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Cuba unveils new rum brand


June 9th, 2012 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, June 9 (IANS) Cuba has unveiled a new brand of rum, calling it a first step in its fight against the US trade bias toward the island nation.The launch ... Read more...

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World Bank calls for more trade within South Asia


April 20th, 2012 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 20 (IANS) South Asia needs more political will to embrace regional trade cooperation for the benefit of the lagging region, said a senior World Bank official.Isabel Gurrero, ... 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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India, Pakistan to dismantle trade barriers (Round-up)


February 13th, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Lahore, Feb 13 (IANS) Commerce Minister Anand Sharma, accompanied by business leaders of more than 100 Indian companies, Monday walked into Pakistan through the Wagah border, vowing to bring down ... Read more...

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India-Thailand FTA by middle of 2012


January 25th, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Thailand Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra Wednesday said India and Thailand will finalise by the middle of 2012 a free trade agreement and upgrade the pact ... Read more...

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UAE, Oman discuss trade barriers


January 25th, 2012 - 12:20 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Jan 24 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates has held a meet with Oman to strengthen trade relations.Conducted as part of the UAE's strategy to enhance trade relations with ... 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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Pakistan, Turkey agree to swap currency


November 1st, 2011 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 1 (IANS) President Asif Ali Zardari and his Turkish counterpart Abdullah Gul have agreed to finalise the currency swap agreement between the two countries.The two presidents held wide-ranging ... Read more...

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Business visa issues will be resolved: Pakistani minister


September 29th, 2011 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) Continuing trade diplomacy on his five-day visit to India, Pakistani Commerce Minister Amin Fahim Thursday said businessmen of both countries would soon be able to ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

India, southern African nations to have trade pact


September 22nd, 2011 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, Sep 22 (IANS) India will soon sign a preferential trade agreement with southern African nations to lower trade barriers and boost two-way trade, Visiting Indian Minister of State for ... Read more...

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Pakistan commerce minister in India September-end, MFN likely


September 5th, 2011 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) India and Pakistan are set to scale up bilateral trade and business when Pakistan's Commerce Minister Makhdoom Amin Fahim comes here later this month on ... Read more...

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India, South Africa CEOs seek removal of trade barriers


August 29th, 2011 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) Business executives of India and South Africa Monday urged the governments of the two countries to remove trade barriers to help boost the bilateral trade ... Read more...

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India, Pakistan seek to better trade ties


August 24th, 2011 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) India and Pakistan are holding three-day joint secretary- level talks here with a view to boosting bilateral trade and investment and strengthening economic ties, officials ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

India pushes for services and investment agreement with ASEAN


August 13th, 2011 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Manado (Indonesia), Aug 13 (IANS) After having 'trade in goods agreement', India has stepped up efforts for a comprehensive deal with the 10-nation Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) ... Read more...

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India seeks New Zealand’s technology, investment


June 28th, 2011 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) India Tuesday urged New Zealand to transfer its state-of-the-art technology and increase investment in the country's agro-food processing industry, which offers investment opportunity of ... Read more...

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India’s trade barriers hampering economic ties: EU


March 17th, 2011 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, March 17 (IANS) India's restrictive trade policy is hampering the economic ties with the European Union, says a report.India's trade regime and regulatory environment still remain comparatively restrictive, according ... Read more...

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Do away with trade barriers: US commerce secretary


February 7th, 2011 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) Even though India has brought down tariffs, there still exist trade barriers that need to be done away with, visiting US commerce secretary Gary Locke said Monday. ... Read more...

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Indian Commerce Secretary says US visa law breaches GATS


December 9th, 2010 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Dec.9 (ANI): Indian Commerce Secretary Rahul Khullar has claimed that the visa laws of the United States for skilled-workers are essentially targeting India, and has caused plenty of heartache to ... Read more...

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Doha Round’s failure will weaken WTO, says Lamy


November 19th, 2010 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Terming 2011 the window of opportunity to conclude the Doha Round of trade talks, WTO director general Pascal Lamy said Friday their failure will weaken the multilateral ... Read more...

