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Trade volume among BRICS nations up six-fold


September 12th, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 12 (IANS) The annual trade volume among five BRICS countries reached $300 billion in 2011, about six-fold increase over the past decade, a Chinese minister said.The BRICS nations ... Read more...

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India revives NAM tune amid Iranian PR hoopla (Lead, correcting para eight)


September 6th, 2012 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) The 16th NAM summit in Tehran last week was touted as a diplomatic coup by a sanctions-hit Iran to fight back its international isolation. ... Read more...

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India revives NAM tune amid Iranian PR hoopla


September 6th, 2012 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) The 16th NAM summit in Tehran last week was touted as a diplomatic coup by a sanctions-hit Iran to fight back its international isolation. ... Read more...

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Putin lauds India’s global role, seeks new vistas of cooperation


August 14th, 2012 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Lauding India's rising stature on the global stage on its 66th Independence Day, Russian President Vladimir Putin Tuesday hoped for the "opening of new ... Read more...

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Increase in domestic funding on AIDS: UN report


July 19th, 2012 - 12:13 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 18 (IANS) Domestic funding on HIV has exceeded international investments in the last one year, a report by the UN AIDS said here Wednesday.The report observed that over ... Read more...

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`BRICS investment in South Africa mining sector to grow’


July 14th, 2012 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, July 14 (IANS) The BRICS investment in South Africa mining sector is set to increase in the next few years despite an ongoing nationalization debate, BRICS Africa Portfolio director ... Read more...

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India, South Africa share cordial relations: Meira Kumar


July 10th, 2012 - 12:48 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar said Monday India and South Africa shared a cordial relationship and working together in various multilateral organisations.Addressing a 20-member ... Read more...

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‘S&P; take on India has no traction in BRICS’


June 16th, 2012 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
On Board Air India One, June 16 (IANS) The warning of a ratings downgrade of India by Standard and Poor's neither impacts on its standing in BRICS, nor undermines ... Read more...

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India to focus on infrastructure-led growth at G20 (Roundup)


June 16th, 2012 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday voiced concern over a deepening eurozone crisis adversely impacting India and stressed the need to focus on investment ... Read more...

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RBI must adjust monetary policy: Pranab (Lead)


June 16th, 2012 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 16 (IANS) The basic strategy to bring the country's economy back on track is by stimulating domestic demand, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Saturday said and exuded confidence ... Read more...

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Stimulate domestic demand to boost Indian economy: Pranab


June 16th, 2012 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 16 (IANS) The basic strategy to bring the country's economy back on track has to be to stimulate domestic demand, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Saturday said, addressing ... Read more...

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Brazil optimistic on crossing $15 bn trade target with India


June 14th, 2012 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 14 (IANS) Amid global economic downturn and India's persistent slowdown in economic growth, Brazil is optimistic that its bilateral trade with India would surpass the target of $15 ... Read more...

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BJP slams government over economic situation (Lead)


June 12th, 2012 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Tuesday slammed the Congress-led government charging it with "policy paralysis" for the downturn in the economic situation, a day ... Read more...

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BJP slams government over economic situation (Lead)


June 12th, 2012 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Tuesday slammed the Congress-led government charging it with "policy paralysis" for the downturn in the economic situation, a day ... Read more...

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BJP slams government over ‘policy paralysis’


June 12th, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) A day after international rating agency Standard and Poor's warned that India may lose its investment-grade rating due to slowing growth and political roadblocks ... Read more...

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With India’s profile growing, foreign service strength will double: S M Krishna (Interview)


June 10th, 2012 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) With more countries supporting New Delhi's quest for a permanent seat in the UN Security Council and its global profile growing, India will expand its ... Read more...

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Krishna meets China’s would-be PM


June 6th, 2012 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 6 (IANS) Indian External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Wednesday met China's Vice Premier Li Keqiang, who is expected to succeed Premier Wen Jiabao next year, and discussed ... Read more...

