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India questions Obama views on economic reforms


July 16th, 2012 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) The government Monday questioned US President Barack Obama's perception of India's economic reality and asserted that policy making is a "sovereign" right of the ... Read more...

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FDI into South Africa soars


July 9th, 2012 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
Pretoria, July 9 (IANS) South Africa led the sub-region as foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows into sub-Saharan Africa jumped by 25 percent in 2011, according to the 2012 World Investment ... Read more...

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Global FDI rises 16 percent: UN report


July 6th, 2012 - 8:12 am ICT by IANS
Vienna, July 6 (IANS) Despite the ongoing eurozone crisis, global foreign direct investment (FDI) increased by 16 percent to $1.536 trillion in 2011, a UN report said.According to "World Investment ... Read more...

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PM’s ‘chair’ offered to Cambridge professor


May 20th, 2012 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 20 (IANS) There may be many aspirants eagerly wanting to occupy the chair of the country's prime minister but a 'chair' in the name of incumbent Prime ... 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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Renewable energy technologies can address climate change


November 30th, 2011 - 12:06 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) Renewable energy technologies (RETs) can help address the challenges of international energy poverty and climate change, a study by a UN agency said."RETs can complement ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

South-South cooperation to benefit LDCs: Report


November 17th, 2011 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) South-South cooperation can be conducive to the emergence of an effective and stronger state in the least developed countries (LDCs), according to a latest report ... Read more...

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Kamalesh Sharma reappointed Commonwealth secretary general (Lead)


October 30th, 2011 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Perth, Oct 30 (IANS) Kamalesh Sharma, a former Indian diplomat, has been reappointed for another four-year term as secretary general of the Commonwealth.Sharma's name was proposed by India at the ... Read more...

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Indian economy to grow 8.1 percent in 2011: UNCTAD


September 6th, 2011 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) India's economic growth rate is likely to climb down to 8.1 percent in 2011 from 8.6 percent in the previous year due to slowdown in ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

India ranks 14 on FDI inflow index in 2010


July 26th, 2011 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) India's ranking on the list of countries attracting the highest foreign direct investment (FDI) in 2010 fell to 14th position with inflows declining to $25 ... Read more...

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India’s ICT exports rise by 244 percent in 2009


February 3rd, 2011 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Feb 3 (IANS) India's exports and imports of information and communications technology (ICT) experienced a rapid rise in 2009 as Asia accounted for two third of global ICT exports, according ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Latin American economy to grow by five percent in 2010


September 15th, 2010 - 11:31 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, Sep 15 (IANS/EFE) The Latin American economy will grow by around five percent this year and in some countries in the region the increase could exceed six percent, the UN Conference ... Read more...

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Developing countries should focus on domestic demand: Unctad


September 15th, 2010 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) With rich nations facing a severe downturn, developing countries like India must focus on creating domestic demand, with job-generation and wage hikes, since export-led growth seems an ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Now China is 5th largest global investor


September 6th, 2010 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 6 (IANS) China has surged in both outbound and inward investments and now ranks fifth largest investing nation worldwide with outbound direct investment (ODI) totalling $56.5 billion, a media report ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

China becomes fifth largest global investor in outbound direct investment


September 6th, 2010 - 6:35 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep 6 (ANI): China has become the fifth largest global investor in outbound direct investment (ODI) with a total volume of 56.5 billion dollars, compared to a ranking of 12th ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Bangladesh FDI drops 36 percent


July 23rd, 2010 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 23 (IANS) Foreign direct investment (FDI) in Bangladesh plunged by 36 percent in 2009 and may see no dramatic improvement, the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Cuba assumes G77 presidency


March 6th, 2010 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, March 6 (IANS) Cuba has taken over the presidency of the Group of 77 countries from Thailand in a ceremony here, Prensa Latina reported Saturday. Cuban ambassador in Geneva Rodolfo Reyes received ... Read more...

Posted in World |

FDI inflow up 13 percent in December


February 11th, 2010 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) inflow for December was up 13 percent at $1.54 billion during December 2009 against $1.36 billion in the corresponding period a year ago, ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

India needs to liberalise, change policies to attract more FDI: Nazareth (Corrected)


September 18th, 2009 - 11:34 am ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep 18 (ANI): Policy analyst Premila Nazareth has emphasised that India needs to liberalise and change its policies to attract more foreign direct investments.During the release of the annual ... Read more...

