African-Caribbean group backs India at WTO on
October 29, 2017
India has the support of the 72-member ACP (African,
Caribbean and Pacific) group of countries on its demand for a
permanent solution to the issue of public stock holding and food
security at the forthcoming World Trade Organisation (WTO) Ministerial
meet in Buenos Aires, said Patrick Gomes, Secretary-General, ACP.
India, EU not considering scaled-down version
of trade pact
The Hindu, October 25, 2017
Even as India and the European Union (EU) are yet to
finalise a date for re-launching their Free Trade Agreement (FTA)
negotiations stalled since 2013, both the sides are not considering
inking a scaled down version of the pact with a view to somehow
expedite the conclusion of the talks by lowering ambition, according
to an EU official.
US calls for increasing connectivity in South
The Economic Times, October
With an eye on China's 'One Belt One Road'
initiative, the US today called for increasing connectivity in the
South Asia region, saying it is one of the least economically
integrated regions in the world.
Targeted Poverty Alleviation & 2030
Sustainable Development Agenda
UNDP, October 10, 2017
Speech at the 2017 Global Poverty Reduction and
Development Forum on ‘Targeted Poverty Alleviation and 2030
Sustainable Development Agenda’.
India calls for new global partnership to
boost economic growth
Financial Express, October 6,
India has called for a new global partnership to
stimulate the weak economic growth through long-term investments in
critical sectors and enhancing trade.