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WTO backs Boeing over Airbus in latest round of government subsidies row

The World Trade Organisation has ruled against the European Union over subsidies to planemaker Airbus says the EU has failed to comply with its earlier rulings over European government loans.

The World Trade Organisation has ruled against the European Union over subsidies to planemaker Airbus says the EU has failed to comply with its earlier rulings over European government loans.

Business

Kazakhstan concludes WTO membership talks and joins in June

The World Trade Organisation is to get a new member by the end of the year, its 162nd. Kazakhstan has completed all the membership negotiations

The World Trade Organisation is to get a new member by the end of the year, its 162nd. Kazakhstan has completed all the membership negotiations

Business

Global trade will grow says WTO though not as much as expected

Global goods trade will grow over the next two years, but not as much as previously expected, according to the WTO. The World Trade Organisation

Global goods trade will grow over the next two years, but not as much as previously expected, according to the WTO. The World Trade Organisation

Europe

EU ministers reach GMO crop deal

EU environment ministers have voted for a compromise deal that will allow individual member states to ban GMO crops if they wish. Those in favour

EU environment ministers have voted for a compromise deal that will allow individual member states to ban GMO crops if they wish. Those in favour

Business

Crisis legacy overshadows global economic recovery

There was cautious optimism from economic leaders gathered in Berlin as Chancellor Angela Merkel hosted her eco-klatch, an annual event to appraise

There was cautious optimism from economic leaders gathered in Berlin as Chancellor Angela Merkel hosted her eco-klatch, an annual event to appraise

Business

WTO's and Germany's cautious optimism

The World Trade Organisation (WTO) has raised its forecast for 2014 and says the prospects for next year are even better. The WTO echoed the

The World Trade Organisation (WTO) has raised its forecast for 2014 and says the prospects for next year are even better. The WTO echoed the

Business

WTO raises projected growth prospects but adds a note of caution

The World Trade Organisation has raised its forecasts for global trade for 2014, but said it did not expect a return to historic highs until next

The World Trade Organisation has raised its forecasts for global trade for 2014, but said it did not expect a return to historic highs until next

News

WTO 'back in business' as first global trade deal agreed

Its chief Roberto Azevedo calls it a deal to put the “world” back in World Trade Organisation. There were cheers in the conference hall as the

Its chief Roberto Azevedo calls it a deal to put the “world” back in World Trade Organisation. There were cheers in the conference hall as the

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Roberto Azevêdo: "WTO needs to modernise to survive"

“After eight years under the leadership of Frenchman Pascal Lamy, the World Trade Organization, created 18 years ago, has its first Director General

“After eight years under the leadership of Frenchman Pascal Lamy, the World Trade Organization, created 18 years ago, has its first Director General

Business

Car levy causes Russia's first WTO dispute

The European Union has launched the first formal trade dispute with Russia at the World Trade Organisation. The EU has accused Russia of illegally

The European Union has launched the first formal trade dispute with Russia at the World Trade Organisation. The EU has accused Russia of illegally

News

Doha talks are not dead: Lamy

The World Trade Organisation (WTO), was set up 20 years ago with the aim of creating a prosperous and unified global trading block. That has not

The World Trade Organisation (WTO), was set up 20 years ago with the aim of creating a prosperous and unified global trading block. That has not

Business

The new face of the World Trade Organisation

Russia has agreed to extend the term of its loan to Cyprus and reduce the interest rate to provide additional financial relief to the island. At the

Russia has agreed to extend the term of its loan to Cyprus and reduce the interest rate to provide additional financial relief to the island. At the

Business

Azevedo to be new WTO boss

Brazil’s Roberto Azevedo has won the contest to become the new leader of the World Trade Organisation. He replaces the two-term boss, France’s Pascal

Brazil’s Roberto Azevedo has won the contest to become the new leader of the World Trade Organisation. He replaces the two-term boss, France’s Pascal

