largest importer

Exclude Russia from arms show: Human Rights Watch to France


June 10th, 2012 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, June 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) International rights organisation Human Rights Watch (HRW) has asked France to reconsider allowing Russia's state-owned arms exporter Rosoboronexport to take part in an upcoming arms ... Read more...

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South Koreans rally against US beef import


May 3rd, 2012 - 9:06 am ICT by IANS
Seoul, May 3 (IANS) Hundreds of South Koreans held a candlelight rally in the capital Wednesday evening to protest the government's decision to continue beef imports from the US even ... Read more...

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China to boost import to balance foreign trade


May 1st, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 1 (IANS) China has called for increasing imports and stabilising exports in order to promote a more balanced growth in foreign trade, a media report said Tuesday.China's cabinet, ... Read more...

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India should allow processing of pulses for exports


April 6th, 2012 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 6 (IANS) The Indian government should allow at least the processing of imported raw pulses for export markets so that the domestic milling industry occupies the slots now ... Read more...

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Defence industry commission under PMO proposed (Lead)


April 2nd, 2012 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) Against the backdrop of India emerging as the world's largest importer of arms, an industry lobby and a global consultancy Monday recommended the setting up ... Read more...

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‘Form defence industry commission under PMO’


April 2nd, 2012 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) Against the backdrop of India emerging as the world's largest importer of arms, an industry lobby and a global consultancy have recommended the setting up ... Read more...

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Mukherjee rules out roll-back of gold duty hike


March 27th, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Tuesday ruled out any roll back of the proposed hike in duty on gold, saying precious foreign exchange was being ... Read more...

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Russia defends arms supplies to Syria


February 5th, 2012 - 10:09 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's arms supplies to Syria will not affect the balance of power in the Middle East, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said."We've explained the facts -- ... Read more...

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India raises base import price of gold, silver


February 1st, 2012 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) India has raised the base import price of gold by 5.7 percent to $556 per 10 grams and that of silver by 12 percent to ... Read more...

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China plans to export more to developing nations


December 7th, 2011 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 7 (IANS) China plans to raise its exports to the developing countries as it believes that the demand from developed nations is unlikely to improve, a senior Chinese ... Read more...

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China issues first white paper on foreign trade


December 7th, 2011 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 7 (IANS) The Chinese government Wednesday issued a white paper on foreign trade, highlighting the country's achievements in boosting foreign trade and its contribution to the world economy.China ... Read more...

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Will seek lower import duties on dredgers, says Vasan


November 18th, 2011 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 18 (IANS) The Indian shipping ministry will take up with appropriate authorities the issue of reducing customs duty on import of dredgers while it awaits details on standards ... Read more...

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Experts, victims plead for asbestos ban


November 14th, 2011 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Nov 14 (IANS) International experts at the Second Asian Ban Asbestos Network Conference here Monday highlighted the dangers of exposure to asbestos and the plight of thousands of labourers ... Read more...

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China’s foreign trade to top $3 trillion this year: Official


October 28th, 2011 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 28 (IANS) A senior Chinese official said Friday the country's foreign trade volume will surpass $3 trillion this year, accounting for 10.5 percent of the world's total.The country's ... Read more...

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China’s foreign trade to top $3 tn


October 28th, 2011 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 28 (IANS) China's foreign trade will surpass $3 trillion this year, accounting for 10.5 percent of the world's total, a senior official said Friday.This year marked the 10th ... Read more...

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MFN status will spur Indian tea exports to Pakistan


October 25th, 2011 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Coonoor (Tamil Nadu), Oct 25 (IANS) Reeling under the onslaught of fierce competition from Kenya and Sri Lanka, Indian tea planters are waiting for Pakistan to grant most favoured nation ... Read more...

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Pakistani shrimp exports up 7.7 percent


October 2nd, 2011 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 2 (IANS) Pakistan's shrimp and prawn exports rose by 7.75 percent during July, 2010 and April, 2011.An official of the commerce ministry said Saturday that about 5,638 tonnes ... Read more...

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Golden returns from silver push prices to all-time high


February 27th, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
By Rohit Vaid New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Unrest in the Arab world has been rocking Indian stocks, taking the bottom out of key indices, but it has also led to the ... Read more...

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India to pay Iran for oil through German central bank


February 25th, 2011 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) India is working out an arrangement through Deutsche Bundesbank (the German Central Bank) to pay Iran for crude oil purchases, an official statement said Friday. Finance ... Read more...

