04/17/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

17 Of 20 Nations Have Broken Promise TO Avoid Protectionist Measures

At least 17 of the 20 major nations that vowed at a November summit to avoid protectionist steps that could spark a global trade war have violated that promise, with countries from Russia to the United States to China enacting measures aimed at limiting the flow of imported goods, according to a World Bank report unveiled yesterday.

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