October 2016

To boost trade, India to participate in the first-ever sustainable transport conference

Financial Express, 29 October, 2016
Ahead of the first global sustainable transport conference to be held in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, next month, transport ministers from 32 landlocked developing countries (LLDCs) met in La Paz, Bolivia to assess the progress in achieving sustainable transport.

Overcoming malnutrition: Why policies on trade and markets matter

BRIDGES, 18 October 2016
At the UN General Assembly last month, world leaders reiterated their commitment to the 2030 Agenda – including commitments in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on ending hunger and malnutrition. How can policies on trade and markets now help to achieve these objectives?

BRICS Summit 2016: Exim Bank released research papers, highlighting opportunities to enhance Intra-BRICS trade

Economic Times, 15 October, 2016
Export-Import Bank of India (Exim) Bank hosted the Financial Forum commencing of the BRICS Interbank Cooperation Mechanism, in Goa on Saturday. Exim Bank also released two research papers, highlighting India’s opportunities to enhance Intra-BRICS trade and sustainable investment opportunity for BRICS in Africa.

India takes the lead in BRICS

East Asia Forum, 8 October 2016
India’s core themes as it chairs BRICS will be building responsive, inclusive and collective solutions for the grouping. According to the Ministry of External Affairs, India will adopt a five-pronged approach comprising institution building, implementation, integration, innovation and continuity with consolidation.

Germany hopes India, EU FTA talks will resume soon

Business Line, 5 October, 2016
Germany hopes that the Free Trade Agreement talks between India and the European Union will resume by the end of the year. German Ambassador to India Martin Ney said there is a movement in the direction of talks between the two parties.

India seals climate loans as Paris Agreement completes

Global Trade Review, 4 October, 2016
The ADB has lent US$200mn to finance Indian climate change projects, in the week that the Indian government ratified the Paris Agreement.