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Political slugfest over ‘no more reforms’ remark (Lead)


April 20th, 2012 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) A political slugfest was sparked off Friday over chief economic advisor Kaushik Basu's reported remarks that major reforms were unlikely before the next general ... Read more...

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Kaushik’s remark triggers political slugfest (Lead)


April 20th, 2012 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Finance ministry chief economic advisor Kaushik Basu's remarks that major reforms were unlikely before the next general elections kicked off a slugfest between the ... Read more...

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Complete market economy transition: World Bank tells China


February 27th, 2012 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 27 (IANS) China should complete its transition to a market economy in order to achieve its goal of becoming a high-income society, according to a report jointly issued ... Read more...

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‘Myanmar can become top rice exporter’


February 2nd, 2012 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Feb 2 (IANS) Myanmar has the potential to reclaim the title of the world's No. 1 rice exporter, an industry leader has said.The country's rice harvest may more than ... Read more...

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France assures India of stringent n-safety, discusses AfPak


October 20th, 2011 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Amid mounting concerns here over safety, France Thursday assured India of following stringent standards at the two nuclear reactors it plans to set up in ... Read more...

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IMF to review Pakistan economy


October 17th, 2011 - 11:59 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 17 (IANS) A delegation of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will visit Pakistan to review the country's financial condition, an official said.The delegation will arrive here Nov 12, ... Read more...

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Vijayalakshmy Gupta takes over as Secretary (Defence Finance)


April 1st, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 1 (ANI): Vijayalakshmy K Gupta, an Indian Defense Accounts Service (IDAS) officer of 1974 batch, has taken over as Secretary (Defence Finance) following the retirement of Nita Kapoor.Gupta ... Read more...

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New defence finance secretary takes over


April 1st, 2011 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) Vijayalakshmy K. Gupta, a 1974 Indian Defence Accounts Service officer who last year formulated the country's 3G spectrum auction procedures, Friday took over as the ... Read more...

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US feared UK backed “sharia banks” could become centre of terrorist funding: Wikileaks


March 15th, 2011 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 15 (ANI): Thousands of secret US diplomatic cables released by the whistleblower website 'Wikileaks' have revealed that Britain's support for "sharia banking" had raised concerns in America that London would ... Read more...

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London School of Economics chief quits over Gaddafi links (Lead)


March 4th, 2011 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 4 (IANS) The director of the London School of Economics (LSE) has resigned over the institute's links to the family of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, BBC reported Friday.Howard ... Read more...

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LSE director quits over Gaddafi links


March 4th, 2011 - 11:23 am ICT by IANS
London, March 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The director of the London School of Economics (LSE) has resigned over financial ties with the family of embattled Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, BBC reported ... Read more...

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“Corruption blooming in Pak due to lack of good governance”: Gilani


November 16th, 2010 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov 16 (ANI): Corruption has been flourishing in Pakistan due to the lack of 'good governance', Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has acknowledged.Addressing the plenary session of the Pakistan Development ... Read more...

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China supportive of rebalancing global economy, says U.S. Treasury Secretary


November 9th, 2010 - 4:11 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 9 (ANI): U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner has said that China is supportive of the G-20 framework for rebalancing the global economy.Speaking during a conference on 'India-U.S.: An Agenda ... Read more...

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European delegation to study India’s financial, economic reforms


October 27th, 2010 - 6:20 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 27 (ANI): Following the fallout of the worst financial crisis in Europe, a delegation comprising members of the European Parliament are on a three-day visit to India to ... Read more...

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G-20 fails to agree on global bank tax, financial reforms


April 24th, 2010 - 1:12 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, April 24 (IANS) Finance ministers of the world's 20 leading economies, including India, have failed to agree on a controversial proposal for a global tax on banks or ... Read more...

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EGoM clears draft Food Security Bill


March 19th, 2010 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 19 (ANI): Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar has said the Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM) has cleared the draft of the Food Security Bill.The Bill will enable every person ... Read more...

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Obama to deliver State of Union address Jan 27


January 19th, 2010 - 6:53 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 19 (DPA) US President Barack Obama plans to deliver the annual State of the Union address next week, when he will review the condition of the country and map ... Read more...

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USINPAC welcomes Singh, optimistic about talks on terrorism, trade


November 23rd, 2009 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 23 (ANI): The US-India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) has welcomed Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on his State Visit to the US.Sanjay Puri, the chairman of USINPAC said," The ... Read more...

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G20 summit begins amid massive police presence, protests


September 25th, 2009 - 1:08 pm ICT by IANS
Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania), Sep 25 (DPA) Hundreds of police and military officers patrolled the streets of the US city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and were on high alert behind steel and concrete barricades as ... Read more...

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ADB approves $100 mn loan for Mizoram


August 19th, 2009 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, Aug 19 (IANS) The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will give a $100-million loan to India's northeastern state of Mizoram for strengthening service delivery in the social sector, officials said here Wednesday. "Under ... Read more...

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Indian farmers want reforms, not concessions


June 30th, 2009 - 11:28 am ICT by IANS
By Mohammed Shafeeq Hyderabad, June 30 (IANS) Reforms, not concessions, hold the key to agricultural growth in India, farmers' representatives told the finance ministry in the run up to the budget 2009-10.Farmers ... Read more...

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Markets in green again, Sensex gains 186 points (Lead)


May 28th, 2009 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 28 (IANS) Indian equities markets made gains for the second consecutive day Thursday, with a key index ending trade over 186 points higher than its previous close. The 30-scrip ... Read more...

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India will emerge more economically powerful than China: PM


April 1st, 2009 - 3:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 1 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, has said that India would emerge a more successful country from an economic perspective in the long run in comparison to ... Read more...

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Congress almost ready with manifesto for general election


January 24th, 2009 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Gearing up for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls, the Congress Saturday almost finalised its election manifesto, with a focus on agriculture, financial reforms, youth and unemployment. The ... Read more...

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Asian and European leaders discuss global financial crisis


October 25th, 2008 - 12:03 am ICT by ANI
Beijing, Oct 24 (ANI): World leaders have expressed confidence that they can overcome the global financial meltdown, Foreign Secretary (East), Ministry of External Affairs, N. Ravi said on Friday.While briefing reporters, ... Read more...

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UN chief calls for coordinated financial reforms


October 14th, 2008 - 10:37 am ICT by IANS
New York, Oct 14 (DPA) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has called on the world's major economies to work together to recapitalise the banking system and guarantee the savings of people around ... Read more...

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IBSA can push global financial reforms: India


October 13th, 2008 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) Ahead of the third tri-nation IBSA summit, External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee Monday called for greater cooperation among India, Brazil and South Africa to reform the international ... Read more...

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‘Make Mumbai a global financial hub’


June 10th, 2008 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) To give India a competitive edge and improve its economic infrastructure, Mumbai should be turned into a global financial hub with reforms and pragmatic legislations, says an ... Read more...

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Rajan panel report on financial reforms by September


June 10th, 2008 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
By Rajeev Ranjan Roy New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) The high-power Raghuram G. Rajan panel on financial reforms, framing a series of suggestions to make India a financial powerhouse over the next five ... Read more...

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