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WTO calls crisis meet

Oct 22, 2014 at 05:02 | Source: Calcutta Telegraph News

Geneva, Oct. 21 (Reuters): World Trade Organisation (WTO) chief Roberto Azevedo will consult WTO ambassadors on Wednesday and try to work out how to pick up the pieces after the global trade negotiations suffered a final defeat on Tuesday. “Wh...

Trade deficit widens in September

Oct 15, 2014 at 12:42 | Source: Calcutta Telegraph News

New Delhi, Oct. 14: Trade deficit widened to $14.25 billion in September as gold imports surged about 450 per cent to $3.75 billion. Keeping the current account deficit in control will be a cause for concern for the government as big purchases are e...

Vietnam tanker: Piracy 'very likely' cause of disappearance

Oct 08, 2014 at 22:52 | Source: BBC

Vietnamese coastguards and the owners of an oil tanker that went missing after leaving Singapore say they firmly believe it has been seized by pirates near Indonesia. Communications equipment on board the Sunrise-689 appeared to have been switched of...

Indian PM Narendra Modi meets Obama at White House

Sep 30, 2014 at 12:57 | Source: BBC

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has met US President Barack Obama at the White House over dinner, ahead of formal talks on Tuesday. The two leaders exchanged anecdotes about their first few days in office, to see if they had anything in common , ...

Narendra Modi: India PM to meet US business chiefs

Sep 29, 2014 at 18:37 | Source: BBC

Indian PM Narendra Modi is to meet US business leaders in New York after he addressed thousands of Indian-Americans with a speech at Madison Square Garden. He will meet top CEOs of Fortune 500 firms, including Google and IBM, to try to persuade them ...

Madison Square Garden spot for India's Modi on US visit

Sep 29, 2014 at 02:42 | Source: BBC

Thousands of Indian-Americans have gathered at Madison Square Garden in New York for a speech by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He is on his first visit to the US since being elected this summer, when the US lifted a visa ban brought in on grou...

PM Modi's US Visit: Nations should accommodate each other's concerns

Sep 28, 2014 at 08:12 | Source: Economic Times

UNITED NATIONS: Underlining the need for a "genuine international partnership," Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said nations should accommodate each other's concerns and interests when crafting global trade pacts to ensure their efforts are "mutu...

India's Modi calls for reform in speech to UN

Sep 28, 2014 at 04:17 | Source: BBC

Narendra Modi has used his first speech to the UN as India's prime minister to renew his country's call for reform of the Security Council. UN institutions which reflected the imperatives of the 20th Century will not be effective in the 21s...

India PM Narendra Modi set to begin key US visit

Sep 27, 2014 at 04:22 | Source: BBC

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to begin an official visit to the US to boost bilateral trade and court the investment of US firms. He arrives in New York where he will address the UN General Assembly, before heading to Washington fo...

Will Narendra Modi's visit boost India-US ties?

Sep 26, 2014 at 17:42 | Source: BBC

When Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi takes the stage at New York's Madison Square Garden on Sunday to address an audience of more than 20,000 people, it will be the highlight of his maiden visit to the US. The sell-out event, organised by pr...

Scotland independence: Why the Scotch industry won't be cheering for it

Sep 19, 2014 at 09:41 | Source: FirstPost

It would be a quite a shame if the Scots decided to separate from the UK at the risk of endangering what makes the country of deep interest to the rest of the world, or at least toIndia. You guessed it, we're talking about its whisky industry.Accordi...

Scotland results live: Ten assemblies declared, 'No' camp pulling ahead

Sep 19, 2014 at 08:45 | Source: FirstPost

8.45 am: Ten assembly results declared, 'Yes' camp pulls aheadThe results of nine assemblies are now out, and the 'No' camp is still marginally ahead. According to the latest tally, the No camp is pulling ahead, extending its slim leadto 52.4percent ...

Sop mentality off trade policy

Sep 15, 2014 at 07:52 | Source: Calcutta Telegraph News

New Delhi, Sept. 14: The Foreign Trade Policy (2014-19), expected later this month, will concentrate on broader issues such as increasing India's share in global trade and promoting new sectors for exports, apart from incentives. Nirmala Sithar...

Core projects in focus

Sep 13, 2014 at 10:57 | Source: Calcutta Telegraph News

New Delhi, Sept. 12: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today directed Indian Railways to submit a comprehensive plan to encourage FDI. He also asked his ministers to electronically monitor the progress of infrastructure projects. Indian Railways has been...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi reviews infra sectors; stresses on creating world-class infrastructure

Sep 13, 2014 at 04:40 | Source: Economic Times

NEW DELHI: In line with NDA government's focus, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday reviewed the progress of eight major infrastructure sectors; Civil Aviation, Ports and Inland Waterways, Railways, Roads, Telecom, Power, Coal, and New and Renewab...

ICC eyes biennial event

Sep 11, 2014 at 08:37 | Source: Calcutta Telegraph News

Calcutta, Sept. 10: The Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC) will bid to host the World Chambers Congress in the city in 2017. Calcutta will compete with Sydney, Manila and Guangzhou to bid for the event, organised by Paris-based World Chambers Federati...

New EU Commission gives key economic posts to France, Britain

Sep 11, 2014 at 00:30 | Source: FirstPost

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The incoming head of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, unveiled an EU executive team on Wednesday that handed key economic responsibilities to French and British politicians but overseen by others in a new-look hierar...

China's export numbers beat forecasts for August

Sep 08, 2014 at 16:57 | Source: BBC

China's latest export numbers rose by 9.4% in August from a year earlier, beating forecasts of about 8% growth. The official data showed imports dropped by 2.4% from the year before, though, which left the country with a record surplus of $49.8b...

India 'will honour' WTO trade deal pledge: Nirmala Sitharaman

Aug 17, 2014 at 07:42 | Source: Economic Times

NEW DELHI: India will keep a pledge to ratify a trillion-dollar global pact on easing trade restrictions, a minister told local media Saturday, adding negotiations with fellow World Trade Organisation members had not hit a "dead end". Commerce Minist...

PM Narendra Modi for impetus to exports, promotion councils for states

Aug 16, 2014 at 22:22 | Source: Economic Times

NHAVA SHEVA (MAHARASHTRA): The states will soon be allowed to form their own Export Promotion Councils, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said as he underscored the need for the Centre and states to work in tandem to give a fresh thrust to exports. He als...

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