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Boosting Trade: SAARC CCI stresses collaboration
Tribune, 27 February , 2018
South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) Chamber of Commerce and Industry President-elect Ruwan Edirisinghe has stressed the need to strengthen collaboration among Saarc member countries to boost trade and investment in the region and stave off chronic hostilities. More...


Diplomatic isolation no more? Modi government invites Pakistan for key WTO talks in Delhi
Financial Express, 26 February , 2018
In a sign of melting of ice between India and Pakistan, and in indications that New Delhi may have toned down on its measures to isolate Pakistan on the issue of terrorism, India is learnt to have extended an invitation to Islamabad to attend the informal World Trade Organisation (WTO) ministerial meeting in Delhi. More...


SAARC Business Leadersí Conclave next month
The Himalayan Times, 24 February , 2018
Business leaders of SAARC member nations will gather in the Capital next month to take part in the SAARC Business Leadersí Conclave that is scheduled to be held from March 16 to 18 with an objective to promote investment, innovation and entrepreneurship in the region. More...


India has failed to utilise its ties with its Bay of Bengal neighbours & should fix it quickly
The Print, 23 February , 2018
The group BIMSTEC could stem the regionís creeping militarization by instituting a Bay of Bengal Zone of Peace that seeks to limit any bellicose behaviour of extra-regional powers. More...


Logistics hub to turn Assamís Jogighopa into Indiaís new gateway to South-East Asia
Live Mint, 14 February , 2018
SJogighopa, a small town in Assam, is set to become Indiaís gateway to South-East Asia as well as the rest of the North-East with the road ministry gearing up to develop a multimodal logistics park (MMLP) there with road, rail, waterways and air transport facilities. More...


Could Rohingya issue derail the BIMSTEC initiative?
Dhaka Tribune, 13 February , 2018
ADB has warned that bilateral economic ties between the two countries had been affected owing to the ongoing Rohingya crisis  More...


India's New Gateway to Bhutan
The Diplomat, 8 February , 2018
Adding another feather to 50 years of diplomatic relations, Bhutan opened its second consulate office in eastern India on February 2, 2018 at Panjabari in Guwahati, Assam.  More...


SAARC committed to greater economic integration
Tribune, 7 February , 2018
South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) Chamber President Suraj Vaidya reiterated on Tuesday his pledge to take concrete and result-oriented steps for greater economic integration between member countries.  More...


Recipe to boost South Asian trade
The Daily Star, 06 February , 2018
Trade has been identified as a vehicle of inclusive and sustainable economic growth and poverty reduction mechanism in the Addis Ababa Action Agenda and the Agenda 2030 of the United Nations. More...







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