No. 640, 1-15 May 2017
for developmental outcomes at MC11 dims
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climate “no” makes MC11 developmental outcomes unlikely
Prospects of development-friendly outcomes at the WTO Ministerial
Conference this December seem to be receding in light of the US’ apparent
indisposition towards multilateral engagement as reflected in its
intended pullout from the Paris climate change pact.
by D. Ravi Kanth
stress food security and SSM outcomes at MC11
latest round of agriculture negotiations at the WTO saw many developing
countries reiterate the need for WTO mechanisms to enable the holding
of public food stocks and to protect farmers from excessive market
rejects Chinese proposal on trade remedy measures
Chinese proposal to negotiate WTO disciplines governing the use of
countermeasures against dumping and subsidization in trade has been
rebuffed by the US.
South calls for international body to fight tax havens
workshop held at the UN resounded with calls for international cooperation
to combat tax dodging that is depriving poor countries of development
Why do international financial crises happen?
global financial fragility requires international coherence and cooperation
among policymakers – coordination that is sadly lacking today, laments
Jomo Kwame Sundaram.
Out of Africa
more resources are being siphoned from Africa than are entering it.
The following extract from a new report published by a coalition of
UK and African civil society groups examines how the rest of the world
is profiting from Africa’s wealth and what can be done to stem the
unfair flow of funds.
Why did Ecuador terminate all its bilateral investment treaties?
May, the Ecuadoran government took the bold step of terminating all
its bilateral investment treaties, acting on the recommendations of
the CAITISA commission established to audit the country’s investment
regime. The president of CAITISA, Cecilia Olivet, who is a
researcher with the Transnational Institute, shares her perspective
on the commission’s work and its wider implications in the following
interview, which was originally published on the Institute’s website.