May 2017

Narendra Modi’s four-nation tour: India, Germany push for sustainable development

Firstpost, May 30, 2017
It would be an “immoral and criminal act” to spoil the environment for future generations; Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday and underlined the need to protect nature, as the Trump administration mulls to overturn the US position on the 2015 Paris climate accord.

Africa key for India, trade has doubled in 5 years: Narendra Modi

Live Mint, May 23, 2017
Narendra Modi pitches for Asia-Africa growth corridor, says India working with the US and Japan to support African development.

India doesn’t have a lot to lose by boycotting OBOR. Read why

Economic Times, May 21, 2017
What does India want from the world? It’s quite clear, really: international partnerships to accelerate its domestic development, a stable and conducive periphery, a multi-polar Asia, an end to cross-border terrorism and a sufficient role in global governance to enable it to meet these goals. Today, each of these objectives relates in some way to India’s relations with China.

Trade, Connectivity Take Centre Stage at “Belt and Road” Forum

ICTSD Bridges News, May 19, 2017
Leaders from 30 countries concluded the “Belt and Road” forum on Monday 15 May, hosted by China in the Asian economy’s capital city. The event, which also drew participation from international organisations and delegates from various countries, was meant to highlight the Belt and Road Initiative – a Chinese-led infrastructure plan aimed at connecting Asia and Europe through a combination of train routes, ports, and roads.

India-Sweden hold talks on cooperation in MSME sector at JCEC

KNN India, May 17, 2017
The 18th Session of India-Sweden Joint Commission for Economic, Industrial and Scientific Cooperation (JCEC) took place recently in the national capital. The discussion focussed on various themes including the cooperation between the two countries in the MSME sector.

Takeaways from the World Economic Forum on ASEAN

Devex, 12 May, 2017
Hundreds of delegates gathered this week for the World Economic Forum on ASEAN, to discuss broad issues of “youth, technology, and growth” within a rapidly changing region.