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High and volatile prices for key commodities, including food products, could spark unrest in poor countries, warned the heads of the WTO and the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).

The US government

Cereal stocks are up, the harvest for wheat is the most plentiful in years, and fuel prices are low - yet food prices have been climbing. Although food prices are less than half of the historical peaks of 2007-2008, some governments and traders are leading the charge to hedge against a shortage.

Global goods trade in the first half of 2010 was about 25 percent higher than the same period of the year before, and the value of worldwide merchandise trade grew during the second quarter, according to new data from the WTO secretariat. But the volume of global trade remains well below the peaks reached in mid-2008 before the global financial and economic crisis.

Mministers and other top officials made progress on establishing the details of how hundreds of billions of dollars in climate aid will be raised and distributed.

Ongoing free trade agreement talks between the EU and India have been

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The European Commission recommended sweeping new changes to the European Union