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Obama plays China card against Romney


September 18th, 2012 - 10:49 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) With just 50 days to go for what is expected to be a close presidential race, President Barack Obama played the China card against his Republican ... Read more...

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WTO establishes panel to settle rare earths dispute


July 24th, 2012 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, July 24 (IANS) The World Trade Organisation (WTO) has established a panel to consider China's exports of rare earths on the complaints of the US, the European Union (EU) ... Read more...

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Putin signs WTO accession protocol: Kremlin


July 22nd, 2012 - 9:19 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti)Russian President Vladimir Putin signed Saturday a federal law that authorises the protocol for Russia's accession to the World Trade Organisation (WTO), the Kremlin said.The protocol ... Read more...

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Russian senators approve anti-opposition bills


July 18th, 2012 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The upper chamber of the Russian parliament Wednesday approved bills branding many NGOs taking foreign funds as "foreign agents", criminalising defamation of character, and creating ... Read more...

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Compete, cooperate or conflict with China, Tharoor ponders (With Image)


July 9th, 2012 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) India and China are two countries whose development is having and will have significant impact on the global system, but the question is whether ... Read more...

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Putin calls for 27 percent GDP investment by 2018


June 22nd, 2012 - 6:22 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia should increase investment from its current level of 20 percent of GDP to 27 percent by 2018, President Vladimir Putin has said.Addressing at the ... Read more...

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Governments need to regain citizens’ trust: OECD chief


May 22nd, 2012 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, May 22 (IANS) The biggest challenge for governments today is to regain the trust of their citizens in the wake of the global financial crisis, Organisation of Economic Cooperation ... Read more...

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US says it backs visas to qualified Indians


May 10th, 2012 - 11:27 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 10 (IANS) As India announced plans to take the issue of "discriminatory" increase in US visa fees to the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Washington assured it continued to ... Read more...

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India to take US visa complaint to WTO


May 9th, 2012 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) India will lodge complaints with the World Trade Organisation (WTO) against the "discriminatory" increase in visa fee by the US which is hurting Indian IT ... Read more...

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India’s Pradeep Mehta on WTO panel


April 13th, 2012 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) The World Trade Organisation (WTO) said Friday it has appointed Pradeep S. Mehta, secretary general of Jaipur-based Consumer Unity and Trust Society (CUTS), on 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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Whole package for Doha round will not be passed: WTO chief


March 19th, 2012 - 11:43 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, March 19 (IANS) World Trade Organisation Director-General Pascal Lamy Monday said the agreements for the Doha round of trade talks will not be passed as the whole package envisaged ... Read more...

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Boeing got illegal US subsidies: WTO


March 13th, 2012 - 3:59 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, March 13 (IANS) World's leading planemaker Boeing received over $5 billion in illegal US government subsidies, the World Trade Organisation (WTO) said Monday in a ruling.The US government had ... Read more...

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China eases restrictions on US movies


February 21st, 2012 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 21 (IANS) China has relaxed restrictions on Hollywood movies in a step towards resolving an outstanding World Trade Organisation (WTO) dispute.China signed an agreement with the US Feb ... Read more...

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EU seeks closer ties with Pakistan


February 9th, 2012 - 9:08 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, Feb 9 (IANS) The European Union (EU) Wednesday adopted a plan to build a strong relationship with Pakistan.Welcoming the adoption, EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said the five-year ... Read more...

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Government to prefer domestic manufacturers


February 2nd, 2012 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) The government said Thursday it will give preference to domestic firms while buying electronic products which have security implications for the country.The cabinet headed ... Read more...

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IBSA calls for early conclusion of WTO Doha round


January 28th, 2012 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
Davos, Jan 28 (IANS) India, Brazil and South Africa have called for early conclusion of the Doha round of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) negotiations saying it would help boost ... Read more...

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Indian IT major automating Ethiopian customs system


December 30th, 2011 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa, Dec 30 (IANS) An Indian IT major is assisting the Ethiopian Revenues and Customs Authority (ERCA) transform its valuation methodology to a transaction cost system from a minimum ... Read more...

