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WTO estimates 18.5-pct decline of global trade in Q2

Kampala, Uganda | XINHUA | The volume of global merchandise trade would shrink by around 18.5 percent year-on-year in the second quarter of this year, the World Trade Organization (WTO) said Tuesday. “The fall in trade we are now seeing is historically large — in fact, it would be the steepest …

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Africa vs the West: Who will take the WTO helm?

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | The World Trade Organization on Monday kicked off the process for selecting a new director-general, after its current chief Roberto Azevedo decided to leave a year early. With Azevedo, a Brazilian career diplomat, now set to leave on August 31, the WTO opened a one-month …

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