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World Trade Organization's New Global Trade Gauge Points Weaker

July 08,2016 18:09

On Friday, the World Trade Organization launched a quarterly indicator on the sidelines of a Group of 20 Trade Ministers' meeting designed to forecast world trade volumes three to four months in advance. Given repeated downgrading over recent quarters ...and more »



SHANGHAI—Trade wonks and policy makers got a new data point to help assess the state of global trade, and the first reading wasn’t encouraging. On Friday, the World Trade Organization launched a quarterly indicator on the sidelines of a Group of 20 Trade Ministers’ meeting designed to forecast world trade volumes three to four months in advance. Given repeated downgrading over recent quarters of the global economic and trade outlook,...

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