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Jan 29, 2011

Trade ministers order Doha push, compromises

DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) – Two dozen trade ministers agreed on Saturday to make a final push for a new trade deal, ordering their officials to do what it takes to make the necessary compromises.

World Trade Organization members had been intensifying efforts to finally clinch a deal in the decade-old Doha round after the G20 said 2011 was a window of opportunity to reach agreement.

Jan 29, 2011

U.S. hails new Doha negotiating dynamic

DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) – The United States hailed a new tone in negotiations for a global trade agreement on Saturday, but said it had yet to see substantive progress in the decade-old Doha round.

U.S. officials say they have worked hard to inject new realism into the Doha talks which have stalled repeatedly since their launch in late 2001 but have recently taken on new life.

Jan 29, 2011

Trade ministers review Doha deal push

DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan 29 (Reuters) – Two dozen trade
ministers met on Saturday to review progress on finishing the
Doha round after seven major trading powers agreed to push for a
deal in the decade-old talks by July.

The trade ministers’ lunch, a traditional fixture hosted by
the Swiss government on the sidelines of the World Economic
Forum in Davos, is taking place as World Trade Organization
members intensify efforts to finally clinch a deal.

Jan 29, 2011

China 2011 export growth to slow to 10 percent

DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) – China has no need to revalue its yuan currency for trade reasons, as export growth will slow to a still strong 10 percent this year and its surplus is set to contract by 2015, its trade chief said on Friday.

Imports from the world’s second largest economy will probably grow faster than exports this year, Commerce Minister Chen Deming said.

Jan 28, 2011
Jan 28, 2011

Leaders call for global trade deal this year

DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) – World leaders appealed on Friday for all nations to make concessions and reach a deal on long-running trade talks by the end of this year or risk losing the opportunity for years.

British Prime Minister David Cameron told the Davos World Economic Forum it was “frankly ridiculous” that the Doha round of world trade talks had so far limped on for a decade.

Jan 28, 2011

Trade ministers urged to reinvigorate Doha talks

DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan 28 (Reuters) – Trade ministers
meeting on Friday must give negotiators in the long-running
Doha talks the green light to make more concessions for a deal
that all can sell to their voters, trade policy-makers said.

The European Union, the world’s biggest exporter, is
hosting a dinner for trade ministers from the other key players
– Australia, Brazil, China, India, Japan and the United States
– during the World Economic Forum in Davos.

Jan 28, 2011

Trade ministers urged to prod Doha talks

DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan 28 (Reuters) – Trade ministers
meeting on Friday must give negotiators in the long-running Doha
talks the green light to make more concessions for a deal that
all can sell to their voters, trade policy-makers said.

The European Union, the world’s biggest exporter, is
hosting a dinner for trade ministers from the other key players
– Australia, Brazil, China, India, Japan and the United States
– during the World Economic Forum in Davos.

Jan 28, 2011
Jan 28, 2011

Trade ministers to send signal to Doha talks

DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) – Trade ministers must set an example of compromise when they meet on Friday to negotiators in the long-running Doha trade talks if they also want the backing of voters back home, trade policy-makers said.

The European Union, the world’s biggest exporter, is hosting a dinner for trade ministers from the other key players — Australia, Brazil, China, India, Japan and the United States — during the World Economic Forum in Davos.

    • About Jonathan

      "I write about world trade for Reuters and also lead our Geneva bureau covering international organisations based in Geneva. I spent many years in Eastern Europe, both before the Berlin Wall came down, and after 1989, when I covered the economic transition of the region. I also worked in Moscow from 1994 to 1998, where I set up Reuters domestic service for Russia and the CIS, and ran news operations in the Nordic and Baltic countries from 1998 to 2002 and Southeast Asia from 2002 to 2007."
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