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SUNS # 9961 Thursday 7 March 2024

Finance : A "tug of war" between markets and central banks (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Penang)
The waxing and waning of financial markets' optimistic expectations over the monetary policy outlook was the central th eme of the period from 25 November 2023 to 26 February 2024, the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) has said.

UN : Humanity facing many rapidly spiralling crises, says rights chief (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Penang)
"A wave of conflict is battering people's li ves, destroying economies, profoundly damaging human rights, dividing the world, and upending hopes for multilateral solutions," according to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Mr Volker Turk.

Rights : Slow progress on women's representation in parliament (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Penang)
Progress on women's representation in parlia ment was slow and mixed in 2023, according to the Inter Parliamentary Union (IPU ), the global organization of national parliaments.

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