IMF, WTO call for lifting restriction on medical supplies

KARACHI: Kristalina Georgieva, Manaing Director, International Monetary Fund (IMF) and Roberto Azevêdo, Director General, World Trade Organization on Friday jointly called for governments to refrain from imposing export and other trade restrictions... Read more »

Global trade may fall up to 32 percent on COVID-19 disruption: WTO

KARACHI: World trade is expected to fall by between 13 percent and 32 percent in 2020 as the COVID 19 pandemic disrupts normal economic activity and life around the world, said a... Read more »

World services trade to further weaken on coronavirus impact: WTO

KARACHI: World Trade Organization (WTO) has said ongoing weakness in world service trade likely to worsen due to economic impact of the COVID-19 virus. Read more »

Trade restrictions increase to historic high levels: WTO

KARACHI: The World Trade Organization (WTO) has observed that trade restrictions have increased to historic high levels. Read more »

WTO sharply downgrades global trade growth forecast

KARACHI: World Trade Organization (WTO) has sharply downgraded the global trade growth forecast for 2019 and 2020. Read more »

Indicator suggests further weakening of goods trade into third quarter: WTO

KARACHI: The growth of world merchandise trade volumes is likely to remain weak in the third quarter of 2019 according to the WTO’s Goods Trade Barometer, released on Thursday. Read more »