The WTO sees world trade growth of 2.8 per cent this year and 3.9 per cent in 2016

The World Trade Organization (WTO) cut its forecasts for global goods trade on Wednesday after quarterly growth turned negative, with trade shrinking (...)

The global tech industry sees the deal as a badly needed update to the rules governing the trade in everything from video game consoles to semiconductors.

The US, China and the EU are expected to sign up this week to what would be the biggest tariff agreement struck at the World Trade Organisation in al(...)

William Reinsch: “We believe trade rules should trump health and other policies and generally this [plain packaging] is the kind of thing that makes people raise an eyebrow and find worrisome”

Ireland will continue to be a leading beneficiary of US foreign direct investment (FDI) but risks alienating investors by backing plain packaging for (...)

The “Golden Age” for European companies in China is over, the EU Chamber said as it launched a gloomy report on the business climate in the country(...)

Director-general Roberto Azevedo gestures as he is congratulated by delegates after the closing ceremony of the ninth World Trade Organisation (WTO) conference in Nusa Dua, on the Indonesian resort island of Bali. Photograph: Edgar Su /Reuters

The World Trade Organisation reached its first ever trade reform deal today to the roar of approval from nearly 160 ministers who had gathered on the (...)

If Peter Sutherland isn’t already blushing about some of the comments made about him in a new book about the history of the World Trade Organisation, (...)

EU commissioner for enterprise and industry Antonio Tajani believes the EU can offer an excellent way for businesses to grow their links abroad. Photograph: Eric Vidal/Reuters

This year’s annual late spring-early summer exhibition at Brussels’s national gallery was devoted to Russian artist Wassily Kandinsky. The father of a(...)

French wine on sale at a shop in Shanghai

China has formally kicked off its investigation into whether Europe is selling wine in China below cost, its broadside in the escalating trade tension(...)

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a meeting of the G8 on Tuesday at Lough Erne,   Enniskillen, Northern Ireland. Photograph:  Stefan Rousseau/ WPA Pool /Getty Images

Global leaders meeting in Co Fermanagh signed a 10-point plan to stamp out aggressive tax evasion and avoidance by big business. Although the leaders (...)

High security: razor wire near Lough Erne, in advance of the G8 leaders’ arrival. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA
The power of eight

Never before have so many of the world’s most powerful people gathered on this island. As G8 delegations fly into Belfast and Dublin this weekend to a(...)