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Trade nationalism calls for a business response

As economic nationalism rises in some industrialised countries, the public and private sectors need to unite to defend the system that has underpinned growth.

The WTO Ministerial Conference in December will be an important opportunity to reaffirm the value of the multilateral trading system amid resistance from some governments.

IN 1998, world leaders from Fidel Castro and Nelson Mandela to Bill Clinton and Tony Blair met to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the multilateral trading system. Now, trade agreements are being rejected by political leaders in some industrialised countries and economic nationalism is...

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