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India will Thursday host an investment summit focusing on Afghanistan, aiming to attract foreign investment into the war-ravaged nation, a statement said.


India’s situation today is no less dire than it was in 1991. The prime minister says that unlike then we now have ample foreign exchange reserves. But they have come down by almost 10 per cent in the last two months. And the reserves cost high interest. Being volatile funds they can flee at short notice.


Bangladesh's foodgrain imports fell sharply by more than 50 percent year-on-year, an official said Sunday.


Pakistan's economic growth of 3.7 percent in the 2011-12 fiscal year was encouraging given the adverse effects of energy shortage, oil price rise and damage to the cotton crops during that period, the central bank has said.


A few weeks earlier — much before the political crisis following the Pakistan Supreme Court disqualifying Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani — the Finance Minister of Pakistan submitted its fifth budget (a record in this country’s history, happening for the first time!) after the release of its Economic Survey a day before. 


Nepal will receive $60 million from the World Bank for construction, improvement and maintenance of bridges, the government said.


Indian Prime Ministers are probably more used to being lectured to on economic policy than sermonising themselves. It was therefore a surprise to see Dr. Manmohan Singh deliver some home truths to a gathering of Heads of State representing 80 per cent of global GDP at the G-20 summit in Los Cabos on Monday.


Observing that non-tariff barriers (NTBs) and para-tariff barriers (PTBs) were hindering India-Bangladesh trade, a Bangladeshi diplomat Tuesday called for increased dialogue between the countries to solve the issues.


The US expects better trade and economic ties between India and the Central and Southeast Asia by developing a New Silk Road, an American official said here.


Credit rating agency Fitch Ratings Monday revised downward India's outlook to "negative" from "stable" owing to corruption and inadequate reforms. It, however, affirmed the country's long term foreign and local currency issuer default ratings (IDR) at "BBB-". "India faces an awkward combination of slowing growth and still-elevated inflation.


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