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manuel_montes-tnIn discussions at the UN about achieving Agenda 2030, it has become de rigueur to highlight the role of the private sector.  It is often introduced as the discovery of the idea that private sector investment and financing is indispensable to achieving Agenda 2030. For developed country diplomats and their associated experts this new celebrity treatment appears to be an article of faith, at least during negotiations on economic matters in the UN. They are foisting a misleading Trumpian exaggeration that is technically harmful to development policymaking and to Agenda 2030.

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Khor 1Debt_SustainabilityThe slide in the ringgit’s level is a symptom of weaknesses in the Malaysian economy which were exposed with recent changes in the global economic conditions, and policy actions must now be taken to address the serious problems.

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Khor 1Marinate_TradeTwo US Congress bills on currency manipulation threaten a new wave of trade protection and may also derail trade agreements like the TPPA.

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EU_CrisisKhor 1A political earthquake in Greece opens new roads either to a resolution to its economic crisis or a very messy situation for Europe and the world economy.

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Khor 1Trade_Facilitation2014 ended with Malaysians in very sombre mood and we will have to deal with its unfinished business as well with an increasingly fragile economy in the new year.

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Khor 1Trade_FacilitationTrade agreements like the TPPA have become over-loaded with non-trade issues as well as extra conditions that a powerful country and its Congress can demand of partners like Malaysia.

 

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Khor 1Marinate_TradeThe United States President’s visit to Malaysia is an opportunity to review TPPA issues, including a Congress proposal to punish countries that are “currency manipulators”

 

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Khor 1G20The G20 Summit last week discussed a new phenomenon – economic turmoil beginning in some major developing countries. Coordination to prevent future crises is still elusive.

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