The great power
Express, 30 December
diplomatic run in
2010 saw significant
relations with all
the great powers,
the coming year will
test India’s foreign
policy on a range of
More sops for exports in mid-Jan:
Economic Times, 24 December, 2010
The government will
announce more sops in mid-January for the export sectors that
continue to languish in the global market, commerce and industry
minister Anand Sharma has said.
Export reopening hope keeps up cotton
The Business Standard, 24 December, 2010
Cotton prices remained high on Thursday
due to the expected demand from exporters, who are waiting for fresh
export registration to begin in the middle of next month. Shipments
are expected from February 1.
Fresh registration for cotton exports
to begin in January
Business Standard, 23 December 2010
The registration for exports of the
remaining 2.5 million bales (1 billion = 170 kgs) of cotton – the
total allocation was for 5.5 million bales – is likely to start in
the first week of January.
Cancun climate change meet Sans
concrete initiative‚ talks move
The Himalayan Times, 23 December 2010
More than fifteen thousand people
gathered on the beach at Cancun of Mexico for the first two weeks of
November‚ discussing about the changing climate on the earth‚ which
doesn’t have any option till date.
East Asian diplomacy: India a bit
Business Standard, 21 December 2010
India needs to develop and dispatch more
human resources to the South Asian and East Asian region in order to
bolster its 'Look East' policy and increase its engagement with a
neighbourhood that has significant Chinese influence, Singapore’s
foreign minister George Yeo said.
Riding on recovery, foreign trade
Deccan Herald, 21 December 2010
Buoyed by increasing global demand for
Indian merchandise, the country’s exports in the fiscal 2010-11 is
expected to comfortably cross the target of $200 billion, even as
there are lurking fears that ongoing escalation of Euro crisis may
affect the growth momentum of the external trade.
Govt gives more time to cotton
exporters to exhaust the limit
Business Standard, 20 December 2010
In a bid to calm the flared up cotton
market, the government today gave exporters more time to exhaust the
permissible shipment limit of 55 lakh bales, saying that there has
been no change in the ceiling for the current year. More...
DGFT to again authorise cotton
exports; revised rules coming
Business Standard, 18 December 2010
The Directorate General of Foreign Trade
(DGFT) has taken back the power for registration, inspection and
clearance of cotton exports from the Textile Commissioner under the
textile ministry. DGFT works under the commerce ministry.
India, China agree to continue
cooperation on climate change
Sify News, 15 December 2010
India and China Thursday agreed to
continue their consultations on climate change negotiations and
strengthen bilateral cooperation in green technologies. More...
Govt allows 8,200 tonne sugar export
to US in FY11
Business Standard, 15 December 2010
With production likely to exceed demand,
India today allowed exports of 8,200 tonnes of raw sugar to the US
as India in 2010-11 season ending September.
California to adopt 'cap and trade' to
combat climate change
Mercury News.com, 15 December 2010
Taking the lead where Washington has
wavered, California on Thursday is expected to adopt the nation's
most ambitious plan yet to curb global warming.
GoI should allow Pakistan to export
more items to India: Pak chambers
Business Standard, 13 December 2010
In order to increase bilateral trade
between India and Pakistan, various industry chambers in Pakistan
feel the Indian government should allow more items to be imported
from Pakistan through Attari Road, Wagah (Amritsar).
Ethiopia invites farmers from region
Indian Express, 13 December 2010
Claiming that there is a lot of scope
for trade and investment in Ethiopia, Mehreteab Mulugeta, Minister
Councilor (II), Economic and Business, Ethiopia, said participation
in the Punjab International Trade Expo (PITEX) 2010.
Oct exports jump 21.3 pc to USD 18
The Economic Times, 01 December 2010
India's merchandise exports rose 21.3
per cent to USD 18 billion in October over the year-ago period,
boosting hopes that the USD 200-billion target for the current
fiscal will be met.
Centre declares Srinagar, Anantnag as
'Export Excellence towns'
The Economic Times, 01 December 2010
Set to give boost to export of goods
from Jammu and Kashmir, Centre has declared Srinagar the summer
capital and Anantnag district as "towns of export excellence" in
terms of Foreign Trade Policy (FTP).
On opening day, ‘Cancun can' is the
The Hindu, 01 December 2010
The opening day of the U.N. climate
change conference on Monday laid great emphasis on achieving a
package of decisions at the end of the 10-day deliberations.
Nation targets 5% poverty rate by 2020
Viet Nam News, 01 December 2010
Viet Nam aims to reduce the poverty rate
to five per cent or less by the beginning of the next decade from
the current estimated rate of 9.45 per cent under a draft resolution
on directing sustainable poverty reduction during the 2011-20
India’s Foreign trade Data: October,
Press Information Bureau, 01 December 2010
India’s exports during October, 2010
were valued at US $ 17960 million (Rs. 79763 crore) which was 21.3
per cent higher in Dollar terms (15.3 per cent higher in Rupee
terms) than the level of US $ 14806 million (Rs.69175 crore) during