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Governments need to regain citizens’ trust: OECD chief


May 22nd, 2012 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, May 22 (IANS) The biggest challenge for governments today is to regain the trust of their citizens in the wake of the global financial crisis, Organisation of Economic Cooperation ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan business chamber steps up trade with BRICS


May 3rd, 2012 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 3 (IANS) Sri Lanka's largest business chamber has signed a deal with an organization representing Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) to increase trade ties, a ... Read more...

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India seeks quick ratification of quota reforms


April 22nd, 2012 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 22 (IANS) Indian Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has urged lagging International Monetary Fund (IMF) members to move quickly to ratify quota and governance reforms that would give ... Read more...

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Syria welcomes UN monitors, pitches for neutral BRICS


April 22nd, 2012 - 12:46 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, April 21 (IANS) Minutes after the Security Council approved a resolution expanding the number of UN cease-fire observers, Syria Saturday said it was ready to facilitate the UN monitors, ... Read more...

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India proposes working group for BRICS development bank


April 20th, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 20 (IANS) India has suggested setting up a working group comprising officials from finance ministries and central banks of the five BRICS countries for the formation of ... Read more...

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Mukherjee to visit US to attend IMF-World Bank meeting


April 16th, 2012 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee will be on a four-day official visit to the United States beginning Thursday to attend the annual spring meeting of ... Read more...

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Krishna to meet Russian, Chinese foreign ministers in Moscow


April 10th, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna is visiting Moscow for a trilateral meet Friday with his Russian and Chinese counterparts to discuss "regional and global issues" ... Read more...

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South Africa pitches for greater Indian investment


April 8th, 2012 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) With an ambitious programme for development, South Africa plans to conduct road shows and business events in major Indian cities to attract investments in ... Read more...

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BRICS’ solidarity good news for world : Chinese media


March 30th, 2012 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 30 (IANS) The 4th BRICS summit sent positive signals to the outside world that global stability, security and prosperity could be achieved if everyone pulled together, the Chinese ... Read more...

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Zuma taunts West, says Africa is treated with respect in BRICS


March 29th, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) Amid BRICS's growing engagement with the 54-nation continent, South African President Jacob Zuma Thursday said Africa was "treated with respect" and not patronised in this ... Read more...

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Don’t support foreign interference, Syria urges BRICS


March 29th, 2012 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) Syria has urged the BRICS leaders to oppose any foreign interference in its internal affairs.Wishing success to the leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and ... Read more...

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Taj Palace Hotel pampers BRICS leaders


March 28th, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) From special menus to beautifully decorated banquets and lounges, Delhi's Taj Palace Hotel is pulling out all stops to please and pamper the BRICS ... Read more...

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BRICS targets $500 bn intra-group trade by 2015


March 28th, 2012 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) The group of five emerging economies - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) - Wednesday targeted almost doubling intra-group trade to $500 billion ... Read more...

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Historic opportunity for Hu Jintao to engage Dalai Lama (Comment)


March 27th, 2012 - 9:38 am ICT by IANS
History beckons China's President Hu Jintao during his India visit if he sheds entrenched antipathies and chooses to directly engage the Dalai Lama with a specific intention of initiating the ... Read more...

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Attempted self-immolation by Tibetan against Hu Jintao’s visit (Lead)


March 26th, 2012 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) Two days ahead of Chinese President Hu Jintao's visit to India, a Tibetan protester set himself ablaze at Jantar Mantar Monday during a demonstration ... Read more...

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Medvedev heads off for Seoul, Delhi


March 26th, 2012 - 7:30 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Dmitry Medvedev Sunday departed for South Korea and India, where he will attend a nuclear summit in Seoul and a meeting of ... Read more...

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South Africa expects more trade cooperation with India


March 19th, 2012 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, March 19 (IANS) South Africa and India should seize opportunities presented by the global economy to promote their trade development, a South African official said Monday. The remarks were ... Read more...

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India, China to resume boundary talks next month


December 20th, 2011 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) India and China are set to hold the 15th round of boundary talks here mid-January after these were deferred following the Chinese objection to ... Read more...

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