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Trade volume among BRICS nations up six-fold


September 12th, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 12 (IANS) The annual trade volume among five BRICS countries reached $300 billion in 2011, about six-fold increase over the past decade, a Chinese minister said.The BRICS nations ... Read more...

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Now Bangladesh eyes China’s cloth market


September 3rd, 2012 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Sep 3 (IANS) With China rapidly progressing toward the high-tech industries than basic manufacturing items, Bangladesh is anticipating a big boom in its garment exports to the nearly $300 ... Read more...

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$189 mn of China’s imports MoUs between Indian and Chinese firms


August 27th, 2012 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi Aug 27 (IANS) Industry association FICCI and the China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Machinery and Electronic Products (CCCME) Monday signed an agreement to boost ... Read more...

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China, North Korea to develop economic zones


August 14th, 2012 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 14 (IANS) China will develop two economic zones in North Korea, China's commerce ministry announced Tuesday.Both sides met here Tuesday to discuss the setting up of Rason Economic ... Read more...

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58 percent rise in China’s alcohol imports


August 10th, 2012 - 9:31 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 10 (IANS) China's alcohol imports has risen 58.1 percent from a year earlier to $2.4 billion last year, according to the country's commerce ministry.In 2011, the country imported ... Read more...

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Bengal moves to recover WBIDC loans


August 7th, 2012 - 12:12 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 6 (IANS) In an attempt to recover around Rs.500 crore in outstanding loans of the West Bengal Industrial Development Corporation (WBIDC), the state government Monday said it ... Read more...

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India, Sri Lanka to double trade to $10 bn by 2015


August 3rd, 2012 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Aug 3 (IANS) India and Sri Lanka have set a target to double bilateral trade to $10 billion by 2015, India's Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma said Friday."We ... Read more...

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India, Bangladesh to set up more border markets


July 27th, 2012 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, July 27 (IANS) Dhaka and New Delhi are keen to set up eight more markets along the India-Bangladesh border in the northeastern states, Bangladesh Foreign Secretary Mohamed Mijarul Quayes ... Read more...

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India pitches for free movement of labour across borders


July 26th, 2012 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 26 (IANS) India's Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma Thursday urged countries across the world, especially in European region, to liberalise visa norms and allow free movement of ... 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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Colombia to ratify tax treaty with India by year-end


July 8th, 2012 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, July 8 (IANS) Colombia is likely to ratify double taxation avoidance agreement (DTAA) with India by the end of this year, which will help boost flow of two-way investments.Colombia's ... 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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Afghanistan keen to trade with India via Wagah-Attari border


July 1st, 2012 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) Afghanistan wants to trade with India through the Wagah-Attari border and has urged Pakistan to work out a mechanism that would spur regional trade and ... Read more...

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Sharjah marks International Museums Day


May 20th, 2012 - 12:59 am ICT by IANS
Sharjah, May 19 (IANS/WAM) Sharjah 's Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) marked the International Museums Day here Friday.This year the annual event was themed: "Museums in a Changing ... Read more...

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India-UAE joint task force to explore investments (Lead)


May 18th, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) In a bid to boost their $57-billion bilateral trade, India and United Arab Emirates (UAE) Friday decided to set up a high-level joint task force ... Read more...

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India, Bangladesh to improve trade facilities along border


May 7th, 2012 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, May 7 (IANS) Officials of India and Bangladesh will undertake a joint study next month to examine the infrastructure for trade and business along the border and also suggest ... Read more...

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MFN status to India by year-end: Pakistan


May 2nd, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, May 2 (IANS) Pakistan will grant India most favoured nation (MFN) status by the end of this year, the country's commerce minister has said."There are some technicalities and after ... Read more...

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Bengal inks land lease pacts with seven firms


April 18th, 2012 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 18 (IANS) The West Bengal government Wednesday signed land lease pacts with seven companies which would set up their industrial units in the state, involving a total investment ... Read more...

