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WTO cuts world trade growth forecasts for 2015, 2016

Global goods trade will grow by 3.3 per cent this year and by 4 per cent in 2016, less than previously forecast, mainly due to sluggish economic growth, the World Trade Organization said on Tuesday. "We expect trade to contin

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WTO sees global trade pact within two weeks

The World Trade Organization said on Friday there was a "high probability" that a major deal on streamlining global customs rules will be implemented within two weeks after India and the US overcame a key impasse. "

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WTO’s $1trn customs deal blocked by India’s demands

The World Trade Organization failed on Thursday to reach a deal to standardise customs rules, which would have been the first global trade reform in two decades but was blocked by India's demands for concessions on agricultural stockpiling.

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WTO overcomes last minute hitch to clinch key deal

The World Trade Organization (WTO) reached its first-ever trade reform deal on Saturday to the roar of approval from nearly 160 ministers who had gathered on the Indonesian island of Bali to decide on the make-or-break agreement that could add $

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Is WTO about to abandon dream of free trade?

As it seeks a new chief to lead it out of a negotiating death-spiral, the World Trade Organization looks doomed to be fatally undermined by new global carve-ups that will leave many of the world's poorest sidelined. At its cre

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