international trade

South Korea’s current account surplus hits new high


August 29th, 2012 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Aug 29 (IANS) South Korea's current account surplus hit a new high last month as imports contracted at a faster pace than exports, data by the central bank showed ... Read more...

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Cow urine products from India seized in Britain


August 17th, 2012 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 17 (IANS) Herbal remedies and massage oils containing cow urine, poisonous plants, goat meat and ground tiger claws that were smuggled from India have been seized by border ... Read more...

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Chinese woman held for smuggling deer genitals


August 13th, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Chinese woman has been held in Russia while trying to smuggle dried deer genitals in her purse.Employees at the Blagoveshchensk-Heihe international passenger checkpoint in ... Read more...

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24-hour custom clearance at eight airports, ports


August 7th, 2012 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) Customs clearance facilities will be provided at eight airports and seaports round-the-clock from Aug 25 to facilitate international trade, the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) said ... Read more...

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South Korea’s current account posts surplus


July 27th, 2012 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, July 27 (IANS) South Korea's current account balance posted a surplus of $5.84 billion last month, keeping its surplus for five months in a row, the central bank said ... Read more...

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India, Mauritius agree to push for trade pact


July 6th, 2012 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) India and Mauritius Friday agreed to hasten negotiations on the proposed Preferential Trade Agreement, with a view to boost bilateral trade and enhance economic engagements.Mauritian ... Read more...

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Chinese agency suffers losses abroad


June 2nd, 2012 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 2 (IANS) A third of the overseas arms of China's State Development and Investment Corp (SIC) suffered losses totaling 59.4 million yuan ($9.32 million) in 2010, China Daily ... Read more...

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India’s share in global trade up: Minister


May 9th, 2012 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) Admitting that India's trade deficit has grown, the government Wednesday said the country was still performing better than most countries and its share in global ... Read more...

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First Myanmar-India car rally in March


February 26th, 2012 - 7:15 am ICT by IANS
Yangon, Feb 26 (IANS) The first Myanmar-India car rally to promote friendship, trade and tourism between the two countries will be launched in March.The rally is organised by the North ... Read more...

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Obama proposes minimum tax on foreign profits


February 23rd, 2012 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 23 (IANS) In a bid to discourage American multinational companies from moving their assets abroad and parking their profits there, the Obama administration has proposed a new ... Read more...

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US to raise issue of bottlenecks in Indian ports


February 20th, 2012 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 20 (IANS) The US will raise the concerns of its companies operating in India with regard to infrastructure and congestion of ports with the Indian officials, visiting Under ... Read more...

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South Korea’s current account surplus contracts


January 30th, 2012 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Jan 30 (IANS) South Korea's current account surplus contracted to a three-month low last month as the travel-related service deficit widened despite brisk exports of major export items, the ... Read more...

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Ban urges Iran not to block Strait of Hormuz


January 26th, 2012 - 10:23 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Jan 26 (IANS) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has urged Iran not to block the Strait of Hormuz, saying it is important for international trade and commerce.Ban, who ... Read more...

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Chinese arrested after 17 years for murder


December 27th, 2011 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 27 (IANS) A suspect, who was among a group of 18 armed poachers who shot dead a government official of the anti-poaching department in China, has been arrested ... Read more...

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Myanmar-India car rally to be held next year


December 26th, 2011 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Dec 26 (IANS) The first-ever Myanmar-India friendship car rally will be launched in January next year to build bilateral relations in culture, tourism and trade between the two countries, ... Read more...

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Red sanders en route to China seized in Himachal


December 9th, 2011 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Dec 9 (IANS) Over 15 tonnes of banned red sanders wood was seized from upper Shimla while being smuggled to China, police said here Friday. Three people have been ... Read more...

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Global carbon emissions up 50 percent


December 5th, 2011 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 5 (IANS) Global carbon dioxide emissions from burning fossil fuels have gone up by 49 percent over the last two decades to reach a staggering 10 billion tonnes ... Read more...

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Himachal woollens get good response at ITF


November 27th, 2011 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) Hand-knitted woollen products of Himachal Pradesh were much in demand during the India International Trade Fair (IITF) that concluded here Sunday, an official said.Woollens like ... Read more...

