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  1. 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 showcasing...

  2. 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...

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  1. G8 Summit 2013

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

  2. 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. Launched...

  3. 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...

  4. 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 all be...

  5. beyondbrics

    September 10, 2013

    London headlines

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

  6. 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 call...

  7. beyondbrics

    July 19, 2013

    London headlines

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

  8. 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 has...

  9. 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 effect...

  10. 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...

  11. 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 Organization,...

  12. 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 ministry...

  13. 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...

  14. 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 a...

  15. 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...

  16. 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 Herminio...

  17. 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...

  18. 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 foreign...

  19. 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 spoken...

  20. 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 director-general....

  21. 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 inflation...

  22. 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...

  23. 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 World...

  24. 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...

  25. 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 Security...

  26. 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 Pascal...

  27. 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...

  28. 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 economic...

  29. 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”, or...

  30. 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 Russian...

  31. 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...

  32. November 10, 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...

  33. 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 Organisation,...

  34. 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...

  35. 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 clear...

  36. June 22, 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 the...

  37. 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 has...

  38. May 2, 2011

    Time to limit the Doha damage

    And so the comatose patient gets another reprieve. Last week, despite a sombre and even desperate assessment of the Doha...

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