US asks India to remove obstacles in bilateral trade
Business Standard, 23 February 2015

The US wants India to remove obstacles in the way of boosting two-way trade with reforms, more openness of economy, ease of doing business and by giving confidence to investors. More...

South Africa upbeat on `Make in India` to boost trade
Business Standard, 23 February 2015

30-member South African team in India to exploring partnerships in pharma, manufacturing and IT. More...

Environment Ministry will work as facilitator of sustainable development
Zee News, 23 February 2015

The Environment Ministry will work as a facilitator of sustainable development by bringing transparency, removing bottlenecks and encouraging people`s participation, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said Monday. More...

Trade is never impossible
Pakistan Today, 22 February 2015

Going with the international trade theory, countries having similar factor endowments or similar comparative advantages or trade non-complementarities are less likely to have a healthy trading relationship among them. More...

Oman keen to boost trade with India to cement strategic ties
The Economic Times, 22 February 2015

Keen to bolster its strategic ties with India, oil-rich Oman has invited Indian industries to establish more joint ventures in sectors like finance, insurance, engineering and telecom as the "politically stable" Gulf nation sought to diversify its economy. More...

US for `differentiation` concept in WTO farm talks, India says no
The Economic Times, 22 February 2015

The US wants to introduce the concept of `differentiation` of developing countries in the WTO negotiations on agriculture, a move that has been rejected by countries like India and China. More...

Environmental loss worth Rs 1290 crore due to climate change in Sundarbans
DNA, 22 February 2015

Environmental damage in the climate change-hit islands of Sundarbans is costing India Rs 1,290 crore each year, estimates a latest World Bank report. More...

Mamata for quick trade dispute settlements
The Daily Star, 21 February 2015

Visiting West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today proposed to form a joint business council for quick solution of disputes in bilateral trade and investment. More...

Air pollution in India cutting 660 million lives short by 3 years
Live Mint, 21 February 2015

A study published in the Economic & Political Weekly shows 13 Indian cities are on WHO list of the 20 most polluted. More...

$1.92b Pak-India trade swelled to $3.28b: HC for taping potential to strengthen each other
Custom Times, 21 February 2015

As Pakistan and India have the potential to become a growth opportunity for each other, both the countries should take collective measures for mutual benefit, said Indian High Commissioner in Pakistan TCA Raghavan has. More...

US seeks reduced farm subsidies from India, China
Live Mint, 21 February 2015

Under the Doha talks, the developing countries don t have to undertake any substantive commitments under the existing mandates, something the US cannot endorse. More...

India to go slow on agricultural talks as US seeks tariff cuts
The Economic Times, 21 February 2015

India is likely to go slow on agricultural talks with the US after Washington sought greater market access through tariff cuts for its apples, almonds, walnuts and whiskey. The import duties for these items are at the ceiling level, bound by India at the World Trade Organization. More...

India-Myanmar bilateral trade expected to reach $10 bn by 2020
Business Standard, 19 February 2015

The volume of bilateral trade between India and Myanmar is expected to reach $10 billion by 2020, said an official of the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry Thursday. More...

5th India Myanmar Joint Trade Committee (JTC) meet held in Nay Pyi Taw
India Today, 19 February 2015

India Myanmar Joint Trade Committee meet was held in Nay Pyi Taw on 17th February, 2015. It was the 5th JTC which was held this year. The JTC this time was co-chaired by Ministry of Commerce & Industry Nirmala Sitharam and Union Minister (Commerce) of Myanmar U Win Myint. More...

India-Pakistan: The Curious Case of the MFN Status
The Diplomat, 14 February 2015

Progress on bilateral trade issues appears to have been lost. What happened?. More...

Time right to sign trade pact with India: EU envoy
The Hindu, 18 February 2015

Terming 2015 an interesting and exciting year, European Union Ambassador J Cravinho said that this was the right time for the India-European Union Broad-based Investment and Trade Agreement to be finalised. More...

India-Pakistan: The Curious Case of the MFN Status
The Diplomat, 14 February 2015

Progress on bilateral trade issues appears to have been lost. What happened?. More...

India's solar energy output goal could create 1 million jobs
Business Standard, 14 February 2015

India's goal of reaching 100 gigawatt solar energy goal by 2022 could create one million jobs, a new analysis released today said. More...

Millennium Development Goals: A Mixed Report Card for India
IPS News, 14 February 2015

Despite being one of the world s fastest expanding economies, projected to clock seven-percent GDP growth in 2017, India a nation of 1.2 billion is trailing behind on many vital social development indices while also hosting one-fourth of the world s poor. More...

Cross LoC trade between Uri and Muzzafarbad resumes
The Indian Express, 13 February 2015

The cross LoC trade between Salamabad in Uri and Chikoti in Muzzafarbad was resumed on Thursday, six days after it was suspended over arrest of a Pakistan truck driver for carrying narcotics in his vehicle. More...

