WTO members must seek to agree on a path forward if they have to realise the full potential of global cooperation on trade to growth and development, says WTO Director-General Roberto Azevedo. A former career diplomat, Azevedo was Brazil's chief trade negotiator for the Doha Round. He says that the central issues of the Doha Round are "vitally important" and warrant further negotiations. Azevedo spoke to ET's Kirtika Suneja in an email interview, days before the start of WTO's 10th Ministerial in Nairobi.
UK Prime minister David Cameron has agreed to an up or down British vote on the EU but not until 2017 (conveniently after the next election 2015).Should Cameron lose the election, one can forget about the promise to hold and up-or-down vote.Cameron's Telegraph Op-Ed
TORONTO — The recently ousted chief executive of AlarmForce Industries has filed a wrongful dismissal lawsuit against the home-security company he founded 25-years ago.
Joel Matlin, who was at the home security company’s helm since its inception in 1988 and often the voice and face of AlarmForce in ad campaigns, claims he was dismissed without cause or notice, which goes against the terms of his contract.
TransCanada Corp. suffered its second setback this week after the company scrapped plans Thursday to build a marine port in Quebec for its planned Energy East pipeline.
The announcement came a day after the U.S. State Department rejected the Calgary-based company’s request to halt review of its long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline until the Nebraska Public Service Commission had weighed in on the route.
OTTAWA — An eight-year bid to include transgender rights in Canadian anti-discrimination and hate laws is likely to suffer another legislative setback, despite support from a majority in both chambers of Parliament.
The proposed legislation appeared poised to pass the Senate but did not make it to a final vote before the summer recess began last week.