Global trade

ICC Chairman in Davos urges progress in trade talks

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ICC Chairman Marcus Wallenberg is stressing the need for immediate progress in the Doha Round of multilateral trade negotiations during high-level meetings and on international television this week at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

Diminishing returns for the rebels without good cause

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Violent street protests against globalization and capitalism have become part of the contemporary scene. Cities that host major international meetings now know from experience how many riot police and clean-up crews they need to mobilize.

High stakes at Seattle

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With the launch of a new world trade round only days away, the director-general of the World Trade Organization, Mike Moore, has said that failure by governments to craft a deal at the negotiations would be ''unthinkable''.