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India hub of illicit drug trade via internet
Feb 25, 2010 A new United Nations report has revealed that narcotics smuggle via the internet is taking place in a big way in India. The agency has urged the authorities to increase its vigilance in detecting the misuse of courier and postal services and stop the rising drug abuse in its neighbourhood.
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SAARC summit to sign drafts on climate, free-trade
Apr 26, 2010 Foreign secretaries of the eight-member regional grouping are meeting in Bhutan to reach a common economic and development goal. Civil activists from the region just days before the summit hosted Peoples SAARC, an assembly in India to forge a strong South Asian identity, and collaborate for peace and development.
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India not ready for European cheese
May 04, 2010 Anti-poverty activists are advocating the exclusion of the dairy sector from the scope of EU-India free trade, as the EU has displayed scant concern for the plight of India's rural farmers. Women especially would be the worst victims of the expose of the dairy sector to outside competition.
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Afghanistan's illegal gem trade flourishing
Dec 23, 2009 Afghanistan today is a paradise for illegal excavators and smugglers of precious gems, stones and other antique artifacts. These are being smuggled to European and Asian countries with much ease in the absence of effective government.
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Hill women turn entrepreneurs in India
Jan 18, 2010 Rural women engaged with self-help groups in a north Indian village are the new faces of cooperative business. Starting as a single group, these women went on to set up many agro-eco-based income-generation initiatives, trading surplus food items to local markets, as well as in big cities.
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No breakthrough in WTO talks
Jul 30, 2008 After nine days of hectic negotiations at Geneva, the Doha Round of multi-lateral trade talks collapsed once again as India and China remain unrelenting on the US demands for opening markets. The developing countries insist on safeguarding farmers’ livelihoods against emergencies like global food crisis and oil price rise.
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A decade of failing promises at WTO
Nov 17, 2011 A decade of negotiations at the World Trade Organisation for pro-poor international trade agreements have barely borne positive results, writes trade policy expert Aurelie Walker. Developing countries have been sidelined in development efforts by the global powers.
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Developed countries must honour principles of equity: Indian environment minister
Jun 29, 2012 Jayanthi Natarajan, Minister of Environment & Forests, Government of India at the High Level Round Table of the Rio+20 Conference stressed on the need for a balanced, integrated and inclusive approach for sustained growth and a prosperous future.
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Lifeline for small business enterprises in Bangladesh
Jul 05, 2012 A $55 million loan from IFC (member of the World Bank group) will help the country’s City Bank to ensure that its small, export-oriented enterprises have access to life-saving trade finance.
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South Asian trade on an upswing: Report
Jul 24, 2012 Consumers across South Asia would gain from the growth that involves trade among the nations within the region, says a recent report by Consumer Union Trust Society International.
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Indian Minister to lead a high-level delegation to Sri Lanka
Aug 01, 2012 Indian Union Minister for Commerce, Industry & Textiles, Anand Sharma, will lead a high-level ministerial delegation to Sri Lanka from 3rd to 5th August to enhance the bilateral trade between the two nations.
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India allows FDI from Pakistan
Aug 02, 2012 In a major decision, India has allowed investment from Pakistan paving way for Islamabad to normalise bilateral economic ties by implementing much-delayed Most Favoured Nation (MFN) status for New Delhi.
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Rights record in Sri Lanka to cost textile concession
Oct 28, 2009 In Sri Lanka's crucial textile industry, thousands of jobs are under threat following EU report over alleged human rights abuses and the failure to implement human rights conventions in the country. Officials have suggested that a key trade concession worth more than US$100 million could be withdrawn.
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Pakistan's economic crisis worst in decade
Oct 17, 2008 After a near decade of growth, lack of security and compounding debt has Pakistan on the wrong foot. Huge trade deficits may lead to a halt in food production and inability to import oil. People fear the economic slowdown can affect jobs in the infrastructure industry.
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Pricey tea in times of global meltdown
Oct 30, 2008 Tea growers in Sri Lanka have been told to cut down on production to keep the prices high. The move comes in the wake of reluctance from international buyers, citing market instability that has affected hundreds of thousands of tea producers in the country.
