July 2015

US senators vow to strengthen India-US ties

The Economic Times, 24 July 2015
Top American senators have vowed to strengthen India-US strategic and trade relationships, saying the ties between the two countries have become strong dramatically in a “very dangerous and ever-changing world.” More…

India, Brazil decide to explore ways to boost cooperation

The Economic Times, 23 July 2015
Seeking to enhance ties, India and Brazil have decided to explore ways to boost cooperation in diverse areas of defence, cyber security, trade and commerce. More…

Policy flip-flops? No way

The Hindu Business Line, 23 July 2015
There has been no trade-off with the US on food security and IPR laws, says the commerce minister. More…

India’s import duty hike raises red flag at WTO

The Times of India, 23 July 2015
For years the government has been talking about moving to Asean rates of import duty, which is around 5%. More…

India, WTO working together for permanent solution on food security

Business Today, 22 July 2015
India is working with the World Trade Organisation (WTO) members to ensure an early permanent solution on the food security issue, parliament was informed on Wednesday by Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha. More…

Viewpoint: Britain must pay reparations to India

BBC, 22 July 2015
At the beginning of the 18th Century, India’s share of the world economy was 23%, as large as all of Europe put together. By the time the British departed India, it had dropped to less than 4%. More…

Vladimir Putin pitches for increased cooperation with India

The Economic Times, 9 July 2015
Russian President Vladimir Putin today pitched for increased cooperation with India as Prime Minister Narendra Modi met him here for about 90-minutes, during which the two leaders discussed a host of issues, including market access issues and “challenges” to visa. More…

India moves to gauge gains of a free trade pact with Eurasian union

The Hindu Business Line, 8 July 2015
Sets up study group; a pact could lead to both commercial and strategic gains, says official.. More…

India says developed countries diverting climate change funds

Live Mint, 8 July 2015
India airs concerns ahead of the third Financing for Development conference in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa.. More…

India feels the heat in WTO solar dispute with US

Business Standard, 8 July 2015
India might once again face flak at the World Trade Organization’s dispute settlement body over its solar mission programme case against the US even as the verdict is expected by end of August.. More…

Countries set to adopt sustainable goals soon

The Asian Age, 8 July 2015
With the millennium development goals set to reach their December 2015 deadline, a new set of transformative sustainable development goals will be adopted by many countries, including India, as a part of the post–2015 development agenda.. More…

Taste, cost and climate change prompt return of folk rice

Economic Times, 8 July 2015
Having lost the race to high- yielding varieties after the green revolution, a number of indigenous varieties of rice are now making a comeback due to their aromatic taste, low input cost and resilience to climate change.. More

India starts work on green power corridors

Live Mint, 7 July 2015
PGCIL plans to construct transmission links for 10,000MW solar capacity that may involve an investment of about Rs.9,000 crore.. More

Indian economy sprouts green shoots

Live Mint, 6 July 2015
A close scrutiny reveals that several sectors of the economy are witnessing a nascent pick up as the incremental reforms are slowly beginning to pay dividends.. More

Editorial: Trade signals

The Financial Express, 6 July 2015
Trade pacts like TPP will change the rules of the game.. More

PM Narendra Modi’s Russia, Central Asia visit to boost energy, trade ties

The Economic Times, 5 July 2015
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s forthcoming visit from July 6-13 to Russia as also five Central Asian countries is expected to boost strategic and economic ties with the region, India Inc said today.. More

India may change its WTO stance, seek another package

Business Standard, 3 July 2015
In a major change of stance, India might decide to settle for yet another package at the coming ministerial meeting of the World Trade Organization (WTO), similar to the Bali deal, through which some of its interests can be secured, instead of demanding the entire Doha Development Round be discussed.. More

Unprecedented heatwave: Behind the ‘Indian’ summer in Europe, climate change and an African scorcher

The Indian Express, 3 July 2015
IThe United Nations has issued an unusual safety advisory, and the World Health Organisation (WHO) and World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) have warned of future heatwaves.. More…

India is now a $2-trillion economy

The Hindu, 3 July 2015
India’s GDP crossed the $2-trillion mark in 2014, according to data released by the World Bank in Washington late on Wednesday. After taking 60 years to reach the $1-trillion mark, India added the next trillion in just seven years.. More…

US free trade pact with trans-pacific nations will hit Indian apparel exports

Business Standard, 2 July 2015
TPP is the initiative of the US with an aim to protect its domestic industry by gaining duty-free access to markets. More…

Beijing proposes India-China-Nepal economic corridor to boost trade

Hindustan Times, 2 July 2015
China has proposed an economic corridor with India through Nepal in what appears to be President Xi Jinping’s latest effort to enhance connectivity and trade links across south Asia. More…