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Medvedev tells Obama about US criticism of Russian polls


December 18th, 2011 - 9:11 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Dmitry Medvedev during a telephonic conversation with his US counterpart Barack Obama said that Washington's comments over Russia's allegedly rigged parliamentary polls ... Read more...

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Stronger economic ties with Russia in future: PM


December 17th, 2011 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
On board Air India One, Dec 17 (IANS) With India and Russia enjoying robust strategic ties in critical sectors of defence, space and nuclear energy, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh ... Read more...

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Russian, US presidents to meet in March


December 17th, 2011 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and his US counterpart Barack Obama are likely to meet in Seoul in March 2012, the White House has said.Obama ... Read more...

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Obama greets Medvedev on Russia’s joining of WTO


December 17th, 2011 - 8:22 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 17 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Friday called his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev and congratulated him on Russia's accession into the World Trade Organisation (WTO), the White ... Read more...

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Russia admitted to World Trade Organisation


December 17th, 2011 - 6:48 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, Dec 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Global trade ministers Friday accepted Russia's bid to join the World Trade Organisation (WTO).The accession protocol was signed for Russia by Economic Development Minister Elvira ... Read more...

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Government, industry to discuss growth slump


December 12th, 2011 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma will hold a government-industry consultation next week to discuss the slump in factory output, an official statement said Monday."The ... Read more...

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India-Brazil joint commission meet Dec 11-13


December 8th, 2011 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) India and Brazil will hold their joint commission meeting here Dec 11-13 when the two sides will discuss the entire gamut of their strategic ... Read more...

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China expects world’s ‘return gesture’ for opening up


November 29th, 2011 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 29 (IANS) Beijing wants "something in return" from other countries, including the US, for further opening up its market for their products.According to Chinese Commerce Minister Chen Deming, ... Read more...

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Russia not to let foreigners set up media outlets


November 17th, 2011 - 10:41 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia will not change legislation forbidding foreigners to set up media outlets in the country when the country joins the World Trade Organisation (WTO)."Our main ... Read more...

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China’s imports set to double


November 11th, 2011 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, Nov 11 (IANS) China's imports are likely to be more than double in the coming five years, exceeding $8 trillion.Yi Xiaozhun, China's permanent representative to the World Trade Organisation ... Read more...

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Clinton’s visit a big event for Tajikistan


October 23rd, 2011 - 7:05 am ICT by IANS
Dushanbe, Oct 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Tajikistan considers the visit of US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as an important political event for the future cooperation between the two countries, a ... Read more...

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WTO will fight against protectionism: Lamy


October 18th, 2011 - 12:57 am ICT by IANS
Chengdu (China), Oct 17 (IANS) World Trade Organisation (WTO) Director General Pascal Lamy Monday said the organisation will strive to prevent protectionist trends from strengthening during the current tumultuous economic ... Read more...

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Pakistan hints at transit trade rights to India


October 11th, 2011 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 11 (IANS) Pakistan's Commerce Minister Makhdoom Amin Fahim Tuesday hinted at granting transit trade rights to India to transport goods to Afghanistan.Fahim told reporters in Lahore that ... Read more...

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Heartening progress in India-Pakistan trade talks: Daily


September 30th, 2011 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 30 (IANS) The progress in ongoing India-Pakistan trade talks is heartening, a leading Pakistani daily has said adding that this could be "the beginning of a complicated but ... Read more...

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WTO Doha Round won’t conclude before 2013: Khullar


September 23rd, 2011 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) The World Trade Organisation's Doha Round of talks that have been deadlocked for the last three years are unlikely to be completed before 2013, Commerce ... Read more...

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Russia unlikely to join WTO in 2011: Minister


September 17th, 2011 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 17 (IANS) Chances for Russia to join the World Trade Organisation (WTO) by the end of this year were very low, a Russian minister has said.Economic Development Minister ... Read more...

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India must take lead to conclude global trade talks: Pascal Lamy


September 11th, 2011 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) Failure of the 10-year old Doha development round will weaken the legitimacy of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and countries like India must take the ... Read more...

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