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SUNS # 9439 Monday 18 October 2021

Trade : Fears of "take-it-or-leave-it" deal on fisheries subsidies ahead of MC12 (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
The decision by the chair of the Doha Rules negotiating body to postpone line- by-line discussions in the Doha fisheries subsidies negotiations this week appears to have caused consternation and fears over the likely attempts to foist a "take-it-or-leave-it" text in the eleventh hour of the talks at the upcoming WTO's 12th ministerial conference (MC12), said people familiar with the development.

UN : UNCTAD-15 lays out roadmap for a more resilient & inclusive world (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
The fifteenth quadrennial session of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD-15) on 7 October adopted the "Bridgetown Covenant" that amongst others underscores the need to re-invigorate and re-vitalize UNCTAD's intergovernmental mechanism.

Finance : QE, or no QE, that is the question? (PRIV)
(IPS, Geneva)
The guardians of the global economy convened in Washington this week to discuss their latest global growth forecasts.

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