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​Japan takes S. Korea to WTO over Fukushima food restrictions
Japan has filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization over South Korea’s restrictions on Japanese imports, enacted after the Fukushima nuclear disaster. Tokyo calls the measure inappropriate and says it violates the rules of international trade.

21.05.2015 19:17

Sell at home, not to US, Treasury chief tells exporters
The world’s leading exporters should boost domestic demand and inflation to stimulate growth, the US treasury secretary said, rather than look to US markets to absorb their products. He also called for flexible currency rates, especially in China.

18.04.2015 00:41

​UK to benefit from oil price slump, says think tank
The fall in oil prices will significantly benefit Britain’s economy, a leading think tank has said, as the country continues to outperform most European countries in economic growth.

10.02.2015 13:08

​‘Crisis of public trust’ as British business puts profits over ethics – survey
The Forum of Private Business (FPB) has warned UK firms are facing a ‘crisis in confidence’ due to poor ethical standards. In a survey, three-quarters of respondents felt businesses were putting profits ahead of ethical responsibilities.

09.02.2015 14:50

How much of a winner is India in WTO trade facilitation agreement?
US agricultural companies have a beady eye on India’s arable market as it prepares to sign a trade agreement.However,due to India’s outdated farming techniques, there are worries that Indian farmers will struggle to compete once trade barriers are removed

11.12.2014 20:21

​WTO agrees on landmark $1tn reform package
After almost two decades of stalemate, all 160 members of the WTO have signed the first deal to simplify standards for customs checks and border procedures. The new rules are expected to increase trade by $1 trillion, and could add over 20 million jobs.

28.11.2014 14:35

​India-US food stockpiling agreement paves way for $1tn WTO deal
Washington has agreed to give India more freedom in subsidizing and stockpiling food to support farmers and feed its 1.25 billion people. The agreement paves the way for another WTO deal expected to add an estimated $1 trillion to the global economy.

13.11.2014 14:27

Billions still spent on coal & oil subsidies as UK govt misses fossil fuels target – report
The UK is failing to meet its stated target to cut dependence on fossil fuels, despite mounting evidence of man-made climate change, a new report says.

11.11.2014 16:16

Communists say Russia should throw off ‘strangling noose’ of WTO
Communist Party MPs have prepared a bill detailing Russia’s exit from the World Trade Organization, claiming membership leads only to problems and promotes attempts at the ‘external management’ of the national economy.

25.08.2014 07:37

EU denies bullying Russia's trade partners over food ban
The EU is not working to thwart Russian trade with Latin America and elsewhere in the world, EU spokesman Peter Stano tells RT.

13.08.2014 12:13

Sanctions war between Russia and West a bad idea
Until recently sanctions in the world of international law were regarded as a bit passé. Not only did they fail to achieve their objective, they also proved to be a very fast way to impoverish innocent people; a blunt instrument that did no one any good.

13.08.2014 10:37

India slams door on $1tn WTO deal over customs rules
​The World Trade Organization got a surprise setback on Thursday when India, pushing for concessions on agricultural stockpiling, vetoed plans for universal customs rules. The deal could have added $1 trillion and 21 million jobs to the world economy.

01.08.2014 12:47