The World Trade Organization said sluggish economic performances in the United States and Germany have sapped global import demand. (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Global goods trade will grow less than hoped this year and next, and factors including regional conflicts and the Ebola outbreak are putting a quick return to stronger growth at risk, the World Trade Organization said. Trade in goods will grow by 3.1 percent this year, much less than the 4.7 percent the WTO forecast in April. It cited "weaker-than expected GDP growth and muted import demand in the first half," according to a statement. [Full Story]
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