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SUNS # 9926 Tuesday 16 January 2024

WTO : China, Pakistan propose MC13 ministerial statement on supply chains (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
China and Pakistan have proposed a "joint ministerial statement" on "strengthening the resilience and stability of gl obal industrial and supply chains" to be issued at the World Trade Organization' s 13th ministerial conference (MC13) taking place in Abu Dhabi from 26 February, amidst worsening geopolitical tensions and supply-side disruptions, particu larly between the United States and China.

UN : Protracted period of low growth looming large, warns report (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Penang)
Global gross domestic product (GDP) growth is projected to slow from an estimated 2.7 per cent in 2023 to 2.4 per cent in 2024, against a backdrop of lingering risks and uncertainties, according to a Uni ted Nations report.

Opinion : World Bank enables private capture of profits, public resources (PRIV)
(IPS, Kuala Lumpur)
The World Bank insists commercial finance is necessary for achieving economic recovery and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), but does little to ensure profit-hung ry commercial finance serves the public interest.

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