Analysis: WTO Row Spotlights Nations Clamping Down on Resources

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"Countries from India and Indonesia to Russia are tightening their grip on natural resources."

Reuters, Krittivas Mukherjee

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Countries from India and Indonesia to Russia are tightening their grip on natural resources as they limit exports to build up domestic industry in a trend that will spawn many challenges to World Trade Organization rules.

Export barriers are tightening on commodities ranging from food and coal to iron ore and coveted rare earths that have critical roles in high-tech devices as countries harden positions on what they see as a sovereign right to development. . .View full article

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