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German apex court ruling on EU debt will benefit India, says envoy


September 12th, 2012 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) Germany's apex court judgment upholding European Central Bank's decision to buy unlimited sovereign bonds of euro zone countries under financial stress will also benefit India, ... Read more...

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Finland wants good business with India: Trade minister


September 6th, 2012 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
Helsinki, Sep 6 (IANS) Finland is determined to do business with India, especially in areas of clean energy technology, despite the problem of excessive bureaucratic procedures involved in pushing through ... Read more...

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Belgium backs India for NSG, hopeful of India-EU trade pact (Lead)


August 8th, 2012 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) Backing India's membership of the elite Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), Belgium Wednesday agreed to cooperate with this country in the field of nuclear research and ... Read more...

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Belgium hopeful of India-EU trade pact by 2013 summit


August 8th, 2012 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) Belgium Wednesday expressed hope that India and the 27-nation European Union should be able to seal a free trade agreement at their 2013 ... 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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Indian banks should electronically transmit export data


July 27th, 2012 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 27 (IANS) Banks in India should adopt the electronic bank realisation certificate (EBRC) scheme to reduce the transaction costs for exporters, said a top government official."The software glitches ... Read more...

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100 Indian firms take part in Sri Lanka trade fair


July 24th, 2012 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 24 (IANS) Over a hundred Indian companies are expected in Sri Lanka next week for what has been billed as the largest trade fair ever between the two ... Read more...

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South Korea’s trade surplus reduces


July 16th, 2012 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, July 16 (IANS) South Korea's trade surplus reduced to $10.7 billion in the first half of this year compared with a year earlier due to sluggish exports amid external ... Read more...

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India-EU free trade deal by end 2012: German envoy


July 14th, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) Germany expects India to conclude its free trade agreement (FTA) with the European Union by the end of 2012, despite the economic gloom the ... Read more...

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India-Israel trade can go up to $15 bn, says envoy


June 20th, 2012 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 20 (IANS) Bilateral trade between India and Israel can go up to $15 billion after the two countries are expected to sign a free trade agreement (FTA) by ... Read more...

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US senator wants bilateral investment treaty with India


May 15th, 2012 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 15 (IANS) Former US Republican presidential candidate John McCain has suggested that, starting with India, Washington move forward with a bilateral trade agenda in the Asia-Pacific region ... Read more...

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New Zealand ‘determined’ to conclude FTA with India


April 24th, 2012 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 24 (IANS) New Zealand is "determined" to conclude negotiations on a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with India by next year, an official said Tuesday."The significance of India is ... Read more...

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Meira Kumar envies New Zealand’s no parliament interruption record


April 16th, 2012 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, April 16 (IANS) The New Zealand parliament has a "fine record of sitting without interruption", said Meira Kumar who, in her almost three years of presiding over the ... Read more...

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China eyes free trade deal with South Korea


April 15th, 2012 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 15 (IANS) China will push for a bilateral free trade agreement with South Korea when both sides meet at an investment forum in Seoul April 17-18.A Chinese delegation, ... Read more...

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Chaudhary new Haryana chief secretary


April 3rd, 2012 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 3 (IANS) The Haryana government Tuesday appointed Pradeep Kumar Chaudhary as the state's new chief secretary, an official spokesman said here.Chaudhary replaces Urvashi Gulati, who retired March 31.The ... Read more...

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Is China driving US exports?


March 30th, 2012 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 30 (IANS) China seems to be driving US exports, as shipments from the US to the Asian giant are growing much faster than to other major destinations.According to ... Read more...

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South Korea, Turkey agree on free trade deal


March 26th, 2012 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, March 26 (IANS) South Korea and Turkey signed a preliminary agreement on a free trade deal that will eliminate all tariffs imposed on goods traded between the two nations, ... Read more...

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EU forces Britain to take in 12,000 Indian workers


March 2nd, 2012 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, Mrach 2 (IANS) Brussels has drawn up a plan that could force Britain to admit 12,000 workers from India despite soaring unemployment at home, the Daily Mail reported.The order ... Read more...

