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India, Sri Lanka to double trade to $10 bn by 2015


August 3rd, 2012 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Aug 3 (IANS) India and Sri Lanka have set a target to double bilateral trade to $10 billion by 2015, India's Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma said Friday."We ... Read more...

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India-Sri Lanka CEOs Forum to hold first meet Saturday


August 3rd, 2012 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) The India-Sri Lanka CEOs Forum will hold its first meeting Saturday in Colombo, Sri Lanka.The forum, which has been set up to develop a ... Read more...

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India to hold first dialogue Latin American troika


August 2nd, 2012 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) India will host its maiden dialogue with a troika of Latin American and the Caribbean (LAC) countries Tuesday, an important step that will elevate ties ... Read more...

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India urged to expand border trade with China


July 27th, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) India should facilitate more border trade with China with better connectivity and more commerce opportunities including on the Natu La trading point in Sikkim, says ... Read more...

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India-Indonesia business forum launched to boost trade and investment


July 19th, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, July 19 (IANS) An India Business Forum has been launched here to boost trade and investment between India and Indonesia.The Indian Business Forum (IBF) is aimed at bringing together ... Read more...

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India pitches for ASEAN pact in services, investments


July 11th, 2012 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) Seeking to accelerate economic ties with the region, India Wednesday made a strong pitch for an early conclusion of a free trade agreement in services ... Read more...

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Colombia to ratify tax treaty with India by year-end


July 8th, 2012 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, July 8 (IANS) Colombia is likely to ratify double taxation avoidance agreement (DTAA) with India by the end of this year, which will help boost flow of two-way investments.Colombia's ... Read more...

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India business delegation visits South America


July 6th, 2012 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) A 25 member business delegation led by Minister of State for Commerce and Industry Jyotiraditya Scindia is visiting South American countries of Colombia and Venezuela, ... Read more...

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Meira Kumar applauds Myanmar parliament’s new look


July 5th, 2012 - 5:35 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar Wednesday applauded neighbouring Myanmar's democractic transition, pointing out that its parliament had got "a new look" by providing a ... Read more...

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Afghanistan keen to trade with India via Wagah-Attari border


July 1st, 2012 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) Afghanistan wants to trade with India through the Wagah-Attari border and has urged Pakistan to work out a mechanism that would spur regional trade and ... Read more...

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Europe, India to deepen economic cooperation: Anand Sharma


June 25th, 2012 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
Antwerp (Belgium), June 25 (IANS) Commerce Minister Anand Sharma has called for closer economic engagement between India and Europe. Addressing the Horasis Global India Business Meeting (GIBM) in the ... Read more...

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Geithner to visit India June 27-28 for economic talks


June 12th, 2012 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 12 (IANS) Focusing on growing India-US economic ties, US Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner will travel to India June 27-28 for the third annual meeting of the US-India ... Read more...

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India voices concern over curbs on US business visas


May 31st, 2012 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 31 (IANS) Voicing Indian businesses' concern over new US restrictions imposed on H1-B and L1 visas, New Delhi has expressed the hope this trend will not be sustained ... Read more...

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Australia to give $200 mn aid to Pakistan


May 21st, 2012 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Chicago/Islamabad, May 21 (IANS) Australia will provide over $200 million in financial assistance to Pakistan over the next three years under the Australia-Pakistan Development Partnership Programme.It was revealed during a ... Read more...

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Obama nominates ambassador to Myanmar


May 18th, 2012 - 6:18 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 18 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Thursday nominated Derek Mitchell as the country's first ambassador to Myanmar in 22 years."Today , I am nominating our first US ... Read more...

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Ethiopia seeks more India knowhow, capital


May 15th, 2012 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Ethiopia has liberalised norms and is keen to attract more Indian investments in the sectors like pharmaceuticals, agriculture, textiles and food processing, Ethiopian ambassador to ... Read more...

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India, Japan to hold maiden economic dialogue Monday


April 29th, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) India and Japan will hold their first economic dialogue and sixth strategic talks Monday that are expected to impart a renewed momentum to burgeoning ... Read more...

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Massive Indian investments create jobs in US


April 26th, 2012 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 26 (IANS) Indian companies operating in 40 US states have invested over $820 million in manufacturing facilities in America, creating thousands of jobs, revealed a survey.The 2012 India ... Read more...

