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Page last updated at 09:55 GMT, Tuesday, 21 October 2008 10:55 UK
Demonstrators in Cancun
Many governments bemoan the failure to agree a new world trade deal, but poor countries cheer what some call a famous victory.

VOTE RESULTS
Will free trade benefit the world's poor?
YES
 51.12% 
N O
 48.88% 
8865 Votes Cast
Results are indicative and may not reflect public opinion


KEY TRADE ISSUES

Andrew Walker describes the atmosphere at the summit.

TV reports and reaction
KEY ISSUES

Globalisation in retreat as power blocs emerge.




ALTERNATIVE VIEWPOINTS


OTHER TRADE DISPUTES

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MOZAMBIQUE AND THE WTO
Why trade policies matter
 

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