January 2011

Gates heats up talk on climate change, bats for India

Indian Express, 29 January 2011
Microsoft Corporation chairman Bill Gates did not mind taking cudgels with world leaders when batting for India’s poor in the raging global debate on sustainable growth.

UNCTAD: U.S. Still Leads as Foreign Investment Destination, But Developing Nations Booming

Area Development, 28 January 2011
For the first time since record-keeping began in the 1970s, developing nations attracted more than half of all foreign investment in 2010.

New Foreign Trade Policy likely by July 2011: Sources

News Centre, January 28, 2011
India’s Foreign Trade Policy (FTP) is set for an overhaul, reports CNBC-TV18 quoting government sources. The new policy will have a holistic approach towards exports. It is likely to come by July 2011.

India’s own emission reducing mechanism

Hindustan Times, 27 January 2011
Companies consuming less energy will now be able to sell the efficiency certificates to the non-efficient ones, domestically.

Export incentives unlikely this financial year

Business Standard, January 27, 2011
The government is unlikely to extend any more incentives to exporters this financial year, with the export growth rate at an impressive 36.3 per cent in December, even as they complain of a high interest rate eating away competitiveness.

Global Poverty Summit Addresses MDGs, Global Trade Policy

Kaiser Family Foundation, 24 January 2011
At the Global Poverty Summit January 16-19 in Johannesburg, South Africa, “academics, policy-makers, civil society activists and development workers agreed that the [U.N. Millennium Development Goals] MDGs have made a difference.

Food security in Ghana: Is growing more food the solution?

Ghana Business News, 24 January 2011
Every year, on October 16, World Food Day is observed globally. The theme for this year’s celebration which was “United against Hunger”, as has been the case for some time now was centered on ensuring food security.

Worst may not be over for Indian markets

Business Standard, 17 January 2011
An auspicious start for the market on the first day of the year need not mean that what begins well remains well. This is true at least for Indian equities.

India to set up educational institutes in Africa

Hindustan Times, 15 January 2011
India plans to set up a slew of educational institutions in Africa over the coming years in a soft diplomacy initiative at a time when it is competing with China over presence and investments in the region.

State trading body claims it didn’t know of racket

Hindustan Times, 03 January 2011
Even as the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has found that the multi crore fraudulent import racket of popcorn maize was on for the last eight years, the State Trading Corporation of India Limited (STC), which monitors these imports, seems to be unaware of it.

IT investment region to be taken up at Rs 17,883-cr

Business Standard, 03 January 2011
The implementation of the proposed Information Technology (IT) investment region in Orissa will involve a cost of Rs 17,883 crore.