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Huge call for debt relief at COP28

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News Date: December 1, 2023

Update: Along with the World Bank, the UK, France, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), European Investment Bank (EIB), European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), and African Development Bank (AfDB) are expanding debt clauses (CRDCs) in their lending to enable debt service to be paused when countries are hit by disasters.
Update: World Bank President Ajay Banga announced on Friday (Dec 1) that the development lender will prolong debt repayment pauses in the wake of climate disasters.
Over 550 economists and experts, alongside nearly 300 global organizations, called for debt cancellation at COP28.
African leaders are advocating for debt relief amidst crises, with Ethiopia securing a $1.5 billion debt relief agreement recently.
The COP28 World Climate Action Summit in Dubai, UAE, on December 1-2, 2023, gathers global leaders, experts, and stakeholders to address pressing climate challenges.

Xi Jinping to Visit Saudi Arabia before the end of the year

China's Xi Jinping to Visit Saudi Arabia Amid Global Reshuffling.
Chinese leader Xi Jinping is planning to visit Saudi Arabia before the end of the year, according to people familiar with preparations for the trip, as Beijing and Riyadh seek to deepen ties and advance a vision of a multipolar world where the U.S. no longer dominates the global order.
Sources: wsj

EO on the National Quantum Initiative Advisory Committee

Donald Trump signed an Executive Order on Establishing the National Quantum Initiative Advisory Committee at White House, August 30, 2019.
Quantum Information Science (QIS) is an emerging field with the potential to cause revolutionary advances in fields of science and engineering involving computation, communication, precision measurement, and fundamental quantum science.
Sources:www.whitehouse.gov, en.wikipedia.org

The July 4th full buck moon and penumbral eclipse

Independence Day 2020 will end with a full moon and lunar eclipse.
The Full Moon of July traditionally is known as the Full Buck Moon because it coincides with the time of year when male white-tailed deer are in full-on antler growth.
Everything to know about the July 4th buck moon and penumbral eclipse.
Source:lehighvalleylive.com

ISO 20022 migration. The Ripple effect strikes the Pound

Ripple Joins the Digital Pound Foundation: Designing a Path for a CBDC-Forward Future.
Ripple is excited to announce it is joining the Digital Pound Foundation, a non-profit focused on the development and implementation of a digital Pound in the United Kingdom.
ISO 20022 promises greater interoperability between various settlement networks, richer information flows, higher levels of straight-through processing, and more efficient compliance processes.
It signals a significant opportunity for banks to improve operational efficiency and reassess existing business models.
ISO 20022 has already been introduced for high-value payments systems (HVPS) in major countries and is established as the standard in instant payments markets following implementations worldwide.
Sources: ripple.com, www.sibos.com

China increased Russian gold import

Russian Gold Rerouted to China Amid Western Ban.
China imported $108.8 million worth of Russian gold in July - a 750% increase from June and a 4,800% increase from the same month last year.
China may be just one of several important new destinations for Russian gold in Asia and the Middle East.
Source: themoscowtimes.com

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