Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?


2011 make or break year for WTO Doha talks

DAVOS, Jan 28, 2011 – British Prime Minister David Cameron said Friday that 2011 is a "make or break year" on concluding the WTO Doha Round of talks for a global free trade pact.

"I know every speaker at events like this talks about concluding Doha as a matter of urgency, and I agree," he told political and economic elites gathered at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

"2011 is the make or break year," he added

Launched in the Qatari capital a decade ago, the Doha Round of talks have foundered amid disagreements between developed and developing nations on cuts to be imposed on tariffs of industrial goods and agriculture subsidies.

While speaking about the urgency of concluding the round, Cameron stuck to the developed nations\’ position, as he called for emerging markets accept deeper cuts on industrial goods.

He also urged agriculture producers to give "a little more".

"We all need to be equally clear about how it’s going to happen not with more warm words but with more on the table from all sides," said Cameron, in his first appearance in Davos as prime minister.

"No more stubbornness. No more hiding offers in back pockets," he urged.

Click to comment

More on Capital Business

Executive Lifestyle

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 12 – The country’s super wealthy individuals are increasing their holding of bonds, gold and cash, a new report by Knight...

Ask Kirubi

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 9 – Businessman and industrialist Dr. Chris Kirubi has urged members of the public to exercise extreme caution when making any...

Ask Kirubi

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 24 – Businessman and industrialist Dr. Chris Kirubi is set to own half of Centum Investment Company PLC, following a go-ahead...

Ask Kirubi

It is without a doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic has caught the whole world by surprise. Although its full impact is yet to be...


NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 18 – Commercial Banks have been ordered to provide relief to borrowers on their personal loans, with loans eligible from March...


NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun17 – Kenya’s tea leaves manufacturer Kericho Gold, has been awarded the Superbrands Seal by Superbrands East Africa for their quality variety...


NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 13 – As the local telecommunications industry gears up to roll out 5G networks in the country, the Communications Authority of...


NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 22 – Airtel Kenya is offering free internet access for students in order to enable continued learning at home in the...