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Doha talk 'impasse' lingers in WTO

Gloom over ministerial, courtesy US-China spar, conflict between cotton-producing African nations. The Doha round of global trade talks has once again ended in a complete deadlock at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) headquarters in Geneva, even as countries have agreed on continuing the round and achieve progress in some areas. While the mood this time was slightly sombre unlike the case with the previous ministerial meetings, a major conflict of interest was seen between the US and China, besides between cotton-producing African countries. Ministers highlighted the importance of keeping ...