Leaders agree new WTO deal

Ministers from 159 countries have reached a deal intended to boost global trade.

The World Trade Organization's first comprehensive agreement involves an effort to simplify the procedures for doing business across borders.

The deal gives developing nations more scope to increase farm subsidies.

There will also be improved duty-free access for goods sold by the world's poorest countries.

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