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India needs to liberalise, change policies to attract more FDI: World Bank


September 17th, 2009 - 8:35 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep 17(ANI): World Bank consultant Premila Nazareth on Thursday emphasised that India needs to liberalise and change its policies to attract more foreign direct investments.During the release of the ... Read more...

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Benaras saris and brocades now get exclusivity stamp


September 17th, 2009 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Like Basmati rice, Alphonso mangoes and Scotch whisky, the latest merchandise to be protected under 'geographical indication' are India's Benarasi saris and brocades, renowned for their intricate ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

India’s economic growth to slip to 5 percent: UN agency(Lead)


September 7th, 2009 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) India's economic growth is forecast to slip to 5 percent in 2009 from 7 percent during the previous calendar year, even as the world output is slated ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Indian economy growth to taper to 5 percent: UN unit


September 7th, 2009 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) The Indian economy could grow by 5 percent this year even as the world output is slated to decline by 2.7 percent, a report said Monday. "Since domestic ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Fighting climate change good for industry: UN body


September 7th, 2009 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) Fighting climate change does not contradict development goals, instead it offers "enormous economic opportunities", says the 2009 report of the UN Conference on Trade and Development (Unctad). Released ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

UNCTAD Chief calls for Asian monetary fund


July 4th, 2009 - 9:41 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 4 (Xinhua) Asia should have its own monetary fund to better ensure financial stability of the region, a senior UN official has said. "Ultimately Asia should have its own monetary fund," ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

India needs $99 bn a year investment in infrastructure: UN


September 25th, 2008 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) India will need an investment of $99 billion per annum for the next five years in six major infrastructure segments to support its planned annual economic growth ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Indian firms debut on top multinational companies’ lists


September 25th, 2008 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Indian companies are at last showing signs of real globalisation by beginning to appear in different kinds of ranking lists based on the activities of global or ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

(EMBARGOED) India needs $99 bn a year investment in infrastructure: UN


September 24th, 2008 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) India will need an investment of $99 billion per annum for the next five years in six major infrastructure segments to support its planned annual economic growth ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Dhaka envoy new head of Unctad body


September 16th, 2008 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Sep 16 (IANS) Bangladesh's permanent representative in Geneva, Debapriya Bhattacharya, has been elected president of the Trade and Development Board (TDB) of the UN Conference on Trade and Development (Unctad) for ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Kamalesh Sharma’s prescription for world traders: it’s good to talk


July 31st, 2008 - 11:10 am ICT by IANS
By Dipankar De Sarkar London, July 31 (IANS) The head of the Commonwealth harnessed his considerable experience in multilateral negotiations to recommend a series of steps that he said rich countries should take ... Read more...

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‘World food prices doubled in past three years’


June 26th, 2008 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) The world food prices have roughly doubled over the past three years, while witnessing an alarming 85 percent jump between April 2007 and April 2008, according to ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Fisheries sector needs to care for women workers: study


June 25th, 2008 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) The fisheries sector in India, the sixth largest in the world and growing rapidly, employs a majority of women workers who put as much work as their ... Read more...

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Farm leaders to discuss fresh WTO proposals on agriculture today


June 11th, 2008 - 10:46 am ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 11 (ANI): Leaders of different agricultural forums will meet here today to discuss the fresh WTO proposals on agriculture.Over 25 farm leaders from across the country will deliberate ... Read more...

Posted in World |

British minister hopeful of Doha deal, sealing India-EU pact(Lead)


April 24th, 2008 - 10:16 pm ICT by admin
By Dipankar De Sarkar London, April 24 (IANS) Fresh from meeting with Commerce and Industry Minister Kamal Nath, Britain's minister for international trade Thursday said there was a 60 percent chance that a ... Read more...

Posted in World |

India wins Vice-Presidency of WAIPA


April 24th, 2008 - 2:40 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Apr.24 (ANI): India has been elected Vice-President of WAIPA, the World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies. WAIPA was established in 1995 and is registered as a non-government organisation (NGO) in ... Read more...

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