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Indian automobile industry turnover $145 bn by 2016: Patel


September 5th, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) Heavy Industries Minister Praful Patel Wednesday said the Indian automobile and auto component industry turnover will reach $145 billion by 2016 to account for more ... Read more...

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Unfavourable levies hit Indian manufacturing: FICCI


August 12th, 2012 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Several industrial sectors like tyres, electronic hardware, electrical equipment and medical instruments are suffering due to an unfavourable duty structure which makes Indian manufacturing uncompetitive, ... Read more...

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India mulling free trade pacts with African countries


May 15th, 2012 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) India is exploring possibilities of entering into free trade pacts with regional groupings of African countries such as the 19-nation Common Market for Eastern and ... Read more...

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Foreign direct investment into South Korea grows


April 5th, 2012 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, April 5 (IANS) Foreign direct investment (FDI) into South Korea grew 17 percent in the first quarter due to a growth in inflow from advanced economies such as Europe ... Read more...

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South Korea’s farming population dips below three million


February 3rd, 2012 - 1:13 am ICT by IANS
Seoul, Feb 2 (IANS) South Korea's farming population has dropped to less than three million, decades after the country moved towards rapid industrialization, a media report said Thursday.According to the ... Read more...

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White House chief of staff William Daley steps down


January 10th, 2012 - 7:29 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 10 (IANS) White House Chief of Staff William Daley is stepping down, US President Barack Obama said Monday.The president named Jacob Lew, who heads the White House ... Read more...

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Exports look grim, condition may worsen in six months


December 16th, 2011 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) India's exports will continue to worsen over the coming months as factors affecting overseas shipments such as lacklustre international demand, rising cost of inputs and ... Read more...

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Canadian PM urges G20 Summit to restore market confidence


October 19th, 2011 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
Ottawa, Oct 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Stephen Harper has called on G20 leaders to restore market confidence with concrete policy commitments at their upcoming summit in Cannes, France.Harper, in a ... Read more...

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Canada eyes EU trade deal to boost economy


October 18th, 2011 - 1:25 pm ICT by IANS
Ottawa, Oct 18 (IANS) Canada is moving closer to reaching a trade agreement with the European Union as the two sides started a new round of talks Monday, a Canadian ... Read more...

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India keen to buy minerals from Africa: Sharma


August 9th, 2011 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) India is looking forward to partner with African countries for buying minerals as well supporting them with technology for mining and exploration, Commerce and Industry ... Read more...

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India, Australia to begin free trade talks


May 2nd, 2011 - 3:22 am ICT by IANS
Canberra, May 2 (IANS) Indian Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma and his Australian counterpart Craig Emerson will begin talks on a free trade agreement between the two countries when ... Read more...

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International trade treaties should be ratified by parliament: BJP


April 21st, 2011 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Opposition Bharatiya Janata Party Thursday demanded a legislation to make ratification of international trade agreements subject to parliamentary approval.Talking to reporters, BJP spokesperson Prakash ... Read more...

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Free trade pact with India by 2013: Canada PM


April 1st, 2011 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, April 1 (IANS) India figured prominently in the heat of the Canadian election campaign Thursday when Prime Minister Stephen Harper said that if his party is returned power, ... Read more...

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Chrysler plant in Mexico to build Fiat subcompact


March 9th, 2011 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, March 9 (IANS/EFE) The Fiat 500 subcompact is to be manufactured at a Chrysler plant in the central Mexican city of Toluca, the CEO of Chrysler Group LLC ... Read more...

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McCain mistakenly says iPads, iPhones are manufactured in US


March 7th, 2011 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 7 (ANI): Arizona senator John McCain has mistakenly said in an interview that that iPads and iPhones were made in the U.S. when speaking about free trade agreements."It's obviously recognition ... Read more...

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Ecuador envoy calls for improved South-South cooperation


February 14th, 2011 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 14 (IANS) Ecuador's Ambassador to India Carlos Abad Monday said a strong South-South cooperation was the only way forward in the wake of global meltdown.Speaking at a conference on India-Ecuador ... Read more...

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Dominican Republic invites Indian business to set up base


January 31st, 2011 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 31 (IANS) With its free trade agreements and preferential market access to the US and European Union, the Dominican Republic in the Caribbean offers a duty-free gateway for Indian companies ... Read more...

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Building strong economic plank key to taking US-India strategic ties forward: Official


January 28th, 2011 - 12:40 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Jan.28 (ANI): The United States is of the view that building a strong economic plank with India is the key for building and taking forward the existing strategic partnership into ... Read more...

