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Why Alibaba Isn't in Your Fund

Barron's Intl Trader Asia - 19 hours 59 min ago
Surprisingly, the e-commerce giant won't be in the two largest global stock indexes. It's time to fix that.
Categories: Asia, Global, Trade

Three organizations to hold joint event on medical technologies in middle-income countries

World Trade Organization - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 10:00
The World Health Organization (WHO), World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and World Trade Organization (WTO) will hold a technical symposium on “Innovation and access to medical technologies: challenges and opportunities for middle income countries” on 5 November 2014 at the WTO in Geneva.
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WTO to award seven Chairs in 2014, beginning with South Africa’s North-West University

World Trade Organization - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 10:00
WTO Deputy Director-General Dave Shark, in launching the WTO Chairs Programme at the North-West University of Potchefstroom, South Africa on 17 September 2014, said that “academic institutions have helped the WTO raise awareness on trade issues and contributed to strengthening the knowledge base for effective decision-making”. The WTO will also be launching its Chairs Programme during the year in universities in Benin, Brazil, Indonesia, Oman, Tunisia and Turkey.
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Differences remain on deadlines and forums for post-Bali work on agriculture

World Trade Organization - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 10:00
WTO members remained divided on how to proceed with work on agriculture under the 2013 Bali Ministerial Conference’s decisions, when they met informally as the regular Agriculture Committee on 16 September.
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Items proposed for consideration at the next meeting of Dispute Settlement Body

World Trade Organization - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 10:00
The WTO Secretariat has circulated a meeting notice and list of items proposed for the next meeting, on 26 September 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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Audio: Chairperson’s concluding remarks

World Trade Organization Podcasts - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 07:00
Trade Policy Review: Chinese Taipei The third review of the trade policies and practices of Chinese Taipei takes place on 16 and 18 September 2014. The basis for the review is a report by the WTO Secretariat and a report by the Government of Chinese Taipei.
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Trade Policy Review: Chinese Taipei

World Trade Organization - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 07:00
The third review of the trade policies and practices of Chinese Taipei takes place on 16 and 18 September 2014. The basis for the review is a report by the WTO Secretariat and a report by the Government of Chinese Taipei.
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Advanced Trade Policy Course in English begins in Geneva

World Trade Organization - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 10:00
Twenty-two participants from around the world are attending the two-month Advanced Trade Policy Course from 15 September until 6 November 2014 at the WTO headquarters in Geneva. The course was opened by the Patron H.E. Mr Roderick van Schreven, Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the WTO, and Ms Bridget Chilala, Director of the Institute for Training and Technical Cooperation.
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Statement by Roberto Azevêdo

World Trade Organization Podcasts - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 10:00
Azevêdo launches intensive consultations on taking the Bali package forward Director-General Roberto Azevêdo told a meeting of ambassadors to the WTO on 15 September that “we must begin a period of intensive and comprehensive consultations, starting now” on taking the Bali package forward. Emphasizing the importance of this coming work, he said that “we are in a very precarious position…and at present I am not sure that the scale of the risk is fully appreciated by all”.
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Azevêdo launches intensive consultations on taking the Bali package forward

World Trade Organization - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 10:00
Director-General Roberto Azevêdo told a meeting of ambassadors to the WTO on 15 September that “we must begin a period of intensive and comprehensive consultations, starting now” on taking the Bali package forward. Emphasizing the importance of this coming work, he said that “we are in a very precarious position…and at present I am not sure that the scale of the risk is fully appreciated by all”.
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Qualcomm Out, MediaTek In

Barron's Intl Trader Asia - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 23:25
China's charges of monopoly against the U.S. chip designer will produce an odd beneficiary—a Taiwanese chip maker.
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WTO announces winners of 2014 Essay Award for Young Economists

World Trade Organization - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 10:00
The winners of the 2014 WTO Essay Award for Young Economists are Jonathan Dingel and Claudia Steinwender, it was announced on 11 September 2014 at the annual meeting of the European Trade Study Group in Munich. The Selection Panel praised the high quality of the papers submitted and highlighted the important trade policy implications of the winning articles.
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Steps officially agreed for mediating food safety, animal-plant health friction

World Trade Organization - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 10:00
A new mediation procedure to help members settle their differences on food safety and animal and plant health measures has officially been agreed since no objections were raised by the 5 September 2014 deadline.
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Journalists and NGOs share their perspectives on trade and WTO in Bangkok workshops

World Trade Organization - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 10:00
The WTO’s Information and External Relations Division and Thailand’s International Institute for Trade and Development held regional workshops for ASEAN journalists and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Bangkok on 13–15 and 18–20 August 2014.
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Two Questions for Alibaba

Barron's Intl Trader Asia - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 23:53
As the Chinese e-commerce giant's record size IPO approaches, investors need assurance on a couple of key points.
Categories: Asia, Global, Trade

Hong Kong Retailers on Sale

Barron's Intl Trader Asia - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 10:29
China's anti-corruption drive is just one factor driving down the island's store traffic. But a couple of stocks could buck the tide.
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Ecuador launches safeguard investigation on floors of wood and bamboo and accessories

World Trade Organization - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 10:00
On 2 September 2014, Ecuador notified the WTO’s Committee on Safeguards that it initiated on 28 August 2014 a safeguard investigation on floors and wood and bamboo and accessories.
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Jordan launches safeguard investigation on writing and printing papers size A4

World Trade Organization - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 10:00
On 29 August 2014, Jordan notified the WTO’s Committee on Safeguards that it initiated on 28 August 2014 a safeguard investigation on writing and printing papers size A4.
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DSB adopts Appellate Body reports on China’s rare earths measures

World Trade Organization - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 10:00
The Dispute Settlement Body, on 29 August 2014, adopted the Panel and Appellate Body reports which found that China’s export restrictions on rare earths, tungsten and molybdenum were in breach of China’s WTO obligations and not justified under the GATT exceptions.
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Items proposed for consideration at the next meeting of Dispute Settlement Body

World Trade Organization - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 10:00
The WTO Secretariat has circulated a meeting notice and list of items proposed for the next meeting, on 29 August 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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