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South Korean economy shows weaker growth momentum


August 9th, 2012 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Aug 9 (IANS) The South Korean economy has seen a weakening growth momentum due to lacklustre exports and domestic demand, the central bank said Thursday."The domestic economy showed weaker ... Read more...

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South Korean economic indicators weakening on sagging export


August 7th, 2012 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Aug 7 (IANS) South Korea's economic indicators related to production and investment weakened recently due to a reduction in exports, the finance ministry said Tuesday."Our economy saw stable consumer ... Read more...

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Food inflation may be result of growing prosperity: Manmohan


November 4th, 2011 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
Cannes, Nov 4 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday said inflation in food articles in India was, indeed, a problem but said that grain prices have been relatively stable. ... Read more...

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‘Drought in China will not hit world grain prices’, says Foreign Ministry spokesman


February 16th, 2011 - 6:19 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Feb 16 (ANI): Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Ma Zhaoxu has downplayed the concerns that the prevailing drought in China's wheat-producing regions will have a global impact.The situation "will not affect ... Read more...

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Mexico’s central bank raises growth forecast


February 10th, 2011 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Feb 10 (IANS/EFE) Mexico's central bank has announced it has revised upward its forecast for economic growth this year, from a range of 3.2 percent to 4.2 percent to one ... Read more...

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Food inflation still high: Ahluwalia


October 21st, 2010 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia Thursday termed food inflation, which fell nearly by a percentage point to 15.53 percent as of October 9, as "still ... Read more...

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Conflict between monetary, fiscal policies exaggerated: Rangarajan


August 7th, 2010 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 7 (IANS) Economic Advisory Council chairman C. Rangarajan Saturday said the conflicts between fiscal policy and monetary policy were exaggerated but called for coordination between the two. "I think monetary policy ... Read more...

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Liquidity not pushing up food prices, says Pranab


December 31st, 2009 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 31 (IANS) Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Thursday said liquidity in the system is not responsible for driving up inflation, specially the rise in food prices. "We have discussed with ... Read more...

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Jharkhand traders protest VAT on food grains


June 5th, 2009 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, June 5 (IANS) Around 600,000 traders in Jharkhand kept their shops closed Friday to protest against the state government's decision to impose four percent value-added tax (VAT) on food grains from ... Read more...

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Ban on rice, wheat exports extended till next April


August 21st, 2008 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) India on Thursday decided to extend the ban on exports of rice, wheat and pulses till next April in an effort to keep the staple food grain ... Read more...

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G-8 leaders to call for stockpiling basic grains


July 6th, 2008 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Toyako (Japan), July 6 (DPA) Leaders of the Group of Eight (G-8) industrialized nations are expected to agree during their summit in Hokkaido to stockpile grains to better cope with future food ... Read more...

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India can never be exploitative with Africa: minister


June 25th, 2008 - 12:10 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) Ahead of the 11th African Union Summit in Egypt, Minister of State for External Affairs Anand Sharma said Tuesday that India is ready to partner Africa in ... Read more...

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Giving poor people money to purchase food might bring about food aid revolution


June 6th, 2008 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 6 (ANI): The world might soon see a revolution in food aid, with rich nations preferring to give money to the people in poor countries to purchase food. According to ... Read more...

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Inflation, terror twin challenges, says Manmohan


May 23rd, 2008 - 1:40 am ICT by admin
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday said controlling inflation and improving the internal security situation were the twin challenges before his government as it goes into the fifth ... Read more...

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South Korea ready to help North tackle looming famine


May 15th, 2008 - 7:02 pm ICT by admin
DPA Seoul, May 15 (DPA) South Korea said Thursday that it was ready to hold talks with North Korea on sending food aid to its impoverished neighbour as the United Nations and aid ... Read more...

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Mulford tries to play down Bush’s Indian remarks


May 5th, 2008 - 11:53 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Hoping to assuage angry feelings kicked off by US President George Bush's remarks linking the Indian middle class to high global food prices, the US Ambassador David ... Read more...

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Left parties turn heat on UPA government on price rise(Lead)


April 25th, 2008 - 5:26 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Mounting pressure on the government to bring down fod grain prices, the Left parties Friday submitted a six-point charter of demands to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh as ... Read more...

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Germany cancels plans to mix ethanol with petrol


April 4th, 2008 - 7:30 pm ICT by admin
DPA Berlin, April 4 (DPA) Amid growing fears that biofuel farming is harming the environment and driving world food prices, Germany Friday cancelled plans to mix more ethanol made from plants with petrol. ... Read more...

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Melting glaciers will shrink harvests in India, China


March 21st, 2008 - 3:20 pm ICT by admin
New York, March 21 (IANS) Shrinking Himalayan glaciers will turn the Ganga in India and the Yangtze in China into seasonal rivers that dry up in summers, massively reducing grain harvests, and ... Read more...

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India raises rice export prices


March 7th, 2008 - 8:59 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) India has raised the minimum price for exporting basmati and non-basmati rice to $900 and $650 per tonne respectively, the Commerce and Industry Ministry stated in a ... Read more...

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PM assures ‘reasonable price stability’


March 5th, 2008 - 7:58 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) The government will bring in an adequate mechanism for "reasonable price stability" without neglecting the prices that were due for farmers for their produce, Prime Minister Manmohan ... Read more...

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Cyprus GDP up 4.6 per cent in the third quarter of 2007


January 15th, 2008 - 10:33 am ICT by admin
Nicosia, Jan 15 (ANI): The GDP of the eastern Mediterranean island of Cyprus grew by 4.6 per cent in the third quarter of 2007 compared to the same quarter of 2006-higher than ... Read more...

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Afghanistan requests for extra food supplies


January 5th, 2008 - 7:18 pm ICT by admin
Kabul, Jan 5 (ANI): Concerned that the problem of wheat shortage might aggravate during the winter, Afghanistan has appealed to the international community for extra supplies of wheat. Afghanistan is partially dependent on ... Read more...

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