Euro zone economy picks up pace but Germany lags| Reuters
May 14, 2015 at 01:45 | Source:
BRUSSELS A slowdown in Germany weighed on the euro zone in the first quarter, but the bloc's economy still grew at its fastest in almost two years as cheap food and fuel boosted spending and a central bank stimulus programme kicked in.Gross domestic ...
FTP proposes new institutions to boost global trade
Apr 01, 2015 at 21:27 | Source:
New Delhi: The new Foreign Trade Policy unveiled today proposed setting up of a host of institutions, including Trade Council and National Committee on Trade Facilitation, to improve India's share in global trade and implement of WTO obligations.The ...
Modern Singapore's founding father Lee Kuan Yew passes away at 91
Mar 23, 2015 at 08:15 | Source:
Singapore: Lee Kuan Yew, who founded modern Singapore and was both feared for his authoritarian tactics and admired for turning the city-state into one of the world's richest nations, died on Monday, the government said. He was 91.Lee was admitted to...
Humans began dominating Earth in year 1610, a research shows
Mar 12, 2015 at 12:39 | Source:
London:With an unusual drop in atmospheric carbon dioxide and the irreversible exchange of species between the New and Old Worlds, the human-dominated geological epoch known as the Anthropocene probably began around in 1610, a research shows."Th...
Budget 2015: Direct benefit transfer only way to cut govt's subsidy burden
Feb 24, 2015 at 18:55 | Source:
Subsidy is one expenditure that the governments in India find difficult to cut. It is understandable, considering 33 percent of the world's poor live in India.Prime Minister Narendra Modi has time and again said that his government is for the poor in...
U.S. farm lobbies call for action over India, China subsidies
Feb 20, 2015 at 03:30 | Source:
GENEVA (Reuters) - Big developing countries such as China and India are routinely breaking international trade rules on agriculture and the U.S. government should take action to stop them, representatives of U.S. corn and rice growers said on Thursda...
The end battle? Big iron ore miners tighten grip on market
Feb 13, 2015 at 01:15 | Source:
SINGAPORE/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - The world's big three iron ore miners appear to be entering the final phase of a fight to increase market share in China as massive expansions drive more high-cost rivals out of business.The global giants have met stubb...
Frontline teams 'unaware' of wildlife smuggler tactics
Feb 09, 2015 at 17:37 | Source:
Front-line transport workers largely lack awareness on how criminal networks disguise illegal wildlife products, it emerged at a summit in Bangkok. Customs officials and wildlife trade experts say that educating freight forwarders and handlers of air...