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WTO Director-General Roberto Azevêdo

World trade growth falling faster than expected – WTO

Wed 28 Sep

WTO Director-General Roberto Azevêdo is concerned about increased anti-globalisation sentiment. 

OECD chief economist Catherine Mann

OECD blames stalled world growth on central bank 'distortions'

Mon 26 Sep

A further delay in US Federal Reserve rate increases will continue the market distortions caused by low and negative interest rates

OECD deputy secretary-general Doug Frantz

Editor’s Insight: China’s criminal economy dwarfs multinationals' tax dodging


The fake goods industry keeps rising and is worth nearly half a trillion US dollars. With special feature audio and video.

United States Trade Representative Michael Froman & Ministers gathered in Atlanta for the TPP (@USTradeRep)

Editor's Insight: TPP sets rules for next stage in world growth

Tue 6 Oct 3

The final agreement on the Trans-Pacific Partnership will create a powerful new economic bloc.


Nevil Gibson discusses his latest Editor's Insight on NBR Radio and on demand on MyNBR Radio.

WTO director-general Roberto Azevêdo

Hong Kong first to ratify major new world trade agreement

Thu 11 Dec

Its officials informed the WTO on Wednesday that the territory deposited its instrument of acceptance for the TFA Protocol with the Secretariat on December 8.

NZ exports tipped to outpace global trade growth

Wed 22 Feb 3

Current economic climates may be difficult, but New Zealand’s trade is set to grow at an annualised rate of 5.88% over the next five years, says HSBC.

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