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The spate of innovations emerging from the US' Silicon Valley, Beijing’s Zhongguancun district, India’s Bangalore or any other technology and creative hub--which promotes entrepreneurship, competition and knowledge sharing for innovation--is proof enough of the model's success. Many countries have attempted to replicate Silicon Valley, a dream place for innovators, inventors and tech entrepreneurs.  
 

Ahead of the WTO’s two-day General Council Meeting beginning Thursday, India has worked out a hard bargain strategy for drawing up a permanent solution on food subsidies.

 

Rice is the staple in large parts of India and all of Bangladesh; an increase in productivity will be the key to poverty alleviation writes Suresh P. Singh

 
The political changes that marked Maldives’ transition to democracy have not translated into equal distribution of wealth or access to basic public services such as clean water, health care, electricity, waste-management and sewage systems, throughout the country.  
 
The political changes that marked Maldives’ transition to democracy have not translated into equal distribution of wealth or access to basic public services such as clean water, health care, electricity, waste-management and sewage systems, throughout the country.  
 

It is January 2020 and the mood in the country is euphoric. Bangladesh's ready-made garments industry had a banner year in 2019, reaching the target of $50 billion dollars export level. 

 

As one of the major contributors to the Qatari migrant labour workforce, Nepal stands in a peculiar position in the ongoing episode. Should by any chance the venue be shifted from Qatar—and it would happen not because of the abusive working conditions, which should have been the focus of another FIFA investigation—we would have to wonder what would happen to all the Nepalis labouring on the stadia for the World Cup.

 

India is set to become the third largest economy in the world by 2030, according to latest estimates by a PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) report.

 
 

Granting Non Discriminatory Trade (NDT) of Most Favoured Nation (MFN) status to India will enable Pakistan to save around $3 billion per annum on account of freight charges due to significant reduction in distance. 

 
 
THE last four years has seen a dramatic change in economic ties between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.  The bilateral trade between the two countries exceeded US$ 100 million for the first time in 2013 compared to a level  of US$ 47 million in 2010. This dramatic rise was  due to Sri Lankan exports to Bangladesh more than doubling from US$ 34 million in 2010 to US$ 82 million in 2013 and Bangladeshi exports to Sri Lanka  doubling from US$ 13 million to US$ 26 million for the same period.  
 


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