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  1. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
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    World Trade Organisation Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala highlighted global economic challenges, urging reform amid uncertainty. She praised the WTO's role but warned of rising prices affecting people's livelihoods and fueling political tensions.
    OSAKA -- The global economy has not embraced decoupling but is showing signs of fragmentation, which would be "very costly" for all, World Trade Organization Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala said on Sunday.
    The head of the World Trade Organization added her voice to a growing chorus of observers who see the global economy headed into a recession. “The indicators are not looking good,” WTO Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala said during an interview in Geneva Tuesday. “I think a global recession -- that is what I think we are edging into.”
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    “The indicators are not looking good,” WTO Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala said during an interview in Geneva Tuesday. “I think a global recession -- that is what I think we are edging into.” Next month, the WTO is expected to slash its trade growth projections for 2022.
    Washington, Europe and others say that Beijing improperly hampers access to emerging industries and steals or pressures foreign companies to hand over technology. The U.S. also says China floods world markets with cheap steel, aluminum and other products. Then there's the voting format of the WTO itself. Major decisions require consensus.
    Also on Monday at the opening session, Comoros and Timor-Leste joined the WTO, bringing the number of nations in the bloc to 166. But headwinds remain for the organisation and the world's economy, particularly as the recovery from the coronavirus pandemic remains uneven across nations.
    The WTO’s bearish expectations for the global economy come after the Paris-based OECD cut its growth forecasts for the Group of 20 next year. Okonjo-Iweala said she is most focused on the issues of food security and access to energy -- both issues that have been aggravated by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
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  5. WTO chief: How global trade can save lives and …

    WebMay 12, 2021 · Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala discusses how global trade can save lives and livelihoods, and help protect the planet. She calls for vaccine policy, TRIPS Waiver, and MC12 deliverables to boost the economic

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  9. WTO Chief Sees World Economy Edging Into a Recession

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  11. WTO chief warns on 'very costly' fragmentation of global economy

  12. WTO chief warns of global recession | Fortune