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Global investors' summit: Assam expects investments from Asean nations

New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Assam expects investments in Tourism, Information Technology, Agriculture, Food Processing, Energy and Pharmaceutical sectors from across the globe, especially Asean member-nations, in the state's first global investors' summit on February 3-4, 2018. At a press conference here, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Friday also announced allocation of Rs 100 ...

4 days ago
India's Wassenaar's membership won't change our stand on NSG: China

Beijing, Dec 13 (IANS) China on Wednesday hinted that India's entry into the Wassenaar Arrangement will not necessarily pave the way for its membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG). The Foreign Ministry said that different multilateral export control regimes had different standards of admissions. We have noticed the report. As I understand it, different multilateral mecha...

9 days ago
India thanks key export control bloc for giving membership

New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) India has thanked the Wassenaar Arrangement, that controls the global trade of conventional weapons and dual-use goods and technologies, for making it its 42nd member. India has been admitted as a member of Wassenaar Arrangement in the Wassenaar Arrangement Plenary held in Vienna. We thank all the 41 Wassenaar Arrangement member states for their support, External ...

9 days ago
India becomes member of key export control regime

New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) India has become a member of the Wassenaar Arrangement, that controls the global trade of conventional weapons and dual-use goods and technologies, the External Affairs Ministry announced on Friday. The plenary meeting of the Wassenaar Arrangement held on December 6-7, 2017, in Vienna, Austria, has decided to admit India, which will become the Arrangement's 42nd p...

10 days ago
India becomes member of key export control regime

New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) India on Thursday became a member of the Wassenaar Arrangement, that controls the global trade of conventional weapons and dual-use goods and technologies. India was made the 42nd member of the grouping, at its two-day plenary in Vienna. The Ambassador of France Alexandre Ziegler tweeted his country's congratulations. As president of the Wassenaar Arrangem...

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'India must ask Sri Lanka for transshipment facilities for firecrackers'

Chennai, Nov 24 (IANS) The Centre should convince Sri Lanka to provide transshipment facilities to Indian firecracker exporters so that the Indian products can light up foreign skies, said an official of The Tamil Nadu Fireworks and Amorces Manufacturers' Association (Tanfama). India is the second largest firecracker manufacturer in the world, next to China. However its share in...

1 month ago
WTO suggests moderate global trade growth in Q4

Geneva, Nov 14 (IANS) The latest World Trade Outlook Indicator suggests global merchandise trade growth is likely to be moderate in the fourth quarter of 2017, the World Trade Organization (WTO) has said. The latest reading of 102.2 is slightly lower than that issued in August, which pointed to a continuing recovery of trade in the second and third quarters, said the WTO in a statement o...

1 month ago
Concerns over tensions in Middle East, inflation to drive equity indices

Mumbai, Nov 12 (IANS) Tensions in the Middle East, coupled with the release of key macro-economic inflation data points and the ongoing quarterly results season, are expected to determine the trajectory of equity indices next week. Market observers opined that the rupee's value against the US dollar, along with crude oil prices and the direction of foreign funds, will also impact investo...

1 month ago
Ministers at APEC summit agree to foster growth, integration

Da Nang (Vietnam), Nov 11 (IANS) The ministers of trade and foreign affairs at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit here agreed on Saturday on a series of measures to implement this year to maintain growth and integration in the region. The document, agreed during the summit that will conclude later on Saturday, focuses on four issues laid down by the host nation at the st...

1 month ago
Xi defends globalisation against Trump's bilateral stance at APEC

Da Nang (Vietnam), Nov 10 (IANS) Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday championed the cause of globalisation at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum in contrast to US President Donald Trump who advocated for bilateral policies. Over the last few decades, economic globalisation has contributed significantly to global growth. Indeed, it has become an irreversible historical ...

1 month ago
Italy, India together in opposing protectionism: Italian PM

New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni on Monday said his country and India are together in opposing increasing protectionism as it is not in the interests of global trade. In a talk on Italy, the EU and India: A strong partnership in a time of global challenges here, he said policies supporting growth should be complemented by those supporting social inclusion ...

2 months ago
Iran nuclear deal: Trump vows not to sign off agreement

Washington, Oct 14 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has condemned Iran as a fanatical regime and refused to continue certifying an international nuclear deal. Trump said on Friday he was referring the deal to Congress and would consult allies on how to alter it, BBC reported. He accused Iran of sponsoring terrorism and said he would deny the regime all paths to a nuclear weapon.<...

4 months ago
Ukraine supports new possible US sanctions against Russia

Kiev, July 27 (IANS) Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has said that Kiev supports the US House of Representatives' decision to back a draft bill on new sanctions against Russia. In a statement on Facebook, Poroshenko on Wednesday described the move as an important decision for Ukraine, reports Xinhua news agency. Meanwhile, some Ukrainian experts suggested that the possible ...

4 months ago
Global body adopts universal standards for three spices

New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) International food standards-setting body Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC) has adopted universal standards for three spices -- black, white and green pepper, cumin and thyme, the Indian government announced on Wednesday. The CAC adopted three Codex standards for these spices at a meeting in Geneva last week, a Commerce Ministry statement said here. I...

4 months ago
Jaguars need global protection from traffickers: Biologists

Cartagena (Colombia), July 25 (IANS) The elusive jaguar, the biggest predator cat in the Americas, needs global protection as the demand for its body parts, especially teeth that can bite through a turtle shell, is spiking in China for medicine and making necklaces, biologists warned on Tuesday. They called for the global environmental organisations like New York-based conservation group...

5 months ago
S.Korea freezes interest rate at record low

Seoul, July 13 (IANS) South Korea's central bank on Thursday froze its benchmark interest rate at a record low, refraining from altering the rate for 13 months in a row. Bank of Korea (BOK) Governor Lee Ju-yeol and six other monetary policy board members decided to put the seven-day repurchase on hold at 1.25 per cent. The policy rate was lowered to the current level last June, reports X...

5 months ago
EU chiefs highlight 'free and fair' trade ahead of G20 summit

Hamburg, July 6 (IANS) Bolstering an open and fair rules-based multilateral trading system and harnessing globalization should be at the top agenda of the Group of Twenty (G20), the chiefs of the European Union said in a joint letter ahead of the G20 Hamburg summit. European Council President Donald Tusk and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, representing the EU, are set ...

5 months ago
China woos Indian firms to invest in its big data zone

Bengaluru, June 27 (IANS) A Chinese delegation on Tuesday beckoned Indian IT firms to invest in its national big data pilot zone in Guizhou province. As a centrepiece of China's Internet of Things (IoT) and big data initiatives, the pilot zone is a hot spot for investment by Indian IT firms, Guizhou Governor Sun Zhigang told reporters at an interactive session hosted by the Indian IT ind...

6 months ago
BRICS backs India's stand, asks nations to stop financing terror

Beijing, June 19 (IANS) Without naming Pakistan or any other nation, Foreign Ministers of BRICS countries on Monday asked the countries accused of supporting terrorism to stop financing terrorists and their activities after India told the five-country bloc to stop differentiating between good and bad terrorists and step up the fight against the global menace. In a joint statement release...

6 months ago
China backs India's tsunami warning system in South China Sea

Beijing, June 11 (IANS) China has backed India's plans to set up a tsunami warning system in the disputed South China Sea, which is almost entirely claimed by Beijing. China, which is touchy about its territorial sovereignty over the energy-rich waters, thinks an efficient tsunami alert mechanism would be good for littoral states. Reacting to India's decision to explore the possi...

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