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WTO ratifies first multilateral trade deal

Feb 22, 2017 - 11:32 PM

Poorer countries are expected to reap the most benefits from the Trade Facilitation Agreement of the World Trade Organization through provisions that will improve access to richer markets for their products

TRADE DEAL. World Trade Organization Director-General Roberto Azevedo arrives to speak to reporters on February 22, 2017 in Geneva after the body ratified its first-ever multilateral trade deal. Photo by Fabrice Coffrini / AFP

Norwegian facilitator 'cautiously optimistic' about PH, NDF talks

Aug 30, 2016 - 2:00 PM

Ambassador Elisabeth Slattum brings her experience from the successful Colombian peace talks to the Philippine peace process

FACILITATOR. Norwegian envoy Elisabeth Slattum

Is Nanay Tess' bagoong ready for ASEAN integration?

Jun 14, 2015 - 8:33 PM

Will a borderless economic community by yearend hurt or benefit microenterprises in the Philippines like Nanay Tess bagoong business?

SMELL OF SUCCESS. Teresita Valdez aims to be the country's no.1 bagoong exporter. The photo from Citi Philippines shows Valdez and her husband overlooking the operations of their bagoong factory

MILF to submit Mamasapano report to Malaysia first

Feb 25, 2015 - 3:34 PM

MILF first vice chairman Ghazali Jafaar says this is in accordance with the protocols in the peace process where Malaysia acts as third party facilitator

MAMASAPANO CLASH. Philippine police commandoes load a truck with body bags bearing the remains of their comrades killed in a clash with Muslim rebels, on January 26, 2015. Photo by Mark Navales/AFP

WTO at a crossroads amid blocked trade deal

Oct 12, 2014 - 1:01 PM

The World Trade Organization s continued sparring between members puts the long sought Trade Facilitation Agreement on ice

WTO Director-General Roberto Azevedo of Brazil (L) looks on next to the chairperson of the general meeting, Ambassador Shahid Bashir (R), on November 26, 2013 in Geneva, after a crunch general council meeting to decide whether they could put a deal on the table at a make or break summit next month. AFP PHOTO / FABRICE COFFRINI

Obama makes pitch for affections of Modi government

Oct 01, 2014 - 8:40 AM

The United States sees its relationship with India as crucial to Obama s strategy of rebalancing US diplomatic weight towards Asia and believes that the world s oldest democracy and its largest are natural partners

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (L) and US President Barack Obama shake hands after a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House September 30, 2014 in Washington, DC. Brendan Smialowski/AFP

WTO fails to agree on key trade deal

Aug 01, 2014 - 11:29 AM

The World Trade Organization s 160 members failed to agree on the Trade Facilitation Agreement in a move the US said left the body on uncertain new ground

FAILED. WTO chief Roberto Azevedo said the body failed to find a solution over the Trade Facilitation Agreement, which deadline for the deal was Thursday, July 31. File photo by Mast Irham / EPA