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Rights groups urge U.S. to reconsider Malaysia human-trafficking rating| Reuters

Jul 10, 2015 at 04:15 | Source: FirstPost

WASHINGTON Human rights groups and some U.S. lawmakers urged the U.S. government on Thursday to reconsider plans to upgrade Malaysia from the lowest tier on its list of worst human trafficking hubs, citing a lack of evidence that Malaysia had made ad...

Exclusive - U.S. upgrades Malaysia in annual human trafficking report| Reuters

Jul 09, 2015 at 06:45 | Source: FirstPost

WASHINGTON The United States is upgrading Malaysia from the lowest tier on its list of worst human trafficking centres, U.S. sources said on Wednesday, a move that could smooth the way for an ambitious U.S.-led free-trade deal with the Southeast Asia...

Asia's exporters struggle to cope with a changing global economy| Reuters

Jun 23, 2015 at 02:45 | Source: FirstPost

JAKARTA In the good old decades, many Asian governments could stick to a simple economic strategy - ramp up exports, and reap solid growth rates.Now, export-led growth no longer serves the region well and Asia is struggling to overhaul that economic ...

HSBC job cuts: Indian operations likely to see minimal impact, surprise benefits

Jun 10, 2015 at 11:33 | Source: FirstPost

Even though British lender HSBC on Tuesday announced a mega plan to improve performance by culling up to 25,000 jobs globally, the impact of the global exercise is expected to be minimal for its operations here and some surprise benefits may also com...

GDP at 7.3%: India's economy has improved but one wrong step could spoil things

May 31, 2015 at 08:40 | Source: FirstPost

So the Narendra Modi government gets a nice anniversary present. Three days after it completes one year in office, numbers put out by the Central Statistical Office (CSO) show the economy grew 7.3 per cent in 2014-15 against 6.9 per cent in 2013-14. ...

GDP at 7.3%: India's economy has improved, but one wrong step can spoil things

May 30, 2015 at 20:30 | Source: FirstPost

So the Narendra Modi government gets a nice anniversary present. Three days after it completes one year in office, numbers put out by the Central Statistical Office (CSO) show the economy grew 7.3 per cent in 2014-15 against 6.9 per cent in 2013-14. ...

GDP at 7.3%: India's economy has turned the corner, but one wrong step could spoil it

May 30, 2015 at 09:22 | Source: FirstPost

So the Narendra Modi government gets a nice anniversary present. Three days after it completes one year in office, numbers put out by the Central Statistical Office (CSO) show the economy grew 7.3 per cent in 2014-15 against 6.9 per cent in 2013-14. ...

Euro zone economy picks up pace but Germany lags| Reuters

May 14, 2015 at 01:45 | Source: FirstPost

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 ...

Top sugar producing state Maharashtra approves export subsidy - source| Reuters

May 12, 2015 at 23:30 | Source: FirstPost

MUMBAI India's biggest sugar producing state, Maharashtra, approved a subsidy of 1,000 rupees per tonne for raw sugar exports, a senior state government official said, in an attempt to reduce inventory that has depressed local prices.Exports from Ind...

Break from the past: NDA seeks to overhaul India's foreign trade with new policy

Apr 02, 2015 at 10:18 | Source: FirstPost

The Narendra Modi-led NDA government's first foreign trade policy is being hailed as an attempt to overhaul India's exports by integrating the prime minister's Make in India and Digital India initiatives. The underlying theme of the policy is also im...

Make in India push for exports: NDA's foreign trade policy sets $900 bn target by 2020

Apr 02, 2015 at 09:46 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi: Aiming to nearly double India's exports of goods and services to $900 billion by 2020, the government on Wednesday announced several incentives in the five-year Foreign Trade Policy for exporters and units in the Special Economic Zones.Unv...

Make in India push for exports: NDA's 1st trade policy sets $900 bn target by 2020

Apr 02, 2015 at 07:40 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi: Aiming to nearly double India's exports of goods and services to $900 billion by 2020, the government on Wednesday announced several incentives in the five-year Foreign Trade Policy for exporters and units in the Special Economic Zones.Unv...

FTP proposes new institutions to boost global trade

Apr 01, 2015 at 21:27 | Source: FirstPost

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 ...

Free Trade Policy offers sops for exporters, govt eyes $900 bn exports by 2020

Apr 01, 2015 at 21:12 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi: Aiming to nearly double India's exports of goods and services to $900 billion by 2020, the government on Wednesday announced several incentives in the five-year Foreign Trade Policy for exporters and units in the Special Economic Zones.Unv...

'Lee Kuan Yew a lion among leaders': Responses to demise of Singapore's first PM

Mar 23, 2015 at 13:40 | Source: FirstPost

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. He was 91 years old.The country's first and longest-serving p...

'Lee Kuan Yew a lion among leaders': Who said what on the demise of Singapore's first PM

Mar 23, 2015 at 12:15 | Source: FirstPost

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. He was 91 years old.The country's first and longest-serving p...

Lee Kuan Yew was a lion among leaders: Modi condoles demise of Singapore's first PM

Mar 23, 2015 at 11:02 | Source: FirstPost

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. He was 91 years old.The country's first and longest-serving p...

Modi to Ban Ki-moon: World leaders condole death of Singapore founding father Lee Kuan Yew

Mar 23, 2015 at 09:46 | Source: FirstPost

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. He was 91 years old.The country's first and longest-serving p...

Modern Singapore's founding father Lee Kuan Yew passes away at 91

Mar 23, 2015 at 08:15 | Source: FirstPost

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: FirstPost

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...

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