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Dutch PM Rutte meets Britain’s Cameron for bilateral talks


January 25th, 2011 - 1:29 pm ICT by BNO News
LONDON (BNO NEWS) -- British Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday welcomed Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte to Downing Street for bilateral talks.The two leaders discussed a range of issues including the ... Read more...

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Canadian lumber now available in India


January 17th, 2011 - 7:04 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan.17 (ANI): Canada's Minister of International Trade Peter Van Loan has welcomed the opening of Canadian exports of spruce lumber to India.The announcement is effective immediately and comes as ... Read more...

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Cheaper Indian goods in Canadian market after free trade deal


November 13th, 2010 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, Nov 13 (IANS) India will join China in filling up Canadian stores with cheaper goods once New Delhi and Ottawa sign a free trade agreement to do away with ... Read more...

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Manmohan Singh heads home after 3-nation Asian tour


October 30th, 2010 - 8:12 pm ICT by ANI
Hanoi, Oct.30 (ANI): Having concluded his substantive weeklong three-nation tour of Japan, Malaysia and Vietnam, Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh is returning to New Delhi today evening.Dr. Singh left for ... Read more...

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US economic experts bat for UNSC seat for India


October 30th, 2010 - 10:43 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Oct 30 (IANS) As President Barack Obama travels to India next week, two leading economists have strongly backed India's case for a permanent seat of the UN Security ... Read more...

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India to negotiate free trade agreements with Indonesia, Thailand soon


October 28th, 2010 - 10:35 pm ICT by ANI
By Naveen KapoorHanoi, Oct.28 (ANI): In a move that can change the dynamics of trade in East Asia and also throw a challenge to China's economic dominance in its own backyard, ... Read more...

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Henry’s resignation has closed “sad and regrettable” episode: Kiwi PM


October 11th, 2010 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Oct 11 (ANI): New Zealand Prime Minister John Key has said that the resignation of TVNZ presenter Paul Henry for his 'racist' comments against Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit has ... Read more...

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US businessmen to meet in Sri Lanka


October 1st, 2010 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 1 (IANS) A second annual conference to attract US investment to Sri Lanka will be held in Colombo Oct 12-14, giving business executives a chance to expand businesses in the ... Read more...

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Government tells planters to brace for competition from FTAs (Lead)


September 14th, 2010 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
By Fakir Balaji Coonoor (Tamil Nadu), Sep 14 (IANS) The government Tuesday asked the commodity plantation sector in southern India to brace for competition in the domestic and export markets coming from free ... Read more...

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Move to engage ‘own security advice’ for Delhi CWG ‘defies logic’: NZOC


September 14th, 2010 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
Auckland, Sep 14(ANI): The New Zealand Olympic Committee (NZOC) has said that the decision of Netball New Zealand (NNZ), Hockey New Zealand (HNZ) and the New Zealand Rugby Union (NZRU) to engage ... Read more...

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India moots easing norms for existing foreign joint ventures


September 11th, 2010 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) India's commerce and industry ministry has favoured the easing of norms for foreign companies that already have tie-ups with a domestic firm but want to expand their ... Read more...

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Accelerate India’s economic diplomacy: Krishna


September 3rd, 2010 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 3 (IANS) External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Friday underlined the importance of economic cooperation in a world that is still recovering from the global economic meltdown. He was chairing a meeting ... Read more...

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India to ink FTAs with Japan, Malaysia by year-end


August 26th, 2010 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) India is likely to sign free trade agreements with Japan and Malaysia in three to four months, but the pact with the European Union is unlikely ... Read more...

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Inverted duty structures in FTAs not good: ACMA


August 18th, 2010 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Automotive Component Manufacturer Association of India (ACMA) Wednesday urged the government to look into the inverted duty structures in free trade agreements (FTAs) which it intends to ... Read more...

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Developed countries stop using arm-twisting measures in FTAs: UN Special Rapporteur


July 20th, 2010 - 4:02 pm ICT by admin
By Bobby Ramakant, Citizen News Service (CNS)IN GUATEMALA THE PRICES OF SOME DRUGS WENT UP BY 845,000 TIMESThe European Union’s actions are a direct threat to access to safe, effective and affordable ... Read more...

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Taiwan protests China’s bid to block trade pacts


June 2nd, 2010 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Taipei, June 2 (DPA) Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou Wednesday objected to China's bid to block the island from signing free-trade pacts with other countries, saying it is Taipei's right to do so. "We ... Read more...

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Higher auto components’ import foreseen


March 7th, 2010 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) India's automobile industry could increase import of components by as much as 42 percent by 2013-14, based on current consumption levels. Imports could grow faster, once free ... Read more...

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