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RBI keen on finding solution to Iran payment crisis (Lead)


December 30th, 2010 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore/New Delhi, Dec 30 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Thursday favoured an early solution to the Iran payment crisis as it may affect Iranian crude imports to India."We have to ... Read more...

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India discussing solutions for Iran payment crisis


December 30th, 2010 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 30 (IANS) India's petroleum and finance ministry are holding talks to work out an alternate settlement mechanism for Iranian crude imports, after the Reserve Bank of India said Indian ... Read more...

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China’s foreign trade to top $2.9 trillion in 2010


December 17th, 2010 - 1:08 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 17 (IANS) China's foreign trade will exceed $2.9 trillion this year, and the country expects its trade and international payments to be more balanced over the next five years, said ... Read more...

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India, Belgium trade to go beyond diamonds


December 12th, 2010 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
By Sarwar Kashani On board Air India One, Dec 12 (IANS) India and Belgium want to diversify their trade ties - currently dominated by diamonds - in sectors like IT, energy and ... Read more...

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India is EU’s 9th major trading partner


December 9th, 2010 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, Dec 9 (IANS) The European Union's (EU) trade in goods with India, which is the EU's 9th most important trading partner, picked up in the first nine months of 2010 after ... Read more...

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Adani Enterprises buys Australian coal asset for $2.7 billion


August 3rd, 2010 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 3 (IANS) Gujarat-based Adani Enterprises, part of the Rs.30,000-crore diversfied Adani Group, has acquired the coal mine assets of Linc Energy of Australia for a cash and royalty package worth ... Read more...

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Ban export of ore with 60 percent iron content: ASSOCHAM


July 20th, 2010 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) India should completely ban exports of iron ore having more than 60 percent iron content in it, the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) ... Read more...

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Kerala planters happy with soaring rubber prices


July 10th, 2010 - 12:44 pm ICT by IANS
By Sanu George Kottayam (Kerala), July 10 (IANS) Planters in Kerala are a happy lot with the soaring prices of natural rubber which are hovering around an all-time high of Rs.182 a kg ... Read more...

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Gold loses lustre among Indian customers due to rising price


February 10th, 2010 - 6:35 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb. 10 (ANI): Gold has lost its lustre among Indian customers due to its rising prices.International spot gold, which guides the domestic market, has continued its upwards trend in recent ... Read more...

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‘Botswana’s diamonds of interest to India’


January 5th, 2010 - 11:15 pm ICT by IANS
By Devirupa Mitra Lusaka, Jan 5 (IANS) Botswana's diamonds are of "direct interest" to India, Indian Vice President Hamid Ansari said as he began his three-nation Africa tour Tuesday."Botswana is the world's first ... Read more...

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India emerges as lucrative option for Malaysian timber exporters


November 16th, 2009 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov. 16 (ANI): With the domestic timber market bleeding due to recession, Malaysian exporters are turning to India, a lucrative market with encouraging import trends.In 2008, Malaysia exported timber and ... Read more...

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Indian business team heads for Iran to explore beyond oil


October 6th, 2009 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 6 (IANS) In a bid to look for bilateral economic ties that go beyond the energy sector, a 10-member business delegation is visiting Iran on a three-day mission starting ... Read more...

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Indian consortium to invest in edible oil refinery in Australia (Lead, correcting name)


September 9th, 2009 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 9 (IANS) An Indian consortium led by the Bangalore-based diversified business house, the Bhoruka Group, is investing Australian $63 million ($54 million) in an edible oil refinery at Wagga ... Read more...

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Bangalore’s Bhoruka group to set up edible oil unit in Australia


September 9th, 2009 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
By Neena Bhandari Sydney, Sep 9 (IANS) An Indian consortium led by Bhoruka group, a diversified industrial house headquartered in Bangalore, is investing Austraian $63 million ($54 million) in a new ... Read more...

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India’s arms imports to touch $30 bn by 2012: Assocham


August 16th, 2009 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) India's arms imports are expected to touch $30 billion by 2012 even as the domestic defence market is poised to grow to $700 million in five years, ... Read more...

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Production of cocaine, heroin dropped in 2008


June 25th, 2009 - 12:56 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 24 (DPA) Worldwide production of cocaine and heroin dropped in 2008, with the sharpest reductions in Colombia and Afghanistan, the UN said in a report Wednesday. Cultivation of opium poppies - ... Read more...

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