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Harvard university gives suggestions for new climate deal
Nov 26, 2008 A report by Harvard University project on International Climate Agreements has called for scientifically sound, economically rational and politically pragmatic climate change pact post Kyoto Protocol. It also calls on the rich nations to take the lead in cutting emissions of greenhouse gases.
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Make way for fair trade, says Millennium Campaign
Nov 27, 2008 Ahead of the conference on Financing for Development in Doha this weekend, the United Nations Millennium Campaign has called upon rich countries to commit to a more equitable global trade and market access. At the same time, poor countries must mobilise domestic resources towards fighting poverty.
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Indian firms may capitalise on Obama's clean energy drive
Jan 22, 2009 US President Barack Obama’s climate change policy may usher in benefits for Indian companies implementing clean technology projects. With the new government promising to reduce America’s carbon emissions and increase investment in renewable energy, India can generate greater demand for its carbon credits.
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India and Spain enhance trade ties
Apr 24, 2009 India and Spain have signed three pacts to enhance trade ties in the fields of tourism, agriculture and renewable energy. The agreements were signed during Indian President Pratibha Patil’s visit to Spain.
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Free-trade between Nepal and Pakistan on the cards
Jun 30, 2009 Foreign secretaries of Nepal and Pakistan attached special importance to inking Free Trade Agreement at the earliest at a meeting on Monday in Kathmandu. Both countries have also expressed their desire to further deepen bilateral cooperation in other areas of economy, agriculture, energy, environment and culture.
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Hurdles in Indo-US nuclear deal before it goes commercial
Jul 21, 2009 US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton began talks with Indian officials in New Delhi on Monday to take forward the civilian nuclear cooperation agreement. But it appears that there are many roadblocks that need to be cleared before deals worth an estimated 10 billion dollars can be signed.
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Moving beyond arbitration to resolve trade disputes
Aug 25, 2010 Historically, international arbitration has been viewed as the potential instrument to protect foreign investments in international investment agreements. However, the latest report by UNCTAD, Investor–State Disputes: Prevention and Alternatives to Arbitration, highlights how the negotiations are disadvantageous for the developing economies and attempts to find alternatives to the process.
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Sri Lanka at loggerheads with EU over rights
Jul 06, 2010 Starting August 15, Sri Lanka will lose its preferential trade access by the European Union after it refused to make written pledges to improve its human rights record. EU being their largest trading partner, the country’s exports are going to be hit badly by the decision.
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Indo-Japan free trade deals threaten livelihoods of local fishermen
Nov 02, 2010 The Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement between India and Japan is expected to adversely affect the livelihoods of local fishermen. The Agreement allows for Japanese fishing fleets to evade current restrictions on foreign operators, thereby, ignoring the plight of artisanal fishermen or small trawler owners.
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Now tea growers can enjoy their brew
Jul 09, 2010 According to an FAO expert, government of tea producing nations have always emphasised on stimulating exports, rather than local consumption. But over the last five years the trend has been changing turning more tea producers into tea lovers, which adds to the local agricultural endeavours and revenue.
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13 countries meet in Bali to save tigers
Jul 14, 2010 A three-day meeting of delegates from 13 tiger-range countries in Bali has called for more stringent laws to check illegal tiger trade. The organisers stressed that without effective cross-border cooperation measures adopted by countries to prevent poaching of tigers will be futile.
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Millions die of hunger while banks, traders bet on food
Jan 26, 2011 Experts say that it is not poor harvests or climate change but speculation, which has resulted in spiking food prices. Futures markets and banks have held millions of lives at ransom while they engage in making profits.
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EU-Uzbekistan trade deal condemned for backing child labour
Feb 18, 2011 Rights groups have condemned EU’s textile trade agreement with Uzbekistan as a move that implicitly backs child labour. Uzbek cotton industry is increasingly being boycotted by Western countries on the grounds that it uses raw cotton harvested by forced child labour and the agreement is seen as violating international laws on child and human rights.
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Not just BRICS in the wall
Apr 14, 2011 The BRICS summit in China has called to strengthen co-operation among member countries and other developing nations on economic growth, climate change and free trade. With this, the organisation aims to have a greater say in global affairs.
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BRICS to sway Doha talks
Apr 18, 2011 The BRICS summit concluded with a pledge to strengthen its presence in global affairs. The group is now set to exercise its force towards a favourable deal for developing nations at the upcoming Doha round of talks.
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