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Jan 27, 2011

EU watching rare earths closely: trade chief

DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) – The European Union is watching the market for rare earth minerals closely and is determined to secure supplies from China and alternative sources, its top trade official said on Thursday.

EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht declined to say whether Brussels would challenge China at the World Trade Organization over the elements, used in many high-tech goods.

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Jan 26, 2011

Doha trade talks gather momentum, not yet enough -Lamy

DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan 26 (Reuters) – Negotiations for a
new global trade deal have shifted up a gear but must
accelerate sharply if the long-running Doha round is to
conclude this year, the head of the World Trade Organization
said on Wednesday.

Negotiators said a new and realistic mood had taken hold in
the nine-year-old talks, and progress was being made in some
areas, but considerable gaps remained.

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    • 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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