India to boost trade ties with US, commits to adopt FATCA soon
The Economic Times, 13 February 2015

Committing to boost trade ties, India and the US today resolved to enhance cooperation, remove obstacles to investment flows and work towards early adoption of FATCA to facilitate automatic flow of tax information. More...

India-Australia bilateral trade to double to $35 bn by 2020: Westpac
Business Standard, 12 February 2015

Bank increasing focus on technology, infrastructure. More...

Ensure resources to developing nations on climate change: India
National Column, 11 February 2015

The 15th Delhi Sustainable Development Summit (5-7 February) provided an opportunity for stakeholders to freely deliberate the international development agenda ahead of the UN summit on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in September and the UN Climate Change Conference in December. More...

Pakistan, India moving towards trade liberalisation: Pakistan Commerce Minister Khurram Dastgir Khan
The Economic Times, 07 February 2015

Pakistan may grant non-discriminatory market access status to India and the two countries are moving towards sealing a deal to liberalise trade, Commerce Minister Khurram Dastgir Khan has said. More...

India hopes for sustainable climate deal at Paris meet
The Asian Age, 07 February 2015

India on Friday made a strong pitch for a new sustainable climate deal at the UN Climate Conference in Paris for which the countries need to resolve the critical issue of differentiated responsibilities. More...

Will not cut farm subsidies unless India and China do
Live Mint, 6 February 2015

US Washington also wants India and China to give enhanced market access for five products including beef, wheat. More...

India among countries most vulnerable to climate change: Global Commission
Zee News, 6 February 2015

India is one of the countries most vulnerable to climate change and global action is needed to address that challenge, according to the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate. More...

Millennium Development Goals: India`s achievement is a mixed bag
Business Standard, 5 February 2015

The country achieves target of reducing poverty by half, manages to control spread of deadly diseases but lags behind on targets for empowering women. More...

Nepal s wide trade gap with India hurting Indians
The Economic Times, 5 February 2015

Political crisis, severe energy shortage and lack of financial strength: hit by all these, Nepal is facing a steep decline in its trade with its largest trade partner, India. More...

India, Pakistan trade will resume. Lot of ice will melt by summer: Zubair Ahmed Malik
Business Standard, 5 February 2015

Interview with former president, The Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce & Industry. More...

30 crore people still live in extreme poverty in India: UN report
The Times of India, 4 February 2015

About 30 crore people still live in extreme poverty in India even as the Millennium Development Goal (MGD) programme will expire in December, a United Nations report has said. More...

Make `Renewable Energy` in India
IBN Live, 4 February 2015

Renewable energy has been one of the identified sectors under National Programme on `Make in India`. Make in India lists out vast potential of renewable energy resources in the country, its facilitative measures, and its import dependency as some of the drivers for this sector, and rightly so. More...

Enhance Imports from us for MFN Status: Pakistan tells India
The Dollar Business, 03 February 2015

Providing Most Favored Nation Status (MFN) status to India will adversely affect Pakistan s economy and so, India should increase imports from Pakistan to obtain MFN status. More...

Budget 2015 to hold roadmap for India`s actions on climate change, says Prakash Javadekar
The Economic Times, 03 February 2015

Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar today hoped that the upcoming Budget will give a clear indication as to how India would "walk the talk" on climate issues while negotiating a deal on emission cuts in Paris later this year. More...

Obama s obsession with Made in America and export to India does not match up with Modi s mantra of Make in India. More...

A trade war brewing
Live Mint, 03 February 2015

Obama s obsession with Made in America and export to India does not match up with Modi s mantra of Make in India. More...

Post bonhomie, an India-US face-off
Live Mint, 03 February 2015

A week after PM Modi and US President Obama unveiled a manifesto on cooperation, the two nations face each other in a trade dispute at the WTO. More...

Rise in bilateral trade hardened India s position on Kashmir: Abdul Basit
Live Mint, 03 February 2015

Mutual distrust between India and Pakistan doesn t allow expansion of bilateral trade, says the high commissioner. More...

Media plays role in Sino-Indian peace
Global Times, 02 February 2015

Translating economic reforms into growth
The Hindu, 02 February 2015

The balance of payments crisis in 1991 pushed the Indian economy to near bankruptcy. More...

Pachauri confident of deal on climate change in Paris conference
Hindustan Times, 01 February 2015

The world is set to take a call on new climate treaty in Paris and sustainable development goals (SDGs) in New York this year. What can be expected from the talks in New York?. More...

India, Israel to restart free trade agreement talks
The Times of India, 01 February 2015

India and Israel will resume negotiations for a free trade agreement (FTA) next week, government sources confirmed, in another indication of deepening ties between the two countries since the Narendra Modi-led NDA government came to power. More...

India wants China to open its market to Indian firms
The Times of India, 01 February 2015

Amid concerns over the widening trade deficit, India today hoped that China will open up its market to Indian companies and promised to make it easier for Chinese firms to do business in India. More...