June 2010

Right climate for energy peg

The Economic Times, 29 June 2010
The broad acceptance at Copenhagen of a 2° C temperature guard rail to avoid catastrophic impact of climate change has meant accepting a limit to the amount of carbon countries can emit.

CII’s engagements with China

The Economic Times, 29 June 2010
The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has a long-standing association with China. CII has established institutional partnerships with organizations like China Council for Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT), Ministry of Commerce), Trade Development Bureau (TDB) to facilitate promotion of bilateral trade and economic cooperation.

Open trade and growing aid help poor countries to record major MDG progress

Business Daily, 29 June 2010
When African leaders meet in Kampala, Uganda, mid next month for the 15th AU Summit, one item is likely to raise its ugly head yet again – the progress on Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

PM aims over 9% growth; $15 bn trade with Canada

Press Trust of India, 28 June 2010
Eyeing more than nine per cent growth rate for Indian economy, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today said exciting opportunities await India and Canada for mutual cooperation to raise their bilateral trade three-fold to 15 billion dollars within the next five years.

India looks for equitable emissions model

The Economic Times, 28 June 2010
New Delhi’s search for a model of equitable sharing of the total carbon that countries can spew into the atmosphere will begin at a conference organised by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences and the ministry of environment and forests.

Anand Sharma invites U.S. investments in India

The Hindu, 23 June 2010
Union Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma has urged the US industry leaders to increase their engagement with India and benefit form its investor-friendly environment.

Germany provides €31m for poverty alleviation fund

The Express Tribune, 05 June 2010
Germany has offered over 31 million euros to Pakistan for sustainable development, infrastructure, health and education and fighting poverty through the Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF), informed Dirk Niebel, the German Minister of Economic Cooperation and Development.

Sri Lanka invites Indian investment

The Hindu, 05 June 2010
Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Friday urged the Indian business community to explore abundant opportunities in infrastructure, agri-business and services sectors in the post-conflict era.

India, US officials discuss agriculture, trade, climate change

The Economic Times, 03 June 2010
Setting the tone for the first Indo-US Strategic Dialogue, top officials of the two countries have held a series of brainstorming sessions here during which they discussed bilateral ties and issues like counter- terrorism, education, agriculture, trade and climate change.