute at the World Trade Organization over anti-dumping and countervailing duty measures imposed by Australia on imports of wind towers, deep drawn stainless steel sinks and railway wheels from China.

Bangladesh : COVID-19 pandemic exacerbates domestic workers' plight (PRIV)
(IPS, Dhaka)
Rani Akter, a mother of five, usually works as a domestic helper in Dhaka's Zikatola area.

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