Positions diverge on Doha negotiations

Another cold shower for WTO: last week’s attempt in Geneva to sketch out some ‘common ground’ failed. National negotiating teams were said to be shocked (yes, ‘shocked’) by the size of the gaps between national positions.

“… nine years into the multilateral trade talks, it remains unclear whether the inviolable ‘red lines’ of prominent WTO members overlap enough to make a Doha Round agreement possible” Extract from ICTSD

Luckily, the stock market seems unfussed; it gave up not a jot in response.

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