International Trade Headlines

  • Qatar row moves to WTO litigation phase, dismaying many

    GENEVA (Reuters) - Qatar took the final step on Wednesday to start litigation at the World Trade Organization in its row with the United Arab Emirates, but no other WTO members spoke up in support of the move, which many trade experts see as a dangerous precedent.
  • Exclusive: SAP says executive resigns amid Gulf region sales probe

    DUBAI/LONDON (Reuters) - SAP is investigating sales practices in its Gulf region after executives in charge of its dealings in the region resigned or been put on administrative leave, the German business software giant said on Wednesday.
  • EU preaches tough love for impatient Ukraine

    BRUSSELS/KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's EU membership ambitions will collide with the West's reform demands at a summit on Friday with EU leaders ready to admonish Kiev for failing to implement anti-corruption laws that would bring it closer to the West, officials say.
  • Few tears in China as old friend Mugabe ousted in Zimbabwe

    BEIJING (Reuters) - China is shedding few tears over the ousting of its old friend Robert Mugabe as president of Zimbabwe, fed up with the ruinous state of its economy and confident a new government will not antagonise China or change course on policies towards it.
  • Cambodia's Hun Sen says only workers will suffer from any sanctions

    PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen told garment workers on Wednesday that they would be the ones to suffer - not him - if the European Union withdrew preferential trade terms over the banning of the main opposition party.
  • Creative sector scores win in EU Parliament copyright vote

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Commercial TV broadcasters, football leagues and film producers scored a win on Tuesday when European Union lawmakers watered down a copyright reform aimed at making more TV shows and films available online across borders.