LAMY THROWS IN THE TOWEL: NO DOHA DEAL IN 2008

BY KEITH NUTHALL

WORLD Trade Organisation (WTO) director general Pascal Lamy bowed to
sluggish progress in the Doha Development Round and admitted hopes for a
2008 deal had been dashed. He said in Geneva that because the positions of
member countries had failed to "change dramatically", he would not summon
trade ministers to Geneva for a meeting before Christmas. Lamy said he had
not "detected the political drive" for a final push towards an agreement
which would have especially focused on ...


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