economic reform

Passing bills amid din not good for democracy: Chidambaram


September 3rd, 2012 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) After the Lok Sabha passed three bills amidst a din, the government Monday said this was not good for democracy and that there was ... Read more...

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FDI in retail: Walmart and corner stores can co-exist


September 2nd, 2012 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) A fierce debate is raging in cyberspace over the cost and benefit of foreign direct investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail as the Indian ... Read more...

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Myanmar drops 2,000 people from black-lists


August 30th, 2012 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Aug 30 (IANS) The Myanmar government Thursday published detailed list of 2,082 of the 6,165 people who have been removed from the black-lists in line with the government's current ... Read more...

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No reversal of tide of economic reform in India: Nirupama Rao


July 27th, 2012 - 10:52 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 27 (IANS) Asserting that the 'India Story' is definitely not over, Indian Ambassador Nirupama Rao has assured American businees that there is no question of the tide of ... Read more...

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S&P; warns India risking investment downgrade; Rupee, Sensex fall


June 11th, 2012 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 11 (IANS) International ratings agency Standard and Poor's Monday warned that India may lose its investment-grade rating because of slowing growth and political roadblocks to economic policy-making, ... Read more...

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Myanmar, Voice of America ink pact


June 6th, 2012 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, June 6 (IANS) Myanmar's state-run radio and television (MRTV) and the Voice of America (VOA) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU), official media reported Wednesday.The MoU was signed ... Read more...

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‘Powerful Hillary, influential Mamata’s meet significant’


April 30th, 2012 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 30 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's proposed meeting with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, coming soon after the latter was named one of the ... Read more...

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EU praises Myanmar over political reforms


March 29th, 2012 - 11:01 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, March 29 (IANS) The European Union (EU) has praised the Myanmar government for "remarkable programme of political reform" in the country over the last year."The release of political prisoners, ... Read more...

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China to boost economic reform in key industries


March 24th, 2012 - 1:13 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 23 (IANS) China will push forward economic reform in key sectors, including energy and railways, the government said.The State Council said that it has approved a reform plan ... Read more...

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Wen warns of revolution if reforms don’t take place (Second Lead)


March 14th, 2012 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 14 (IANS) China needs reforms not just in the economic sector but also in in political structures, Premier Wen Jiabao said Wednesday. He warned that "historical tragedies as ... Read more...

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Wen says China needs political reform (Lead)


March 14th, 2012 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 14 (IANS) Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said Wednesday that China needed not only economic reform but also political reform, especially the reform of the leadership system of the ... Read more...

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China needs political reform: Wen


March 14th, 2012 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 14 (IANS) Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said Wednesday that China needs not only economic reform but also political reform, especially the reform of the leadership system of the ... Read more...

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US stocks mixed as investors await Greek deal


February 18th, 2012 - 1:21 am ICT by IANS
New York, Feb 17 (IANS) US stocks traded mixed Friday as investors cautiously awaited a final Greek debt deal.Optimism rose as eurozone central banks agreed to swap their existing Greek ... Read more...

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IMF sees Myanmar as Asia’s next economic bright spot


January 27th, 2012 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 27 (IANS) The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has commended Myanmar's economic reform efforts, saying that the nation has the potential to become the next economic bright spot in ... Read more...

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Communists not against reforms, says Yechury


November 7th, 2011 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 7 (IANS) Communists are not opposed to economic reforms per se but want to know what "reforms" mean to people at large, Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) ... Read more...

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Over 100 Occupy Boston protesters arrested in US


October 12th, 2011 - 12:56 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 11 (IANS) More than 100 "Occupy Boston" protesters were arrested in the US city of Boston early Tuesday, the movement's organisers said.At 1:30 Tuesday morning, hundreds of ... Read more...

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Poland’s ruling party leads in polls


October 10th, 2011 - 5:54 am ICT by IANS
Warsaw, Oct 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Poland's ruling center-right Civic Platform is leading in the parliamentary election with 39.6 percent of the votes, while its main rival, former premier Jaroslaw Kaczynski's ... Read more...

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Russia favours more time for Assad for reforms


August 20th, 2011 - 1:25 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 19 (IANS) Russia has declined to endorse calls by the US and European Union member states asking Syrian President Bashar Al Assad to step down, favouring more time ... Read more...

