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China vows to resolve boundary dispute peacefully


September 21st, 2012 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 21 (IANS) China Friday vowed to resolve its differences with neighbours concerning territorial rights through friendly negotiations.China will be more determined to pursue peaceful development, and implement the ... Read more...

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US to sell Apache helicopters to Indonesia


September 21st, 2012 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 21 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has announced the sale of eight Apache helicopters to Indonesia."Today, I'm announcing that the Obama administration has informed Congress of ... Read more...

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Celebrating India-ASEAN ties on high seas


September 14th, 2012 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) Celebrating 20 years of India's ties with ASEAN, Defence Minister A.K. Antony will Saturday flag off a historic six-month long voyage by the Indian Navy's ... Read more...

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Coca-Cola re-enters Myanmar after six decades


September 13th, 2012 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Sep 13 (IANS) Soft drink giant Coca-Cola has re-entered the Myanmar market after a gap of more than 60 years, following the lifting of US economic sanctions on the ... Read more...

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ASEAN economic ministers agree to deepen integration efforts


September 1st, 2012 - 12:39 am ICT by IANS
Siem Reap (Cambodia), Aug 31 (Xinhua) Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) economic ministers agreed Friday to deepen the bloc's integration efforts towards realising an ASEAN Economic Community by 2015, officials ... Read more...

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An Indian bridge to boost neighbourhood trade


August 23rd, 2012 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Aug 23 (IANS) A bridge to be built by India over the river Feni in Tripura for gaining access to Bangladesh's Chittagong sea port would not only facilitate ... Read more...

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Mizoram project to be trade gateway to southeast Asia


August 15th, 2012 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, Aug 15 (IANS) Mizoram will be the gateway to Southeast Asian countries after the construction of the Kaladan Multimodal Transit Transport Project in neighbouring Myanmar, Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla ... Read more...

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Ahead of ASEAN summit, India to host Mekong-Ganga meeting


August 13th, 2012 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Ahead of the India-ASEAN commemorative summit in December, India will be hosting a meeting of the six-nation Mekong-Ganga Cooperation grouping that will bring the foreign ... Read more...

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India-educated Vietnamese may get ASEAN’s top job


August 11th, 2012 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, Aug 11 (IANS) Vietnam's Deputy Foreign Minister Le Luong Minh, an alumnus of India's Jawaharlal Nehru University, may become the ASEAN's next secretary-general, according to reports here.Vietnamese foreign ministry ... Read more...

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‘US-led war games detrimental to Asia-Pacific stability’


August 5th, 2012 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 5 (IANS) US troops have been "massively and incessantly" engaged in military exercises in the Asia-Pacific region since the start of the year, and this has sent a ... Read more...

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China opposes military intervention in South China Sea


July 31st, 2012 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 31 (IANS) China has indisputable sovereign rights over the South China Sea islands and their adjacent waters, and the country opposes any military intervention in this area, a ... Read more...

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India, Indonesia sign double tax avoidance pact, set $25 bn trade target (Lead)


July 27th, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) India and Indonesia, two of the six co-founders of the Non-Aligned Movement and now among the world's emerging economies, Friday held talks to map ... Read more...

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India, Indonesia upbeat on $25 bn trade by 2015


July 27th, 2012 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) India and Indonesia, among the founders of the Non-Aligned Movement and two of the world's emerging economies, Friday held talks to map the ... Read more...

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FTA would complement Indian reforms: New Zealand minister


July 27th, 2012 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, July 27 (IANS) A free trade agreement (FTA) between New Zealand and India would complement the Indian government's domestic economic reform programme by opening up India businesses to limited ... Read more...

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Etihad Airways to fly daily to Vietnam


July 22nd, 2012 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, July 22 (IANS/WAM) Etihad Airways, the flag carrier of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will launch daily flights to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam's commercial capital and most ... Read more...

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South Korea’s trade surplus reduces


July 16th, 2012 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, July 16 (IANS) South Korea's trade surplus reduced to $10.7 billion in the first half of this year compared with a year earlier due to sluggish exports amid external ... Read more...

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Respect our interests in Asia-Pacific, China tells US


July 13th, 2012 - 12:25 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 13 (IANS) The Chinese government hopes the US will respect its interests and concerns along with other nations in the Asia-Pacific region.According to China Daily, Foreign Minister Yang ... Read more...

