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Everything’s OK in US-Russia relations: Medvedev


July 31st, 2012 - 7:34 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has dismissed allegations that the US-Russia relations have deteriorated as of late over a range of issues, including Washington's ... Read more...

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China vows protection of rare earth metals


July 25th, 2012 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 25 (IANS) China Wednesday vowed to protect its rare earth products and said it will work with other countries to solve the policy disputes over the resources.The government ... Read more...

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US files complaint over China car duties


July 6th, 2012 - 5:22 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, July 6 (IANS) The US Thursday filed a complaint to the World Trade Organization (WTO) against China for imposing duties on US-made vehicles.China started to impose anti-dumping and countervailing ... Read more...

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Fighting for India’s ’seed freedom’


July 5th, 2012 - 11:59 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) Stressing that seeds are "inseparable" from the culture and traditional knowledge of farmers, an NGO fighting to protect native seeds has criticized an Indian Council ... Read more...

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US takes India to WTO over poultry import bar


May 12th, 2012 - 10:31 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 12 (IANS) The United States has asked the World Trade Organization (WTO) to rule on its assertion that India's restrictions on imports of US poultry meat and chicken ... Read more...

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Tech groups ask India to revisit market access rules


April 9th, 2012 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 9 (IANS) A number of global technology and business groups want India to reconsider its new rules on government-purchased technology, suggesting they would be at odds with ... Read more...

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US seeks talks on Indian ban on American poultry


March 7th, 2012 - 12:32 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 6 (IANS) Accusing India of imposing trade restrictions by invoking unjustified animal health concerns to ban American poultry meat and chicken egg imports, US has sought consultations with ... Read more...

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China to expand government procurement program


February 11th, 2012 - 7:51 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 11 (IANS) China will expand its government procurement program this year to boost economic reforms, the finance ministry said Friday.China will negotiate for entry to the Government Procurement ... Read more...

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Industrial-innovation Kazakhstan’s new economic focus


January 28th, 2012 - 12:13 am ICT by IANS
Astana, Jan 27 (IANS) Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev Friday said the energy-rich Central Asian nation would prioritise diversification of the economy away from resource extraction toward industrial-innovation projects.In his annual ... Read more...

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52,000 new cases of intellectual property rights in China


December 20th, 2011 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 20 (IANS) Chinese courts heard 52,708 new cases of intellectual property right infringement from January to October 2011, up 42.2 percent from the same period of 2010, the ... Read more...

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China’s foreign trade to top $3 trillion this year: Official


October 28th, 2011 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 28 (IANS) A senior Chinese official said Friday the country's foreign trade volume will surpass $3 trillion this year, accounting for 10.5 percent of the world's total.The country's ... Read more...

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Indian coffee planters brewing profits


October 23rd, 2011 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Coonoor (Tamil Nadu), Oct 23 (IANS) Indian coffee planters and exporters are brewing profits like never before due to soaring prices and growing consumption of the aromatic beverage worldwide.Riding on ... Read more...

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UAE to host GCC financial, economic committee meet


October 20th, 2011 - 1:25 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Oct 19 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates will host the 91st meeting of the financial and economic committee of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) on Saturday.It will be ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Brazil announces new trade measures


October 11th, 2011 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
Brasilia, Oct 11 (IANS) Brazil announced a series of measures here Monday to protect its domestic market in the face of the global economic crisis and promote its products abroad.Brazilian ... Read more...

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US drags India, China to WTO over subsidies


October 7th, 2011 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 7 (IANS) The United States has dragged the world's two largest economies, India and China to the World Trade Organization (WTO) over their subsidy programmes complaining the "situation ... Read more...

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Russia to maintain EU vegetables ban until E. coli source is identified


June 7th, 2011 - 9:21 pm ICT by BNO News
BRUSSELS (BNO NEWS) -- Russia on Tuesday announced that it will maintain the ban on vegetable imports from the European Union until the origin source of the E. coli outbreak is identified, ... Read more...

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Extremely unreasonable for Russia to be excluded from WTO: China


April 14th, 2011 - 4:02 pm ICT by ANI
Sanya (China), Apr 14(ANI): China has expressed strong support for Russia's accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO) this year."It's extremely unreasonable for Russia to be excluded from the multilateral trading system," ... Read more...

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BRICS Summit: China agrees to prioritise import of more value-added products from India, Brazil


April 13th, 2011 - 4:17 pm ICT by ANI
Sanya (Hainan Province, China), Apr. 13 (ANI): China's Commerce Minister Chen Deming on Wednesday assured his Brazilian, Russian, Indian and South African counterparts about prioritising the import of more value-added products from ... Read more...

