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  1. News - Asia - INDIA

    India rejects WTO deal, casting cloud over Bali talks to liberalise trade

    Posted Dec 04th 2013, 08:51pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Nusa Dua, Indonesia India rejects WTO deal, casting cloud over talks India yesterday rejected a proposed World Trade Organisation package, casting a cloud over ... is that the loss would be felt most heavily by those members who can least afford it." The WTO launched the "Doha Round" of talks in Qatar in 2001, seeking to overhaul the world trading ...

  2. News - World - TRADE

    It's do or die for Doha trade deal at WTO Bali meeting

    Posted Dec 02nd 2013, 10:31pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Geneva and Jakarta Future of WTO in the balance in Bali talks Crisis is the natural state of world trade negotiations. But this week will be different. Ministers meeting in the Indonesian resort of Bali from today until Friday will decide the fate of the World Trade Organisation, with two possible outcomes: a global trade agreement, the first since the WTO was creat-ed ...

  3. News - Asia - HEALTH

    Mers virus unlikely to spread in Asia: World Health Organisation

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:00pm by Agence France-Presse in Manila

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila World Health Organisation downplays risks to Asia from Sars-related Middle East respiratory virus, which has killed at least 287 people in the Arabian peninsula Asian countries should keep their guard against the deadly Middle East respiratory virus, although it is unlikely to spread to the region, a World Health Organisation expert said ...

  4. News - World - TRADE

    Challenges await new WTO chief, Brazil's Roberto Azevedo

    Posted May 09th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... seen as having the potential to revive stalled World Trade Organisation talks, which aim to harness global commerce to give a boost to developing countries. Career diplomat Azevedo, who ... that the first tact in any new round of trade talks eliminates distortionary policies in the industrialised world, like agricultural subsidies," he added. Speaking before the election news ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - TRADE

    Legco told World Trade Organisation quiet on formula export ban

    Posted Jul 25th 2013, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Food and Health Bureau tells Legco global trade body has not queried cross-border crackdown No WTO action on formula ban A two-tin limit on infant formula carried by outbound travellers had not drawn any queries from the World Trade Organisation in the first four months of its implementation, lawmakers heard yesterday. The restriction, which aims ...

  6. Business - Economy - TRADE

    Big field in running for WTO director general

    Posted Jan 30th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... talks as the new head of the World Trade Organisation. Six men and three women, many of them present or former government ministers, have thrown their hat into the ring to replace Frenchman ... support," Rockwell said. According to diplomatic sources, picking a WTO chief could be complicated by the fact that another top UN job is opening up this year: to head the organisation's trade ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    World Toilet Organisation steps into public urination row

    Posted May 04th 2014, 05:41am by Christy Choi

    ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com Dignity is key, says toilet campaigner The WTO has now weighed in on the issue of public urination and defecation. No, not the World Trade Organisation, but the World Toilet Organisation. "Public education at points of entry could be useful," said WTO's Singapore founder, Jack Sim Ruihua, following the controversy sparked by an online ...

  8. News - World

    Washington's Christmas message to Beijing: implement your planned economic reforms

    Posted Dec 25th 2013, 07:56am

    ... The US urged China on Tuesday to quickly implement planned reforms to open up its economy and said it will keep a close eye on progress as officials work to resolve remaining trade tensions with the world's second-largest economy. The Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) also said the United States would not hesitate to lodge new disputes with the World Trade ...

  9. News - World - HEALTH

    Ebola outbreak could top 20,000 cases, says World Health Organisation

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 05:50am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Geneva Ebola outbreak could top 20,000 cases The Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa eventually could exceed 20,000 cases, more than six times as many as are now known, the World Health Organisation said yesterday. A new plan released by the UN health agency to stop Ebola also assumes that the actual number of cases in many hard-hit areas may be two to four times ...

  10. Business - Commodities - MINING

    Prices of rare earths to fall on rising supply and possible Chinese undercutting

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 11:52am by Reuters

    ... on exports. The world's second-biggest economy, which not only produces 90 per cent of global rare earths but is the largest consumer, lost a dispute at the World Trade Organisation on Wednesday. ... Reuters in London Rare earth prices to fall in wake of WTO ruling Rare earth elements will drop further in value this year as new mines boost output and after China lost a trade dispute ...




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