World Trade

Does the world need a new global trade deal?

Lesley Curwen talks to Supachai Panitchpakdi, Secretary-General of the United Nations trade body, UNCTAD who is the former head of the World Trade Organisation. He says volumes of trade deals have recovered since the financial crisis, even without a successful global trade deal.

Plus, a report from the BBC's Simon Atkinson in Kuwait on the stateless Bidun people, and Washington commentator James Srodes muses on how marriage patterns are influenced by economic change.

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Thu 4 Aug 2011 11:32 GMT

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