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Top U.S. official says more work needed on China investment rules| Reuters

Jun 21, 2016 at 05:30 | Source: FirstPost

WASHINGTON China's latest proposed list of industries that would be off-limits to foreign investors shows more work is needed to agree on a new investment treaty with the United States, U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker said in an interview on M...

U.S. sees China investment talks productive after new offers - USTR| Reuters

Jun 18, 2016 at 05:15 | Source: FirstPost

WASHINGTON Bilateral investment talks between the United States and China "continue to be productive," the U.S. Trade Representative's office said on Friday after the two sides exchanged new offers.A USTR spokeswoman said U.S. and Chinese n...

Arun Jaitley terms US visa fee hike as discriminatory, says it targets Indian IT firms

Apr 14, 2016 at 20:19 | Source: FirstPost

Washington: India has expressed concern over the hike in visa fee by the US, saying it is "discriminatory" and largely affects Indian IT professionals.During a bilateral meeting with US Trade Representative Ambassador Michael Froman, financ...

US visa fee hike discriminatory: Finance Minister Jaitley says it targets the Indian IT professionals

Apr 14, 2016 at 18:57 | Source: FirstPost

Washington: India has expressed concern over the hike in visa fee by the US, saying it is "discriminatory" and largely affects Indian IT professionals.During a bilateral meeting with US Trade Representative Ambassador Michael Froman, financ...

China calls Obama, Xi talks 'constructive'| Reuters

Apr 01, 2016 at 07:31 | Source: FirstPost

WASHINGTON China said talks on Thursday between President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Barack Obama were constructive, even as the two sides remained far apart on the South China Sea and U.S. missile defence plans for South Korea.Meeting on the side...

Vodafone moves International Court of Justice over tax arbitration with India

Mar 29, 2016 at 19:46 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi: British telecom giant Vodafone is believed to have moved the Hague-based International Court of Justice (ICJ) seeking appointment of a judge to preside over a arbitration over its Rs 14,200-crore tax case.Vodafone this month moved ICJ afte...

I-T Dept slaps Rs 29,000 crore tax demand notice on Cairn Energy

Mar 15, 2016 at 17:47 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi: The Income Tax Department has slapped on UK's Cairn Energy plc a tax demand notice of over Rs 29,000 crore, including Rs 18,800 crore in back dated interest.It is the second firm to have received retrospective tax notice this year after Vo...

Obama to take tough but tempered line with China's Xi| Reuters

Sep 17, 2015 at 03:16 | Source: FirstPost

WASHINGTON/BEIJING Chinas economic powerhouse is slowing, destabilising global markets. Beijings neighbours, unnerved over its pursuit of territorial claims, are increasingly cozying up to Washington. A threat of U.S. cyber sanctions looms over Chine...

U.S., India discuss intellectual property concerns| Reuters

Jun 21, 2015 at 09:15 | Source: FirstPost

WASHINGTON Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Saturday that senior Obama administration officials had raised U.S. concerns with him about Indias handling of intellectual property rights during his U.S. visit this week.Jaitley held talks with Treas...

India's response to Nepal earthquake shows its growing leadership: US

Jun 03, 2015 at 07:41 | Source: FirstPost

Washington: India's quick response to the Nepal earthquake shows its growing leadership, a top American official said on Tuesday, adding that the Indo-US relationship has blossomed under Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government."The tragedy in ...

India-America relations going through momentous phase, says Indian envoy to the US

May 07, 2015 at 10:33 | Source: FirstPost

Washington: With two back-to-back heads of the State visit in less than a year after the formation of the new government, it is a "very momentous" phase of India-US relationship, top Indian envoy to the United States has said."We are i...

Resurging India under Modi's leadership driving energy across South Asia: US

Mar 25, 2015 at 07:50 | Source: FirstPost

Washington: The US has said India's resurgence under the new leadership was driving energy and optimism across South Asia and the two countries were now "indispensable partners" in promoting peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region.&q...

China puts draft counter-terrorism law on hold - U.S. official

Mar 14, 2015 at 00:31 | Source: FirstPost

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - China has effectively put a hold on a draft counter-terrorism law that would require technology firms to hand over sensitive information to government officials, a senior U.S. official said.Tensions over cybersecurity and techn...

Vodafone says it paid Rs 22,300 cr to public finances in India in FY14

Jan 30, 2015 at 21:15 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi: British telecom major Vodafone today said its Indian arm has contributed over 2.2 billion (about Rs 22,300 crore) to public finances, including taxes, for financial year ended 31 March 2014. "In 2013-14 our direct and indirect contrib...

From IPR and piracy to taxation: Key issues discussed at India-US CEO forum

Jan 27, 2015 at 10:48 | Source: FirstPost

Issues related with intellectual property rights, including piracy of films and software, figured prominently during the India-US CEO Forum in New Delhi attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama.Talking to reporters after...

India-US ties cements further on Obama-Modi bonhomie, say experts

Jan 24, 2015 at 14:55 | Source: FirstPost

New York: US President Barack Obama's visit to India is a powerful symbol of the new energy that he and Prime Minister Narendra Modi have brought to India-US relations and the American leader will see a new India that feels much more confident about ...

India-US ties: Obama's Republic day visit to bring Make In India tidings

Jan 21, 2015 at 08:33 | Source: FirstPost

Happening like a quick follow-up to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's November US visit that secured its corporate commitments of $41 billion in India, President Barack Obama's visit later this week is expected to result in major announcements on the Ma...

PM is keen to create a good positive environment to invest: Ajay Banga, president and CEO (Mastercard) and chairman (USIBC)

Oct 01, 2014 at 12:01 | Source: Economic Times

Ajay Banga, president and CEO of Mastercard and the chairman of the US India Business Council (USIBC), was one of the 11 CEOs who attended a power breakfast with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New York on Monday. USIBC is also holding a reception fo...

Modi visit fuels WTO solution hope

Sep 29, 2014 at 07:57 | Source: Calcutta Telegraph News

New Delhi, Sept. 28: The meeting between US President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi this week will be keenly watched to see whether the two countries are able to break the ice on the food security issue, paving the way for the ...

America Inc. wants to engage with India; top US policy makers seek partnership with India�s transformation

Sep 26, 2014 at 16:17 | Source: Assocham

US policy-makers, think tanks, Congressional leaders across the bi-partisan line and most significantly CEOs of the top Fortune 500 companies believe that Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi and his NDA Government can deliver and transform India into a ...

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