Jonathan Lynn

Leaders call for global trade deal this year

World leaders appealed on Friday for all nations to make concessions and reach a deal on long-running trade talks by the end of this year.

UN refugee agency says Libya orders it out

Libya has ordered the United Nations refugee agency, UNHCR, to close its operations there, a UN spokesperson said on Tuesday.

WTO’s Lamy: Give Doha negotiators more flexibility

G20 leaders must give their negotiators more flexibility to ensure they can actually reach a global trade deal, the head of the WTO said on Monday.

Fill in the gaps on Doha, says US

The US believes WTO members must work hard to fill in the remaining gaps to clinch a Doha deal, the top US trade official said on Friday.

WHO declares first 21st century flu pandemic

The World Health Organisation declared an influenza pandemic on Thursday and advised governments to prepare for a long-term battle.

US urges emerging powers to open markets

Emerging countries such as China, India, Brazil and South Africa must open their markets to secure a new global trade deal, the US said on Wednesday.

Trade ministers meet amid protectionism fears

Trade ministers from two dozen countries met in the Swiss ski resort of Davos on Saturday amid fears that protectionism is increasing.

Lamy urges WTO members to bridge gaps

World Trade Organisation director general Pascal Lamy urged member nations to show flexibility and narrow their remaining differences on

WTO mediator calls for talks to restart soon

World Trade Organisation (WTO) talks, which collapsed last month, need to resume soon to build on existing compromises, the WTO farm mediator says.

Hopes of reaching trade deal revive at WTO

Ministers hailed an emerging trade deal on Friday, as compromise proposals revitalised deadlocked talks at the World Trade Organisation.

Trade talks make ‘some progress’, but mood sombre

Urgent talks to salvage a global trade deal made ''some progress'' on Thursday, ministers said, but officials warned the mood was dark.

Ministers ready for make-or-break trade talks

Officials and diplomats were working on Friday on a range of issues ahead of next week's make-or-break ministerial trade negotiations.

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