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SUNS # 9786 Monday 22 May 2023

Finance : OTC derivatives rise in the second half of 2022, says BIS (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Penang)
The gross market value of over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives grew by 13% in the second half of 2022, to reach $20.7 tr illion at year-end, the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) has said.

Mexico : Financing for Mayan Train violates socio-environmental standards (PRIV)
(IPS, Mexico City)
Mexico's development banks have violated their own socio- environmental standards while granting loans for the construction of the Mayan Train (TM), the flagship project of the presidenc y of Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.

Africa : Nothing beats bush meat, not even the risk of disease (PRIV)
(IPS, Bulawayo)
Meat from wild animals is relished across Africa and widely traded, but scientists are warning that eating bus h meat is a potential health risk, especially in the wake of pandemics like COVID- 19.

UN : A short tale of a tree and a Moroccan wedding party (PRIV)
(IPS, Rome)
A much needed break amidst so many alarming news, with a brief story of a tree, a bottle of liquid gold, and a wedding gift.

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