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India, South Africa to cooperate in SME sector


November 15th, 2011 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) India and South Africa Tuesday agreed to boost trade and investment and further strengthen bilateral cooperation in micro, small and medium enterprises sector.Minister of State ... Read more...

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Over 60 Indian firms to showcase products at Australian trade fair


November 15th, 2011 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 15 (IANS) Over 60 Indian companies and artisans will showcase their unique products at an international trade fair here -- Australian International Sourcing Fair -- from Nov 22-24.The ... Read more...

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For South Africa, Delhi trade fair is road to global market


November 15th, 2011 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Pretoria, Nov 15 (IANS) South Africa's art and craft sector views its participation in the annual India International Trade Fair (IITF) as a big opportunity to promote its national culture ... Read more...

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US urges India to open up solar energy market


November 9th, 2011 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Nov 9 (IANS) The United States has urged India to open its market for clean technologies, especially in the area of solar energy, saying openness and competition would ... Read more...

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US to mobilize $25 mn for clean energy R&D; in India


November 7th, 2011 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 7 (IANS) The United States will mobilize $25 million of Department of Energy funding for a joint clean energy research and development (R&D;) center in India, Under ... Read more...

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International trade expo opens in Pakistan


October 21st, 2011 - 5:46 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 21 (IANS) Pakistani Commerce Minister Makhdoom Amin Fahim Thursday inaugurated the 6th International Expo Pakistan in southern Karachi city.More than 50 countries, including Russia, China and Japan, are ... Read more...

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Britain to campaign for saving rhinos


August 15th, 2011 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 15 (IANS) Britain is going to lead a campaign this week to save the rhino from extinction.Rhinos are being slaughtered across Africa at the rate of nearly one ... Read more...

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Threat of bioterrorism very real: Study


July 26th, 2011 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 26 (IANS) The threat of bioterrorism is very real and cannot just be wished away, warns the World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH). Study authors pointed out that ... Read more...

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UAE issues rules for chicken, egg imports


July 11th, 2011 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, July 10 (IANS/WAM) The UAE Sunday issued guidelines for importing live chickens and eggs from Asia.Exporters should have an early warning system for detecting avian flu, said the document ... Read more...

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Canada to issue 10-year visa from mid-July


June 16th, 2011 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) The 10-year Canadian visa for Indians will be available from mid-July this year, a Canadian official said Thursday.In an announcement made last week, the Canadian ... Read more...

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India Dubai’s biggest trade partner in Jan-Feb


May 20th, 2011 - 2:07 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, May 20 (IANS/WAM) India was Dubai's main import, export and re-export trading partner for the first two months of 2011, while the emirate's non-petroleum direct international trade shot up ... Read more...

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China will overtake US, dominate global trade by 2030: Report


March 25th, 2011 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Mar 25 (ANI): Leading accountancy firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has claimed that China will overtake the US and dominate global trade by 2030.Currently, China's international trade is worth 2.21 trillion dollars ... Read more...

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World urged to show commitment to poor countries


February 19th, 2011 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) A day after India announced a $500-million aid package for the Least Developed Countries (LDCs), the global community was Saturday urged to show its political commitment in ... Read more...

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UAE, Malaysia discuss ways to promote trade


January 31st, 2011 - 11:43 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Jan 31 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates and Malaysia Monday vowed to strengthen economic ties and discussed ways to promote trade between the two countries.At a meeting held here between ... Read more...

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International Customs Day celebrated in Delhi


January 27th, 2011 - 6:56 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan.27 (ANI): Indian Customs celebrated International Customs Day on Thursday at function held here.S. Dutt Majumder, Chairman of the Central Board of Excise and Customs, was the chief guest.Trade organizations ... Read more...

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Five-day Punjab International Trade Expo begins in Amritsar


December 9th, 2010 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
Amritsar, Dec 9 (ANI): The five-day long Punjab International Trade Expo (PITEX) began here on Wednesday.The PITEX 2010 is the third edition of this trade fair, and is aimed at facilitating the ... Read more...

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Pulses output to touch 16.5 mn tonnes this year: Pawar


December 5th, 2010 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) India could end up producing up to 16.5 million tonnes of pulses this year, reducing the need for imports, Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar said here Sunday."This ... Read more...

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