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India-EU trade deal threatens access to life saving drugs


March 23rd, 2011 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 23 (ANI): An expert has warned that a new trade agreement between India and Europe would block access to life saving drugs for billions of people living in developing countries.The ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Being forced to adopt international treaties does developing countries more harm than good


September 17th, 2010 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 17 (ANI): A new study by an Oregon State University business professor, Ted Khoury, has found that developing countries, which adopt major international economic treaties under coercion do not necessarily ... Read more...

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Ohio bans outsourcing of government projects


September 8th, 2010 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Sep 8 (IANS) In a move that would hit Indian IT companies, America's Ohio state has prohibited spending of public funds for services provided offshore."No public funds should ... Read more...

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Planning Commission chief Ahluwalia to address inaugural Bahrain Global Forum


May 7th, 2010 - 2:40 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, May 7 (ANI-Business Wire India):The Deputy Chairman of the Indian Planning Commission, Dr. Montek Singh Ahluwalia, will be the keynote speaker at the IISS Bahrain Global Forum.A new annual event, the ... Read more...

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EU trade chief to visit Singapore, Vietnam and India


February 25th, 2010 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, Feb 25 (DPA) The European Commissioner for Trade, Karel De Gucht, is seeking to boost the European Union's ties with key Asian nations by embarking on a trip to Singapore, Vietnam ... Read more...

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WTO to open its doors, if only for a day


September 1st, 2009 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
By Dipankar De Sarkar London, Sep 1 (IANS) The World Trade Organization (WTO), the pet peeve of global anti-poverty protesters who accuse it of working in secrecy, is opening up its heavy wooden ... Read more...

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G8-G5 resolve to resist trade protectionism


July 10th, 2009 - 1:37 am ICT by IANS
By Jaideep Sarin L'Aquila (Italy), July 9 (IANS) Trade protectionist policies of some countries, especially in the times of global economic crisis, have been given a thumbs down by the joint declaration of ... Read more...

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Anand Sharma, Mandelson agree on need to resume WTO talks


June 23rd, 2009 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
By Dipankar De Sarkar London, June 23 (IANS) Indian Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma and his British counterpart Lord Peter Mandelson have agreed on the need for an early resumption of stalled ... Read more...

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Egypt withdraws 25 percent import fee on cotton yarn


April 23rd, 2009 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Egypt has withdrawn, with effect from April 8, a temporary import fee it imposed on cotton yarn and textiles in a move that would benefit India, one ... Read more...

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US Trade Representative says G-20 nations India took protectionist route


March 3rd, 2009 - 7:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar. 3 (ANI): The US Trade Representative has claimed that a number of G-20 countries including India have adopted protectionist measures despite having committed to not raising trade barriers especially ... Read more...

Posted in World |

G7 ministers pledge to stimulate recovery of global economy


February 15th, 2009 - 2:21 am ICT by IANS
Rome, Feb 15 (DPA) Finance ministers and central bankers from the Group of Seven (G7) most-industrialized nations ended talks Saturday with a pledge to re-establish confidence in the stricken global financial system ... Read more...

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China upset about India’s toy import ban


February 4th, 2009 - 11:42 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 4 (Xinhua) The Chinese government has protested India's ban on Chinese toy imports and is likely to ask the World Trade Organization (WTO) to probe it, a newspaper here reported ... Read more...

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US takes China to WTO over subsidies


December 20th, 2008 - 8:56 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 20 (DPA) The US is taking China before the World Trade Organization (WTO) to stop a series of subsidies that give Chinese exporters an unfair advantage, the government said Friday.In ... Read more...

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Developed nations must keep promises to developing world: Bush


November 22nd, 2008 - 11:45 pm ICT by IANS
Lima, Nov 22 (DPA) US President George W. Bush said here Saturday that the governments of industrialized nations "have to keep their promises to the developing world" even in times of crisis.Speaking ... Read more...

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World’s poorest economies meet to talk trade issues


November 18th, 2008 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Phnom Penh, Nov 18 (Xinhua) Trade and industry ministers from the poorest countries have arrived in Siem Reap to explore ways and means of integrating their economies into the global trading system, ... Read more...

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EU threatens to take US to court over auto industry support


November 15th, 2008 - 12:20 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, Nov 14 (DPA) The European Commission Friday threatened to refer the US to the World Trade Organization (WTO) over Washington's plans to subsidise its ailing car industry."Of course, if it ... Read more...

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WTO chief warns against protectionism


September 24th, 2008 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, Sep 24 (Xinhua) The governments must learn from the past and realise that protectionism and isolationism do not work in the current global financial and economic turmoil, the chief of ... Read more...

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