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While the failure to initiate a programme of building the capabilities of a majority of Indians is a moral failure, we would be missing the larger perspective if we do not recognise the economic significance of the short Nehru era in the long haul of India’s history.  
 

Disputes and judicial interventions have dogged the entry of private parties in the exploitation of telecommunications spectrum, gas fields, and coal mines, and others like iron ore, sand mines, and so on.

 

The prime minister’s Jan Dhan Yojana (JDY) is, in many ways, an improvement over previous financial-inclusion schemes. 

 
The Awami League government of Bangladesh has stepped up efforts to develop a blue economy following the settlement of its maritime disputes with neighbouring India and Myanmar writes Rupak Bhattacharjee
 
The downward revision of growth projections for emerging economies by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank is yet another reminder of how quickly the narrative has changed for these countries. This reversal has led to selloffs in emerging-market assets, be they equities, currencies or fixed-income.  
 

There have been promises of greater Indian investment in South Asia for a long time. A report produced by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in 2007 argued that India would play a key role in investing in South Asia and this in turn will stimulate intra-regional trade in the region. The report made special reference to the rapidly growing Indian IT industry and identified it as a potential investor in South Asia.

 
The U.S. and India are the two largest democracies in the world. In the early 1990s, India became an economic powerhouse by embracing the free enterprise system — the very system that made America so strong. India is now the world’s third largest economy and has quickly become one of America’s greatest trading partners. Notably, American exports to India have increased by 491 per cent since 2001. Bilateral trade between the countries has reached $100 billion and may rise to $500 billion by the end of the decade. These are not idle numbers. They tell the story of Americans who got jobs, earned promotions and started businesses because they embraced India as a trading partner.  
 

Bangladesh-Japan relations were established in February 1972. Japan is Bangladesh’s 11th-largest export market; imports from Bangladesh make up 26 percent of all Japanese imports from the least developed countries, second only to those from Cambodia. Common imports from Bangladesh to Japan include leather goods, ready-made garments, and shrimp. By 2004, Japan had become Bangladesh’s fourth-largest source of foreign direct investment, behind the United States, United Kingdom, and Malaysia. Japan’s political goals in its relationship with Bangladesh include gaining support for their bid to join the United Nations Security Council, and securing markets for their finished goods. Japan is a significant source of development aid to Bangladesh.

 

In their bid to boost economic cooperation and connectivity, policy makers, government officials, bankers, economists, business and industry leaders of India and Bangladesh participated in a business conclave titled “A New Phase in Bilateral Economic Relations” writes Rupak Bhattacharjee   

 
For Bangladesh's future wellbeing, the issues of rights, justice, fairness (including for women), well-being and poverty must be highlighted during this present phase of that struggle. Anyone laying a claim to the soul of Bangladesh should not forsake these values. They were the core motive of liberation, and many look forward to their pursuit by the present government.  
 


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