Developing nations on attack at tense trade talks

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14 December, 2005
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Developing nations went on the offensive on Thursday as trade talks limped into their third day, with Washington and Tokyo under pressure to accept a duty-free, quota-free exports deal for the world's poorest countries.

The World Bank added its voice to the indignation expressed by the least developed countries over their treatment at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) meeting in Hong Kong, saying there had been much talk about development but too little action.

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