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‘UAE committed to support Pakistan’s security’


February 28th, 2012 - 1:01 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Feb 27 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates Monday has reiterated its commitment to help Pakistan's security and stability besides providing political, economic, and educational support to the Pakistanis.UAE's ... Read more...

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India assures greater market access to SAARC countries


February 16th, 2012 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 16 (IANS) India Thursday said it will take pro-active measures to reduce barriers in trade and services, in a bid to ensure greater economic integration in the South ... Read more...

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Pakistan, Sri Lanka to increase trade to over $2 bn


February 11th, 2012 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 11 (IANS) Visiting Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa and his Pakistani counterpart Asif Ali Zardari have agreed to increase bilateral trade to over $2 billion over the next ... Read more...

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Activists slam EU-India Free Trade Agreement


February 10th, 2012 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) Activists from several NGOs Friday accused the European Union (EU) of using India to bail out itself from its current economic crisis and protested the ... Read more...

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Rajapaksa visits Pakistan (Lead)


February 10th, 2012 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 10 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa arrived in Pakistan Friday on a three-day state visit.Rajapaksa was received at the Chaklala air base in Rawalpindi by Senate ... Read more...

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CPI-M opposes binding pact with EU


February 8th, 2012 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) The CPI-M Wednesday urged the Indian government not to conclude any binding agreement with the Europen Union before discussing them with Indian stakeholders.The government should ... Read more...

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Mexico lost $872 bn to illegal capital flight: Study


January 31st, 2012 - 12:05 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Jan 31 (IANS/EFE) Mexico lost $872 billion to illicit financial outflows between 1970 and 2010, according to a report released Monday by a US-based research and advocacy group.The ... Read more...

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Trade accord with India by mid-year, says Thai minister (Interview)


January 26th, 2012 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) India and Thailand hope to conclude a far-reaching duty-free agreement by the middle of this year that will help double bilateral trade to $14 ... Read more...

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India-Thailand FTA by middle of 2012


January 25th, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Thailand Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra Wednesday said India and Thailand will finalise by the middle of 2012 a free trade agreement and upgrade the pact ... Read more...

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Zardari seeks preferential trade ties with Myanmar (Lead)


January 25th, 2012 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 25 (IANS) President Asif Ali Zardari has called for enhancing two-way trade between Pakistan and Myanmar and establishing a preferential tariff arrangement leading to the culmination of a ... Read more...

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Trade with ASEAN to grow to $70 bn by 2012


January 20th, 2012 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 20 (IANS) Trade between India and the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) countries is expected to grow to $70 billion in 2012, a senior external affairs ministry ... Read more...

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India, EU firm up agenda for summit, discuss free trade


January 16th, 2012 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Jan 16 (IANS) India and the European Union Monday held wide-ranging talks on trade and security issues to firm up the agenda for their summit next month.Catherine Ashton, the ... Read more...

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Top EU official to visit India


January 15th, 2012 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, Jan 15 (IANS) European Union (EU) foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton will visit India Monday-Tuesday and she is scheduled to meet External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna, Defence Minister A.K. ... Read more...

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Stable Pakistan in interest of India, US, say senators


January 12th, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Jan 12 (IANS) The US Senate India Caucus Thursday said a stable Pakistan is in the interest of both the United States and India."There seems to be real time ... Read more...

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India holds promise for German companies, says envoy


January 4th, 2012 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 4 (IANS) Companies in Germany are looking to ramp up their presence in India with investment and two-way trade would reach the 20 billion euros (Rs.1,376 billion) target ... Read more...

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No change in Seoul’s fundamentals over Kim’s death: Moody’s


December 19th, 2011 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Dec 19 (IANS) South Korea's economic fundamentals would not change with the death of North Korea's top leader Kim Jong-il, a senior official at Moody's said Monday."We will continue ... Read more...

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Mexico sets 60-year prison term for female homicides


December 15th, 2011 - 11:52 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Dec 15 (IANS/EFE) Mexico's lower house approved a bill that would make female homicides, or "femicides", punishable by between 40-60 years in prison, legislative sources said.The bill, which ... Read more...

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