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SUNS # 8662 Monday 16 April 2018
 
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Trade : DG Azevedo ambivalent on US trade war threats, AB blockage (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
The World Trade Organization Director-General, Roberto Azevedo, said on Thursday that the escalating thr eats of a trade war between the United States and China are not factored into it s "positive" forecast of 4.4% growth in global merchandise trade in volume te rms this year as compared to around 4.7% last year.

Trade : Strong growth at risk from escalating trade tensions, says WTO (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
World merchandise trade growth is expected to remain strong this year and in 2019, but this outlook could be compromised by escalating trade tensions (notably between the United States and China), th e World Trade Organisation (WTO) has cautioned.

Latin America : Tunnelling through the Andes to connect Argentina and Chile (PRIV)
(IPS, Buenos Aires)
Visionaries imagined it more th an 80 years ago, as a way to strengthen the integration between Argentina and Chile. Today it is considered a regional need to boost trade flows between the two oceans.


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