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India pitches for ASEAN pact in services, investments


July 11th, 2012 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) Seeking to accelerate economic ties with the region, India Wednesday made a strong pitch for an early conclusion of a free trade agreement in services ... Read more...

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US wants close ties with ASEAN


July 11th, 2012 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
Phnom Penh, July 11 (IANS) The US wants to strengthen relations with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Wednesday.She was speaking at ... Read more...

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India steps up ASEAN diplomacy, Singapore PM on way


July 9th, 2012 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) Ahead of the summit with the 11-nation ASEAN this year-end, India is set to step up its Look East policy as Singapore Prime Minister ... Read more...

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Indonesia keen to expand trade with India: envoy


June 17th, 2012 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 17 (IANS) India is Indonesia's fourth largest trading partner and bilateral trade is expected to zoom from $20 to $45 billion by 2015, Indonesian ambassador Andi M. Ghalib ... Read more...

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Indian envoy meets Indonesian parliamentary speaker


June 12th, 2012 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, June 12 (IANS) India's Ambassador to Indonesia Gurjit Singh Tuesday met the country's parliamentary speaker Marzuki Alie and handed him an invitation to visit India.Singh handed the invitation ... Read more...

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Japan, Myanmar open trade talks


May 27th, 2012 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, May 27 (IANS) Japan has opened negotiations with Myanmar on an investment agreement, the trade ministry said."Since many Japanese private companies are trying to do business with Burma (Myanmar), ... Read more...

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ASEAN-India officials meet in Cambodia


May 27th, 2012 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Phnom Penh, May 27 (IANS) Officials of India and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) are meeting here Sunday to review their bilateral cooperation.The one-day meeting is co-chaired by ... Read more...

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Myanmar could be India’s next-door energy supplier: Chinese expert


May 25th, 2012 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 25 (IANS) Considering the geostrategic significance of Myanmar, it is crucial for India to befriend the country as it serves as a land bridge to Southeast Asia ... Read more...

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China foreign trade growth slows, surplus widens (Lead)


May 10th, 2012 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 10 (IANS) China's foreign trade rose 2.7 percent year-on-year to $308 billion in April, with a surplus of $18 billion, authorities said Thursday.The growth rate represents a month-on-month ... Read more...

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Maruti Suzuki exports one millionth vehicle


April 30th, 2012 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Passenger car market leader Maruti Suzuki Monday dispatched its one millionth vehicle, a red coloured hatchback A-star, for delivery in Denmark.The export vehicle left the ... Read more...

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Ban arrives in Myanmar


April 29th, 2012 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, April 29 (IANS) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon arrived here Sunday on a three-day official visit to Myanmar.Ban will meet President U Thein Sein in Nay Pyi Taw ... Read more...

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ONGC-Videsh going ahead with South China Sea exploration


April 24th, 2012 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, April 24 (IANS) State-owned ONGC-Videsh will go ahead with the exploration of oil in the South China Sea despite China's objections, a top company official said here Tuesday."ONGC-Videsh ... Read more...

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ONGC-Videsh going ahead with South China Sea exploration


April 24th, 2012 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, April 24 (IANS) State-owned ONGC-Videsh will go ahead with the exploration of oil in the South China Sea despite China's objections, a top company official said here Tuesday."ONGC-Videsh ... Read more...

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‘Irrelevant parties should stay out of South China Sea’


April 10th, 2012 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 10 (IANS) China Tuesday expressed hope that "irrelevant parties" will avoid getting involved in disputes over the South China Sea.Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Weimin said this at a ... Read more...

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China back to trade surplus (Lead)


April 10th, 2012 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 10 (IANS) China swung back to trade surplus in March from February's deficit of $31.48 billion, posting a $670 million trade surplus in the first quarter, authorities said ... Read more...

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South China Sea is property of world: Krishna


April 6th, 2012 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) The South China Sea is the property of the world and must be free for trade to prosper, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna said Friday ... Read more...

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Close ASEAN cooperation urged to promote growth (Lead)


April 3rd, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Phnom Penh, April 3 (IANS) Cambodia, the current ASEAN chair, has called for stronger financial cooperation among its member countries to promote economic growth.Prime Minister Hun Sen told the visiting ... Read more...

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ASEAN Summit begins


April 3rd, 2012 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Phnom Penh, April 3 (IANS) The two-day 20th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit kicked off here Tuesday, gathering heads of state or government from 10 ASEAN member states.The ... Read more...

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