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WikiLeaks reveals US concerns over Mukherjee’s appointment as Finance Minister


March 18th, 2011 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 18(ANI): A day after WikiLeaks disclosure indicated that the Congress had paid lawmakers to survive a vote of confidence in Parliament in 2008, another Wikileaks exposure reveals Washington's ... Read more...

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US backs Jordan’s reform plan


March 3rd, 2011 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, March 3 (IANS) The US will back political and economic reforms pledged by Jordan's King Abdullah and new Prime Minister Marouf Bakhit, a media report said Thursday.Michael Posner, US ... Read more...

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Congress praises PM after editors’ conference, pulls up BJP


February 16th, 2011 - 10:28 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 16 (ANI): Congress fully utilizing the comments of Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh that the Opposition, particularly the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), delayed the introduction of the Constitution ... Read more...

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Zardari-Obama meeting to focus on US-Pak ties, terrorism, economic reforms


January 14th, 2011 - 12:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 14(ANI): Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari, who is in Washington to attend a memorial service for late Ambassador Richard Holbrooke, will have a "closed press" meeting with US President ... Read more...

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China stops short of endorsing India’s permanent UNSC seat bid


December 16th, 2010 - 3:57 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 16 (ANI): China on Thursday stopped short of endorsing India's bid for a permanent seat in the United Nations Security Council (UNSC).Recognizing common interests and similar concerns on major ... Read more...

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British graduates to remain in debt till mid-50s


November 11th, 2010 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 11 (IANS) The British government's economic reform plans which include hike in university tuition fees and higher taxes will leave many graduates in debt until their mid-50s, a study has ... Read more...

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PPPC has started preparing economic policy for Punjab: Capt. Amarinder Singh


November 10th, 2010 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
By Sawinder SinghAmritsar, Nov.10 (ANI): Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) has started preparations to formulate economic policy for Punjab for future and will it will give a stable programme when it comes ... Read more...

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‘Embattled’ North Korea says now open to six-party talks, seeks China’s economic help


May 8th, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 8 (ANI): North Korea's controversial leader, Kim Jong-il has declared that his country is willing to rekindle the suspended six-party talks, he announced on Friday."North Korea is willing, together ... Read more...

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China must be cautious in exiting economic stimulus: Wen


March 14th, 2010 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 14 (IANS) China's exit strategy on the economic stimulus should be "very cautious and flexible" in order to shore up the hard-earned economic recovery, Premier Wen Jiabao said Sunday. "We must ... Read more...

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Urban-rural income gap widest since China began reforms


March 2nd, 2010 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 2 (IANS) China last year recorded its widest rural-urban income gap since the nation launched its reform policy in 1978 and an expert warned that the gap would "continue to ... Read more...

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K.N. Raj laid foundation for India’s welfare state (Obituary)


February 10th, 2010 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram , Feb 10 (IANS) Kakkadan Nandanath Raj, the eminent economist who died here Wednesday at 86, was among those few who laid the foundation for independent India's development process by ... Read more...

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Abu Dhabi to attract $12 bn capital investments


January 30th, 2010 - 4:44 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Jan 30 (IANS) Abu Dhabi will attract new capital investments worth more than 45 billion dirhams (about $12 billion) over the next five years, WAM news agency said citing an ... Read more...

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BJP will work honestly for minorities: Gadkari


January 12th, 2010 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) Nitin Gadkari, the newly installed president of the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP), Tuesday said the party would remove any misconceptions among minorities by working ... Read more...

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Gadkari assures ’support’ in government’s fight against terror


December 24th, 2009 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 24 (IANS) Development should be the priority, Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) new chief Nitin Gadkari said Thursday while emphasising that he didn't believe in criticism of the government ... Read more...

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Australia doubles counter-terrorism training slots for Pakistani Army


September 28th, 2009 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 28 (IANS) Australia is to double to 140 the number of counter-terrorism training slots it provides to the Pakistani Army besides helping in the reconstruction of the war-torn Malakand division ... Read more...

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Gaddafi’s heir reveals his world vision through his doctoral thesis


September 16th, 2009 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep.16 (ANI): Doctoral dissertations are usually of little interest outside the world of academic research but a publication by Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, the eldest son of the Libyan leader Colonel Muammar ... Read more...

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Asia Foundation names new Country Director for India


August 14th, 2009 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 14 (IANS) The Asia Foundation has named Nick Langton as its resident Country Director in India to lead the Foundation's expanded programmeme activities in the country. Langton will operate from a ... Read more...

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