World Bank | 9/30/2008 12:00:00 AM
IDB and World Bank Hail Americas Free Trade Initiative
Sept 30 --The World Bank and Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) today welcomed an initiative launched by 12 countries in the Americas to promote free trade in the Western Hemisphere.
IDB President Luis Alberto Moreno and World Bank Group President Robert B. Zoellick hailed the initiative as a timely effort to defend Latin America’s hard-earned economic gains in the face of global financial instability. Trade has been a powerful tool for growth in this region, which has often relied on exports to recover from past crises.
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