September 2010

China vows to speed up cross-border economic zone development with Vietnam

Xinhua, 14 September 2010
China is working on diversifying the cooperation model with Vietnam in the border areas and committed to the construction of a cross-border economic zone, said a Chinese official at a seminar here.

India is world’s second-most sought destination for FDI

Sify Finance, 10 September 2010
India will be the second-most popular destination for foreign direct investment in the globe over the next two years, says the World Investment Prospect Surveys 2010 –2012.

Macroeconomic indicators – India foreign trade update in July

Steel Guru, 07 September 2010
India’s exports during July, 2010 were valued at USD 16240 million (INR 76064 crore) which was 13.2% higher in Dollar terms (9.4% higher in Rupee terms) than the level of USD 14341 million (INR 69521 crore) during July 2009.

FDI dips 18 pc during Jan-June 2010

Deccan Herald, 02 September 2010
Foreign direct investment in India declined by 18.3 per cent to USD 10.77 billion during the first half of 2010.

Encouraging but worrisome

Hindustan Times, 02 September 2010
It’s that time of year when the collective back of the nation is patted for a good show on the economic front. A clear trend India posted a gross domestic product (GDP) growth rate of 8.8 per cent in the last quarter.

Exports in July grow 13% to $16.2 b

Business Line, 02 September 2010
Exports in July grew by 13.2 per cent, the slowest so far this fiscal, to $16.24 billion due to weak demand in major markets like the US and Europe.

Garment exports decline again to $816 million

The Hindu, 01 September 2010
Even as overall exports from India have continued to grow, albeit at a slower pace, garment exports have gone deeper into the red.

Are The Millennium Development Goals Counter-Productive?

Eurasia Review, 01 September 2010
The EU’s discourse on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) remains unhelpfully inward-looking.

Is it possible to predict future climate change?

The Hindu, 01 September 2010
Climate change is a topic for hot debate across countries right now, but is it possible to predict future climate change?

Foreign trade policy review responds to exporters’ demand

Business Standard, 01 September 2010
The annual supplement to the 2009-14 Foreign Trade Policy (FTP) unveiled on August 23 has its share of the expected and the unexpected.