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SUNS # 9929 Friday 19 January 2024

WTO : US, Costa Rica, Paraguay say ministerial mandates lack sanctity on PSH (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
The chair of the Doha agriculture negotia tions, Ambassador Alparslan Acarsoy of Turkiye, on 17 January appears to have indicated that he will issue a draft text on what might be possible for the World Trade Organization's 13th ministerial conference (MC13), to be held in Abu Dhabi from 26 February, said people familiar with the discussions.

UN : Global FDI flows remained weak in 2023, says UNCTAD (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Penang)
Global foreign direct investment (FDI) flow s reached an estimated $1.37 trillion in 2023, recording a marginal increase (+3%) over 2022, according to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).

Opinion : World Bank enables foreign aid theft (PRIV)
(IPS, Kuala Lumpur)
World Bank aid encourages governments to enable illicit financial outflows to offshore tax havens by reducing capital controls, thus draining precious foreign exchang e and government resources.

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