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US agrees to take ISRO, DRDO off banned entities list


November 8th, 2010 - 7:41 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov.8 (ANI): The United States Government on Monday announced that it would lift the ban on high-end technology exports, particularly in the defence and space research areas.The decision ... Read more...

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‘10 bn dollar business deals between India-U.S firms to create 50,000 jobs in U.S’: Obama


November 6th, 2010 - 9:44 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Nov.6 (ANI): The United States President, Barack Obama, on Saturday announced conclusion of 20 deals worth 10 billion dollars by the US and Indian Business firms while stating that it ... Read more...

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U.S.-India have signed several landmark trade deals worth 10 bn dollars: Obama


November 6th, 2010 - 8:59 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Nov.6 (ANI): The United States President Barack Obama said here on Saturday that "several landmark" trade deals, worth 10 billion dollars, have been reached between the U.S. and India to ... Read more...

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Germany to support India’s stand against US protectionism


October 2nd, 2010 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
By Gyanendra Kumar Keshri New Delhi, Oct 2 (IANS) Germany will support India's stand against protectionist policies, adopted by the United States in the last few months, at the major international forums, ... Read more...

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Doha round can provide $500 bn boost to world economy


September 13th, 2010 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) Successful conclusion of the Doha round of multilateral trade negotiations would provide a $500 billion "stimulus" to the world economy, helping the developing countries most, Commerce and ... Read more...

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Andhra concerned over impact of Ohio’s decision on IT sector


September 12th, 2010 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 11 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister K. Rosaiah is concerned over the impact of the decision of US' Ohio state, to ban outsourcing to India, on the state's Information ... Read more...

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Kangra Tea is set for another bloom (With Images)


June 18th, 2010 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Palampur (Himachal Pradesh), June 18 (IANS) The aroma of tea is going to waft across the picturesque Kangra valley once again, with fresh stimulus from the central and state governments ... Read more...

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US to tackle trade barriers to boost exports


February 5th, 2010 - 3:29 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 4 (DPA) The US hopes to boost exports by expanding lending to companies, clamping down on unfair trade practices abroad and taking a hands-on approach to find opportunities for ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

New Zealand in talks for free trade agreement with India


February 1st, 2010 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Feb 1 (ANI): To benefit from India's economic growth, New Zealand has started negotiations for a free trade agreement with New Delhi.Trade Minister Tim Groser said the agreement will put New ... Read more...

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No trade barriers please in climate change talks: Shyam Saran (Interview)


October 20th, 2009 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
By Murali Krishnan New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) As India positions itself as a proactive player in the climate change discourse saying it is part of the solution, the real worry within industry ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

India to counter US probe into its alleged trade hurdles


May 8th, 2009 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 8 (ANI): India has begun a tit-for-tat study on the barriers its exporters face in the United States, part of an effort to aggressively counter an American investigation into ... Read more...

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World looks to US to conclude trade talks: WTO chief


April 25th, 2009 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 25 (IANS) The re-launch of multilateral trade negotiations that has the potential to lift the recession-hit global economy when successful, is not possible till the US shows willingness, the chief ... Read more...

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‘US H-1B proposal is against free trade principles’


April 24th, 2009 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Washington, April 24 (IANS) India's software industry has opposed a US bill that seeks to make it mandatory for American companies to fill vacancies with locals before turning to skilled foreign ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Obama warns against protectionism, trade barriers


April 15th, 2009 - 11:47 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, April 15 (IANS) Cautioning against protectionism and trade barriers that "hurt us all in the end", US President Barack Obama has said a pledge taken by the Group ... Read more...

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Call for G20 summit to focus on protectionism


March 29th, 2009 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
By Shabtai Gold Geneva, March 29 (DPA) Many experts feel next week's Group of 20 (G20) meeting in London needs to be focused on fighting protectionism. They warn world leaders against getting ... Read more...

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Avoid protectionism, Indian businessmen tell US


March 19th, 2009 - 11:09 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, March 19 (IANS) Captains of Indian and American industries have pledged to work together for the revival of the world economy while fighting growing calls of protectionism in ... Read more...

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