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Tapping export trade potential
Financial Express, 25 December, 2017
With Western donors going for belt-tightening in the field of overseas aid for their practical reasons, it is urgent for Bangladesh to look for effective ways to boost its export earnings. But the country's trade deficit has worryingly been yawning. Since fiscal 2012-13, the deficit has been hovering around $6.0 billion. And in fiscal 2016-17, it made a 47 per cent year-on-year jump on the back of a wide mismatch between the rate of export growth and that of import.   More...

 

Trust deficit, cross border terrorism biggest challenges before SAARC
The Hindu, 09 December, 2017
Trust deficit and cross border terrorism were seen as the biggest challenges for SAARC. Speaker after speaker touched upon this at an international conference on the ‘Changing Dynamics in SAARC: Challenges and Opportunities in the Region’ which began here on Friday. More...

 

Cross-border electricity trading in South Asia, Myanmar, and Southeast Asia – 2017
Power Technology, 12 December, 2017
The South Asian economy continues its optimistic growth trend projected at 6.8% in 2017 and an average growth of 7.2% in 2018–2019 which is likely to increase the power demand of the region in the coming years (World Bank, 2017).  More...

 

South Asia’s citizens can succeed where governments failed
Arab News, 09 December, 2017
The unfortunate postponement of the 19th summit of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) has led to a complete deadlock on potential agreements on energy, trade, transit and investment. While many see this as the result of political frictions between India and Pakistan, it is important to note that the other six members — Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka — have also not made much progress in taking the agenda forward. More...

 

China firming up trade agreements with South Asian countries
Hindustan Times, 04 December, 2017
Beijing’s recent efforts to sign FTAs with several countries is now part of its broad plans to enter trade agreements with countries along the Belt and Road Initiative. More...

 

SAARC CCI President hails Pak support for promotion of regional trade
Pak Observer, December, 2017
SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) President Suraj Vaidya Monday underscored Pakistan’s support for enhancement of trade, investment and business amongst the member countries of the SAARC region. More...

 

 

 

 

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