Nigeria's Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala confirmed as WTO chief

Okonjo-Iweala is unanimous choice, becoming trade body’s first female and first African leader‘I’m a fighter’: new WTO boss ready for battleThe World Trade Organization has chosen Nigeria’s former finance minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as its first female and first African leader, handing her the task of restoring trust in a rules-based global trading system.After four years of bruising battles between Washington and Beijing over protectionist tariffs and import quotas that badly damaged global trade, Okonjo-Iweala is expected to set about bridging a growing divide between the administrations running the world’s first and second largest economies. Continue reading...

Nigeria's Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala confirmed as WTO chief

Okonjo-Iweala is unanimous choice, becoming trade body’s first female and first African leader

The World Trade Organization has chosen Nigeria’s former finance minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as its first female and first African leader, handing her the task of restoring trust in a rules-based global trading system.

After four years of bruising battles between Washington and Beijing over protectionist tariffs and import quotas that badly damaged global trade, Okonjo-Iweala is expected to set about bridging a growing divide between the administrations running the world’s first and second largest economies.

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