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Leaving struggling WTO, Lamy tells member states to try harder

GENEVA (Reuters) - Pascal Lamy signed off as head of the World Trade Organization on Wednesday with criticism of the way the 159 member countries try - and usually fail - to agree new trade deals.Full story

Stalemated world trade body nears choice for new leader

GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Trade Organization has overseen a 12-year stalemate in global trade talks. On Wednesday, it will decide whether an insider or an outsider is better placed to break the deadlock. Full story

Global business group prods WTO to reach customs deal this year

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An international business group is urging World Trade Organization members to strike a deal to simplify global customs procedures at a trade ministers meeting in Bali in December to prove the WTO is still a force for trade liberalization. Full story

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