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Huge Indian investments create jobs in US: Survey


April 26th, 2012 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 26 (IANS) Indian companies operating in 40 American states have invested over $820 million in manufacturing facilities in the US, creating thousands of jobs, according to the 2012 ... Read more...

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India, Pakistan agree to open more trade routes


April 14th, 2012 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) Just a day after opening a new integrated check post at the Attari border, India and Pakistan Saturday said the countries were exploring the possibilities ... Read more...

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Pakistan to introduce negative list trade regime with India


February 29th, 2012 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad/New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) Pakistan Wednesday said it will move from "positive list" to a short "negative list" trade regime with India, an important step towards granting the ... Read more...

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Indian envoy asks private sector to focus on ‘big picture’


February 25th, 2012 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 25 (IANS) Indian Ambassador Nirupama Rao appreciated the very constructive role played by the Private Sector Advisory Group (PSAG) in strengthening India-US commercial ties and stressed the continued ... Read more...

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India, Pakistan to dismantle trade barriers (Round-up)


February 13th, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Lahore, Feb 13 (IANS) Commerce Minister Anand Sharma, accompanied by business leaders of more than 100 Indian companies, Monday walked into Pakistan through the Wagah border, vowing to bring down ... Read more...

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Need concrete measures from Pakistan on trade: Anand Sharma


February 12th, 2012 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) En route to becoming the first Indian trade minister to visit Pakistan in 30 years, Commerce Minister Anand Sharma Sunday said the neighbouring country ... Read more...

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India seeks closer China ties to combat global slowdown


January 10th, 2012 - 12:14 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) Downplaying recent irritants in bilateral ties, India Monday sought closer collaboration with China to combat the global economic slowdown and to work jointly on international ... Read more...

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Increase investment in India: Pranab urges diaspora


January 8th, 2012 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 8 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Sunday urged non-resident Indian (NRI) entrepreneures to increase investment in India, saying the the economic engagement of the diaspora was not ... Read more...

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Saudi Arabia seeks to boost trade, investment with India


January 4th, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 4 (IANS) Saudi Arabia Wednesday said there is a huge potential for stepped up economic engagement with India in view of the growing uncertainties in Europe and ... Read more...

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Latin America beckons, India’s trade may reach $50 bn by 2014


January 2nd, 2012 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 2 (IANS) India's trade with Latin America could go up to $50 billion by 2014 on the back of projected high economic growth in both the regions, ... Read more...

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India to maintain transparency in lines of credit to Africa


November 22nd, 2011 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) India Tuesday said it will follow transparent and fair selection procedures based on competitive bidding for award of contracts and execution of projects through ... Read more...

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11 envoys present credentials to president


November 1st, 2011 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil Tuesday pitched for a permanent seat for India in the UN Security Council as 11 ambassadors, including those of France, Cuba ... Read more...

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US banks on India to make globally competitive products: Rao


October 10th, 2011 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 10 (IANS) American businesses leveraged India's strengths to produce globally competitive products, while Indian companies invested $21 billion in the US, said India's Ambassador Nirupama Rao. Private participation in ... Read more...

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India, Czech Republic target $2 bn trade in 2012


October 10th, 2011 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 10 (IANS) India and the Czech Republic Monday agreed to liberalise business visa regime and expand bilateral trade to $2 billion in 2012 from the current year's ... Read more...

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India offers to develop Botswana’s rail network


September 20th, 2011 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Gaborone (Botswana), Sep 20 (IANS) India has offered technical assistance to develop and strengthen rail network and other mode of transportation in the southern African country of Botswana.Minister of State ... Read more...

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India, Japan implement economic pact; aim to double trade (Lead)


August 1st, 2011 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) India and Japan Monday implemented a comprehensive economic partnership agreement (CEPA), aiming to provide greater access to each other's markets and almost double the bilateral ... Read more...

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US official touts India ties


July 1st, 2011 - 4:52 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 1 (IANS) The economic growth of India is stunning, and boosting bilateral ties will be conducive to both nations, US Assistant Commerce Secretary for Market Access and Compliance ... Read more...

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