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'Three candidates' for WTO chief

Applications for the post of head of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) close in a week's time.

Whoever replaces the organisation's current director-general, Pascal Lamy, who steps down next summer, will face a record number of disputes among WTO members.

Today business presenter Simon Jack asked Dr Stephanie Rickard, an expert on the WTO at the London School of Economics, for the job description.

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