January 2010

Davos 2010 ends with bankers on the defensive

BBC News, 31 January 2010
Top regulators warned that they could take drastic action to take some of the risk out of the financial industry.

Remove barriers for stronger recovery

The Times of India, 30 January 2010
Climate change cannot be tackled in isolation from food security, energy security, and poverty alleviation, Anand Sharma, commerce minister, told international investors at Davos on Friday.

DfID ‘not neglecting agriculture’

The Guardian, 30 January 2010
A report that called for the government to allocate at least 10% of its aid budget to agriculture and food security has been dismissed as “out of date” and “selective” by the Department for International Development (DfID).

Obama export goals may be hard to achieve, say analysts

Channel News Asia.com, January 29, 2010
President Barack Obama’s aim of doubling US exports within five years is an ambitious goal that will be hard to achieve without a broad effort to bring down trade barriers, analysts said.

WTO shares India’s concerns on protectionism

Business Standard, January 29, 2010
Sharing concerns of India and other developing countries, the World Trade Organization (WTO) today said protectionism was a major concern and expressed confidence that a deal on opening world trade further was possible this year.

India’s growth not inclusive enough to tackle poverty: UN

The Economic Times, January 29, 2010
India’s high growth has helped upgrade the living standards of its people, but is not sufficiently broadbased to reduce poverty in absolute levels, says a report of a UN agency.

IPCC admits ‘Himalayan’ blunder

Business Standard, 21 January 2010
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has admitted that a claim made in the 2007 report headed by R K Pachauri — that Himalayan glaciers could melt away by 2035 — was unfounded and unsubstantiated.

India still home to largest illiterate population: UNESCO

The Hindu, 20 January 2010
India still has the largest number of illiterate adults in the world, but has made “rapid advances” in cutting down the numbers of school drop outs, a new UN report on education has said.

Indo-Bangladesh relations: View of a new horizon

The Daily Star, 17 January 2010
Small is beautiful does not hold good in this world, not at least in the domain of international relations. In the new world order, it is quite natural that the nations of the world, particularly the economically weaker and smaller ones, will re-evaluate their development needs and revise their politico-economic requisites.

‘Negotiations have dictated our climate change moves’

Business Standard, 17 January 2010
Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh talks of his agenda for greening Indian industry: new energy efficiency norms for industry, applying a new environment index at industrial clusters.

Malaysia To Woo More FDIs From China This Year

Bernama.com, January 13, 2010
Taking the cue from the gradual global economic recovery, Malaysia will galvanise efforts to woo more foreign direct investments (FDIs) this year, says International Trade and Industry Deputy Minister Datuk Mukhriz Mahathir.

Trade forum seeks Bangla water links

The Telegraph, January 11, 2010
The North East Federation on International Trade has called on both India and Bangladesh to promote water transportation by making necessary amendments to the Protocol on Inland Water Transit And Trade.