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Nov 26, 2010

WTO envoys ready for Doha trade deal push in 2011

GENEVA (Reuters) – Ambassadors at the World Trade Organization, heeding a call from leaders at the G20 and APEC summits, have agreed to push for an outline deal in the long-stalled Doha trade round by next summer.

They face the challenge of translating their upbeat rhetoric into negotiating reality if the new target is not simply to join a long list of missed deadlines in the Doha talks.

Nov 24, 2010
Nov 23, 2010

Russia says in final stage of WTO accession talks

GENEVA (Reuters) – Russia has entered the final stage of its 17-year-bid to join the World Trade Organization and outstanding issues should be resolved in the coming months, Economy Minister Elvira Nabiullina said on Tuesday.

The comments indicate that the largest economy still outside the 153-member WTO could join the body that regulates world trade in the course of 2011.

Nov 19, 2010
Nov 19, 2010
Nov 19, 2010

Asia shows dominance at Geneva piano competition

By Jonathan Lynn

GENEVA (Reuters Life!) – Two young pianists from Japan and South Korea demonstrated the dominance of young Asians in the world of classical music at the Geneva International Music Competition on Thursday night.

Japan’s Mami Hagiwara took the jury’s first prize, worth 20,000 Swiss francs ($20,820), with her performance of Maurice Ravel’s Concerto for Piano in G major.

Nov 18, 2010

WTO chief calls meeting to revitalise Doha trade round

GENEVA (Reuters) – World Trade Organization chief Pascal Lamy has invited its 153 member delegations to a meeting on Nov. 30, seeking to build on calls this month by the G20 and APEC summits to finish the Doha round of global trade talks.

Lamy wants to revitalise the stalled talks on global commerce which began nine years ago, sources close to the trade negotiations said on Thursday.

Nov 18, 2010

Exclusive: WTO calls meeting to revitalize Doha trade round

GENEVA (Reuters) – World Trade Organization chief Pascal Lamy has invited its 153 member delegations to a meeting on November 30, seeking to build on calls this month by the G20 and APEC summits to finish the Doha round of global trade talks.

Lamy wants to revitalize the stalled talks on global commerce which began nine years ago, sources close to the trade negotiations said on Thursday.

Nov 18, 2010

U.S., EU skirmish at appeal over Airbus subsidies

GENEVA (Reuters) – The United States and European Union traded blows at an appeal over EU subsidies for passenger jet maker Airbus, part of the world’s biggest trade dispute.

In a recording broadcast on Thursday of statements to a World Trade Organization appeal court on November 11, the two sides sought to unpick each other’s arguments while challenging findings by the original WTO panel that they disagreed with.

Nov 17, 2010

States chase regional trade deals despite Doha call

GENEVA, Nov 17 (Reuters) – A flurry of calls for free trade
pacts at last week’s G20 and APEC summits suggests participants
are hedging their bets on the long-running global Doha talks.

Both the G20 rich and emerging economies and the group of
Asian-Pacific states in APEC agreed to push for a conclusion to
the Doha negotiations, launched nine years ago last Sunday, with
the G20 saying 2011 offered a narrow window of opportunity.

    • 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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