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Asian Airlines Find Some Lift

Barron's Intl Trader Asia - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 22:36
Despite recent tragedies, air travel is up across the region, and the carriers' stocks may offer an opportunity.
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Statement by Roberto Azevêdo

World Trade Organization Podcasts - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 10:00
Azevêdo reports “very good level of engagement” on Doha Round work programme Director-General Roberto Azevêdo, in his report to the General Council on 25 July as chair of the Trade Negotiations Committee, said that there had been “a very good level of engagement” in recent consultations conducted by him and the chairs of the negotiating groups on the key areas of agriculture, industrial goods and services. “How we move forward now is in your hands”, he said.
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Azevêdo reports “very good level of engagement” on Doha Round work programme

World Trade Organization - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 10:00
Director-General Roberto Azevêdo, in his report to the General Council on 25 July as chair of the Trade Negotiations Committee, said that there had been “a very good level of engagement” in recent consultations conducted by him and the chairs of the negotiating groups on the key areas of agriculture, industrial goods and services. “How we move forward now is in your hands”, he said.
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Trade is a major driver for economic development in Guinea, says Trade Minister

World Trade Organization - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 10:00
On his visit on 24 July 2014 to meet the Executive Director of the Executive Secretariat for the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF), Mr Ratnakar Adhikari, H.E. Mr Marc Yombouno conveyed the Government’s strong appreciation of the EIF Programme in Guinea and expressed its commitment to continue with effective programme implementation.
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Audio: Statement by Roberto Azevêdo

World Trade Organization Podcasts - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 10:00
Azevêdo says trade must play a central role in the Post-2015 Development Agenda Director-General Roberto Azevêdo told the General Council on 24 July that he has been actively engaged in ensuring that trade is given a central role in the Post-2015 Development Agenda, which is being discussed at the United Nations. He said that the draft goals include a significant increase in exports of developing countries, including doubling by 2020 the share of global exports of least-developed countries. He added that the WTO Public Forum in October will be dedicating a full day to analysing trade in Africa.
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Azevêdo says trade must play a central role in the Post-2015 Development Agenda

World Trade Organization - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 10:00
Director-General Roberto Azevêdo told the General Council on 24 July that he has been actively engaged in ensuring that trade is given a central role in the Post-2015 Development Agenda, which is being discussed at the United Nations. He said that the draft goals include a significant increase in exports of developing countries, including doubling by 2020 the share of global exports of least-developed countries. He added that the WTO Public Forum in October will be dedicating a full day to analysing trade in Africa.
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General Council: Proposed agenda

World Trade Organization - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 10:00
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Audio: Chairperson’s concluding remarks

World Trade Organization Podcasts - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 07:00
Trade Policy Review: Panama The second review of the trade policies and practices of Panama takes place on 23 and 25 July 2014. The basis for the review is a report by the WTO Secretariat and a report by the Government of Panama.
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Trade Policy Review: Panama

World Trade Organization - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 07:00
The second review of the trade policies and practices of Panama takes place on 23 and 25 July 2014. The basis for the review is a report by the WTO Secretariat and a report by the Government of Panama.
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Two panels established on disputes between the EU and Russia

World Trade Organization - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 10:00
The Dispute Settlement Body, on 22 July, established two panels: on the Russian Federation’s complaint against anti-dumping measures by the European Union on imports from Russia, and on EU’s complaint against Russia’s measures on the importation of live pigs, pork and other pig products from the EU.
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Statements by DG Azevêdo and Group Coordinators

World Trade Organization Podcasts - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 10:00
Azevêdo launches new WTO Facility to deliver support to LDCs and developing countries A new initiative unveiled at the WTO on 22 July 2014 will help developing countries and least-developed countries reap the benefits of the WTO’s new Trade Facilitation Agreement, which was agreed at the Bali Ministerial Conference in December 2013.
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Azevêdo launches new WTO Facility to deliver support to LDCs and developing countries

World Trade Organization - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 10:00
A new initiative unveiled at the WTO on 22 July 2014 will help developing countries and least-developed countries reap the benefits of the WTO’s new Trade Facilitation Agreement, which was agreed at the Bali Ministerial Conference in December 2013.
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Items proposed for consideration at the next meeting of Dispute Settlement Body

World Trade Organization - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 10:00
The WTO Secretariat has circulated a meeting notice and list of items proposed for the next meeting, on 22 July 2014, of the Dispute Settlement Body, which consists of all WTO members and oversees legal disputes among them. The meeting notice is circulated in the form of a document officially called an “airgram”.
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Cashing in the Chips on TSMC

Barron's Intl Trader Asia - Sat, 07/19/2014 - 02:15
The giant Taiwanese chip foundry is under pressure from customers like Apple and Qualcomm and rivals like Abu Dhabi's Global Foundry. Why the stock could drop more than 10%.
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Bali can herald a new era in the WTO — Azevêdo

World Trade Organization - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 10:00
Director-General Roberto Azevêdo, in a speech at the Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University in Canberra on 17 July, said: “Bali has created the opportunity to herald a new era in the WTO. But whether we take this opportunity is up to the members. It will be a question of political will.” He said he has no doubt that “Australia will play an important role — including this year during its G20 presidency” in helping to conclude the Doha Round.
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WTO launches “trade stories” selfie competition

World Trade Organization - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 10:00
The WTO has launched a “selfie” photo competition on the theme of this year’s Public Forum, “Why trade matters to everyone”, which takes place at the WTO from 1 to 3 October 2014. You are invited to take a picture of yourself to tell us your trade story and to show how trade has an impact on your daily life.
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Turkey launches safeguard investigation on printing, writing and copying papers

World Trade Organization - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 10:00
On 14 July 2014, Turkey notified the WTO’s Committee on Safeguards that it initiated on 21 June 2014 a safeguard investigation on printing, writing and copying papers.
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WTO issues panel report on US measures on Indian steel products

World Trade Organization - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 09:30
On 14 July 2014, the WTO issued the panel report in the case “United States – Countervailing Measures on Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products from India” (DS436).
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WTO issues panel report on US measures on certain products from China

World Trade Organization - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 09:30
On 14 July 2014, the WTO issued the panel report in the case “United States – Countervailing Duty Measures on Certain Products from China” (DS437).
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No More Easy Pickings in India

Barron's Intl Trader Asia - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 22:19
Now that reformist Narenda Modi is in office, it's time to look beyond favorites like Infosys to the industries favored in his budget.
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