ANALYSIS-Despite pledges, protectionist threat won't go away


By Jonathan Lynn GENEVA, Feb 25 (Reuters) - The threat of protectionism just won't lie down, despite repeated promises of political leaders to refrain from raising barriers to trade. For many policy-makers and economists, attempts to save jobs by blocking imports and promoting exports at the expense of competitors could wreck efforts to tackle the economic crisis. In the latest examples, French President Nicolas Sarkozy called on the European Union to protect its industries in the same ...

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