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India, Pakistan agree to open more trade routes


April 14th, 2012 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) Just a day after opening a new integrated check post at the Attari border, India and Pakistan Saturday said the countries were exploring the possibilities ... Read more...

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New checkpost opened at Attari, to boost sub-continental trade (Second Lead)


April 13th, 2012 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
Attari (Punjab), April 13 (IANS) Trade between India and Pakistan through the land border route is expected to go up almost 10 times with the formal inauguration Friday of ... Read more...

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New integrated checkpost opened at Attari, to boost Indo-Pak trade (Lead)


April 13th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Attari (Punjab), April 13 (IANS) Trade between India and Pakistan through the land border route is expected to go up almost 10 times with the formal inauguration Friday of ... Read more...

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New integrated check post opens at Attari


April 13th, 2012 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
Attari (Punjab), April 13 (IANS) Business between India and Pakistan through the land border route is expected to go up almost 10 times with the formal inauguration Friday ... Read more...

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New India-Pakistan checkpost to boost trade, travel


April 8th, 2012 - 9:42 am ICT by IANS
Attari (Punjab), April 8 (IANS) Trade and people-to-people ties between India and Pakistan takes on a new dimension with the Integrated Check Post (ICP) at the Attari-Wagah international border ... Read more...

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Pakistan provincial minister quits


April 4th, 2012 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 4 (IANS) Dost Muhammad Khosa, Pakistani Punjab's commerce and investment minister, resigned Wednesday following a case being registered against him after an actress whom he had married went ... Read more...

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BRICS to work together at G20, WTO


March 28th, 2012 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Trade ministers from Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) Wednesday agreed to make collective efforts to break the impasse on Doha round of ... Read more...

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BRICS ministers to discuss trade, investment


March 27th, 2012 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Trade ministers from Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS), representing over 40 percent of the world's population, will meet here Wednesday to discuss ... Read more...

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Four more Border Haats to be set up along India-Bangladesh border


March 23rd, 2012 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, March 23 (IANS) Dhaka and New Delhi have agreed to set up four more 'Border Haats' (bazars) along the India-Bangladesh border in Tripura, a minister said here Friday.A ... Read more...

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South Asia to gain when Pakistan frees trade with India: Chamber head


March 21st, 2012 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) The free trade pact among the eight member nations of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) will be operational by the year-end once ... Read more...

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Iran, India pledge to boost trade ties


March 12th, 2012 - 8:49 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, March 12 (IANS) Iranian and Indian business leaders have pledged to boost trade ties. Currently, the bilateral trade is worth $15 billion and expected to hit $25 billion by ... Read more...

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Bangladesh criticizes India’s ban on cotton export


March 8th, 2012 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 8 (IANS) Bangladesh's garment sector is likely to face difficulties following shortage of cotton as India, the region's largest producer of the item, has imposed a ban on ... Read more...

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Despite sanctions, India to ramp up ties with Iran


March 1st, 2012 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Washington, March 1 (IANS) The US may be satisfied that India is "making steps in the right direction" to impose sanctions on Iran, but New Delhi has made ... Read more...

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India, Bangladesh to set up more ‘Border Haats’


February 23rd, 2012 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Feb 23 (IANS) India and Bangladesh have agreed to set up more 'Border Haats' (bazars) along their border in Tripura, Assam and Meghalaya to boost local trade and economy, ... Read more...

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Trade potential making India, Pakistan lift barriers


February 20th, 2012 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 20 (IANS) It is not often that some 150 of India's top corporate leaders visit Pakistan. And when that happened last week, led by Commerce Minister Anand Sharma, ... Read more...

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India, Pakistan agree to ease trade, visa norms


February 15th, 2012 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 15 (IANS) India and Pakistan Wednesday signed three deals and agreed to normalise visa regimes and move from "positive list" to a short "negative list" trade regime by ... Read more...

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‘Trade can lead to peace between India, Pakistan’


February 15th, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 15 (IANS) Increased trade and economic engagements can bring long-lasting peace between India and Pakistan, whose relations have been marred for decades by a host of issues including ... Read more...

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