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    1. October 13, 2014

      Time to rethink the way WTO takes its decisions

      It has been a tough decade for the World Trade Organisation. Six years ago the so-called Doha round of multilateral...

    2. May 25, 2014

      The Academic Week Ahead

      Monday – May 26 Study in Qatar As part of a partnership with the 2013 French Open at Roland Garros, HEC Paris is...

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    1. G8 Summit 2013

      Old alliance gives west a chance for final stand...
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    1. beyondbrics

      December 13, 2013

      EM trade: don't get excited by WTO Bali deal

      “For the first time in our history, the WTO has truly delivered”. So said WTO Director-General Roberto Azevêdo on the...

    2. December 8, 2013

      Global deal shows ‘coming alive’ of WTO

      Trade negotiations in recent years have had a reputation for being subdued affairs that go nowhere. And, indeed, when...

    3. December 2, 2013

      WTO: Up in the air

      It has been tempting to compare the Doha round of global trade talks to a patient in a coma – and for good reason....

    4. November 25, 2013

      Former WTO head urges reform of global body

      Pascal Lamy, the former head of the World Trade Organisation, has called for the international body’s mandate to be...

    5. October 16, 2013

      Global institutions need revamp, Oxford Martin Commission warns

      The world’s governing institutions are in dire need of a revamp to make them relevant to the 21st century and should...

    6. beyondbrics

      September 10, 2013

      London headlines

      * Mexican president’s tax reform proposals win mixed reception * Roberto Azevêdo urges WTO to reach $1tn global trade...

    7. September 9, 2013

      Roberto Azevêdo urges WTO to reach $1tn global trade deal in Bali

      Roberto Azevêdo, the new head of the World Trade Organisation, has used his debut address to members to issue a rousing...

    8. beyondbrics

      July 19, 2013

      London headlines

      * Sheikh in Barclays rescue sells stake * Chevron employees sentenced in Indonesia corruption case * Record downgrades...

    9. July 18, 2013

      World Trade Organisation’s Pascal Lamy defends Doha talks round

      The late afternoon thunderclaps over Lake Geneva have dissipated but what began as an optimistic and sunny summer day...

    10. beyondbrics

      July 18, 2013

      New York headlines

      * Lamy questions US-led regional trade talks * Navalny sentenced to 5 years in prison * Markets mixed as Barnanke...

    11. July 18, 2013

      Pascal Lamy questions US-led regional trade talks

      Pascal Lamy, the outgoing head of the World Trade Organisation, has fired a parting shot at EU-US trade talks and other...

    12. July 10, 2013

      The curious case of the protectionist dog that has not barked

      Good news about the world economy is scarce. Even on trade, Pascal Lamy, director-general of the World Trade...

    13. beyondbrics

      July 10, 2013

      Ethiopia: we live in WTO hope

      Bullish comments from Ethiopia on Wednesday about its chances of World Trade Organisation membership. The foreign...

    14. June 16, 2013

      Global ambitions: Opinions converge in favour of more open trade

      Boosting global trade and preventing protectionist measures in advanced economies have long been staples of G8 summit...

    15. May 8, 2013

      Azevêdo targets next WTO talks in Bali as proof deals can be done

      Success at the next World Trade Organisation ministerial conference in December will be of vital symbolic importance to...

    16. May 8, 2013

      Sealed with a smile: how Brazil got its man Azevêdo into the WTO

      The Brazilian candidate betrayed his success with a smile. Just after 6.30pm local time on Tuesday evening, a Brazilian...

    17. May 7, 2013

      Brazilian diplomat Roberto Azevêdo wins WTO leadership battle

      Brazil’s Roberto Azevêdo has emerged as the new director-general of the World Trade Organisation after seeing off...

    18. April 26, 2013

      WTO candidates adopt varying stances on trade

      The race is on. The World Trade Organisation has whittled down the list of candidates to replace Pascal Lamy as...

    19. April 22, 2013

      Inside Business: Retrenching banks

      “Correspondent banking” sounds like a quaint throwback to the days of far-flung empires. It conjures up images of...

    20. April 11, 2013

      Lamy’s cri de coeur for world trade

      With only a few months left before his term as director-general of the World Trade Organisation ends, Pascal Lamy has...

    21. April 1, 2013

      Questions for the world’s next trade chief

      Starting this month, the 159 economies of the World Trade Organisation will begin the selection of a new...

    22. beyondbrics

      March 17, 2013

      Week ahead, March 18 – 22

      A look at the week ahead from beyondbrics, featuring: central bank meetings in South Africa and India; Nigeria...

    23. beyondbrics

      December 30, 2012

      Week ahead, December 31 - January 4

      Lots of PMI indicators to kick off 2013, as well as Brazil and South Africa trade data; plus the WTO chief shortlist is...

    24. The World

      December 18, 2012

      Leading the WTO: two candidates, bafflingly, emerge

      They say leading the IMF is like commanding the Red Army (top-down, hierarchical, fiercely cohesive) and running the...

    25. October 22, 2012

      Hollande hits cautious note on labour costs

      France’s socialist government has moved to damp expectations of “shock” action demanded by business to reduce high...

    26. beyondbrics

      October 14, 2012

      Week ahead, October 14-19

      This week the Philippine government formally signs a peace deal with Muslim rebels, China’s Canton Fair, and the UN...

    27. The World

      August 30, 2012

      Who wants to run the WTO?

      According to the New Zealand Herald, it is Tim Groser, New Zealand’s trade minister, who has ambitions to replace...

    28. The World

      June 26, 2012

      As goes the eurozone, so goes the cosmos

      Thoughtful speech today by Pascal Lamy, who has signalled he will step down as director-general of the World Trade...

    29. June 14, 2012

      Protectionist fears highlighted in report

      The dog that did not bark is stirring restlessly in its sleep. Trade protectionism, emblematic of the destructive...

    30. FT Alphaville

      May 9, 2012

      Food prices and a protectionism multiplier

      Or: an important anti-anti-globalisation argument. The crux of that argument being that there has been a “food crisis”,...

    31. beyondbrics

      December 12, 2011

      Further reading: all in the mind

      Monday‘s top picks from the beyondbrics team: Michael Wessel on how the US and China need to work together; why a...

    32. December 11, 2011

      Hu vows to pursue more balanced trade

      China’s president, Hu Jintao, on Sunday pledged an “even more active” opening up of the country’s economy and a renewed...

    33. November 11, 2011

      WTO entry promises economic overhaul for Russia

      Russia has agreed to slash tariffs, get rid of industrial subsidies, and allow foreign companies greater access to its...

    34. October 21, 2011

      Georgia urged to let Russia join WTO

      The European Union has appealed to Georgia to drop its resistance to Russia’s bid for entry to the World Trade...

    35. August 24, 2011

      End the charade in talks on global trade

      There is a global trade crisis. Unlike the financial crises, it is not making headlines. But it is potentially far more...

    36. July 26, 2011

      Doha trade round suffers fresh blow

      The likelihood of the Doha round of world trade talks being declared dead this year rose on Tuesday when it became...

    37. June 23, 2011

      Hopes fade for accord at Doha talks

      The chances of salvaging even a minimal deal from the so-called “Doha round” of trade talks have receded yet further as...

    38. June 12, 2011

      WTO scrambles to salvage Doha talks

      The gradual realisation at the World Trade Organisation in Geneva that the so-called “Doha round” of global trade talks...

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