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WTO Warns of Trade Slowdown Amid Populist Politics

The World Trade Organization (WTO) has reported a “dramatic” global trade slowdown, warning that “anti-globalization sentiment” had the potential to damage the world economy. World trade will grow more slowly than expected in 2016, expanding by just 1.7 percent, well below the April forecast of 2.8 percent, according to the latest WTO estimates. The WTO has also revised down its forecast for 2017, with trade now expected to grow between 1.
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