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.
American Apparel Inc., whose controversial founder was ousted last year for alleged misconduct, said the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has begun a probe into the company’s handling of the matter.
The clothing chain learned on Feb. 5 that the SEC had issued a formal order of investigation into the departure of Chief Executive Officer Dov Charney, according to a filing the company posted Wednesday. The review, a fact-finding inquiry to figure out if the law was violated, won’t be public, said American Apparel, which pledged to cooperate with regulators.
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.