Business

WTO cuts 2013 trade growth forecast after grim 2012

Weak is the word from the World Trade Organisation which has slashed its 2013 forecast for trade growth. Having previously thought it would rise

Weak is the word from the World Trade Organisation which has slashed its 2013 forecast for trade growth. Having previously thought it would rise

Business

Trading post

As the World Trade Organisation started to look for a new head, it was also struggling to remain relevant after repeated failures to revive global

As the World Trade Organisation started to look for a new head, it was also struggling to remain relevant after repeated failures to revive global

Business

EU demands sanctions on US in Boeing row

The European Union has asked the World Trade Organisation for the right to impose huge trade sanctions on the United States in retaliation for

The European Union has asked the World Trade Organisation for the right to impose huge trade sanctions on the United States in retaliation for

Business

USA, China swap WTO complaints

Fears of a trade war have ignited between the USA and China after Beijing filed a case at the WTO to overturn the levying of anti-dumping duties on a

Fears of a trade war have ignited between the USA and China after Beijing filed a case at the WTO to overturn the levying of anti-dumping duties on a

Business

Russia's long way westwards

After more than 18 years of negotiations Russia has finally joined the World Trade Organisation. What does that mean for the Russian economy and for

After more than 18 years of negotiations Russia has finally joined the World Trade Organisation. What does that mean for the Russian economy and for

Business

WTO membership: good or bad for Russia?

Russia’s 19-year wait to become a member of the World Trade Organisation is finally over. Some economists and politicians believe the country could

Russia’s 19-year wait to become a member of the World Trade Organisation is finally over. Some economists and politicians believe the country could

Business

After 18 years, Russia to join WTO

Lawmakers in Russia’s lower house of parliament have voted to join the World Trade Organisation. As the vote was held in the State Duma, opponents

Lawmakers in Russia’s lower house of parliament have voted to join the World Trade Organisation. As the vote was held in the State Duma, opponents

News

China to answer rare metals complaint at WTO

A dispute over rare metals which has been building for years has come to a head: China has been challenged for restricting its exports. It provides

A dispute over rare metals which has been building for years has come to a head: China has been challenged for restricting its exports. It provides

Business

China under pressure over raw material exports

The EU, US and Japan have asked the World Trade Organisation to rule on a dispute with China over Beijing’s restrictions on exports of raw

The EU, US and Japan have asked the World Trade Organisation to rule on a dispute with China over Beijing’s restrictions on exports of raw

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WTO approves Russian entry after 18-year talks

Russia has won admission to the World Trade Organisation, after 18 years of haggling over terms and conditions. Friday’s ceremony in Geneva marks

Russia has won admission to the World Trade Organisation, after 18 years of haggling over terms and conditions. Friday’s ceremony in Geneva marks

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WTO finally approves Russia's membership

The World Trade Organisation has formally approved Russia’s membership after 18 years of haggling over terms and conditions for joining. It was by

The World Trade Organisation has formally approved Russia’s membership after 18 years of haggling over terms and conditions for joining. It was by

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WTO gains and losses for Russia 

After nearly two decades of negotiations the World Trade Organisation is welcoming Russia as a member.    Up till now, Russia has been the only G20

After nearly two decades of negotiations the World Trade Organisation is welcoming Russia as a member.    Up till now, Russia has been the only G20

Business

D-day in plane giant trade battle

The EU has said it has sent a report to the United States addressing American complaints about illegal subsidies for the European plane

The EU has said it has sent a report to the United States addressing American complaints about illegal subsidies for the European plane

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Web bonus - Talking about teachers

Love them or loathe them, teachers are milestones in our lives. Learning World asked students around the world and people at the UN Economic and

Love them or loathe them, teachers are milestones in our lives. Learning World asked students around the world and people at the UN Economic and

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Russia: WTO mission accomplished

The World Trade Organisation makes a tongue in cheek gesture to celebrate Russia getting to the next step in their membership bid. Russia has

The World Trade Organisation makes a tongue in cheek gesture to celebrate Russia getting to the next step in their membership bid. Russia has