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Revenue from Myanmar's natural gas exports rose by $640 million to $3.5 billion in the fiscal year 2011-12.

 

With long years of conflict reducing the area under irrigation, Afghanistan is looking for assistance from India and other "friendly countries" in building its water infrastructure and management, says visiting Energy and Water Minister Alhaj M. Ismail.

 

Afghanistan's economy deserves to occupy the top of the agenda of the international community. Afghanistan along with the security and military transition that is in the offing also needs an economic transition

 

Partition, wars and dark days of terrorism, Punjab has seen it all. The relative peace over the past decade and a half, and the new Integrated Check Post at Attari raised fresh hopes of trade flourishing with Pakistan. A limit on the items of import via the land route by the neighbour has, however, dampened spirits in the state

 

India on Friday said it had decided “in principle” to allow foreign direct investment (FDI) from Pakistan as part of the roadmap to expand economic ties between the two nations.

 

US Commerce Secretary John Bryson, who recently led his first trade mission to India, wants America to "deepen and broaden its commercial engagement with India where the win-win potential is vast." "The only way we will accomplish that is through a foundation of strong person-to-person relationships," he said in an address at the Centre for Strategic & International Studies, a Washington think tank.

 

Amb. Shyam Saran's keynote address at the India Habitat Centre on the occasion of the Subbu Memorial lecture on Geopolitical Consequences of the Global Financial and Economic Crisis: Back to the Drawing Board on 7 April 2012

 

A high-level CII delegation led by Mr B Muthuraman, President, CII, and Vice Chairman, Tata Steel Ltd. is slated to call on H E Dr Ram Baran Yadav, President of Nepal, and H E Dr Baburam Bhattarai, Prime Minister of Nepal, in Kathmandu on 6th April. The CII delegation will also interact with Hon'ble Mr. Anil Kumar Jha, Industry Minister of Nepal during the 3-day visit.

 

The World Bank is at a turning point, and India has a major voice in deciding its future. The serious candidates (Finance Minister Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala of Nigeria and Dr. Jim Yong Kim of the United States) present the 180 countries who sit on the Board of the World Bank with a clear choice between visions of the World Bank.

 

Last month, Hindustan Lever subsidiary Unilever Nepal remained shut for two weeks after its workers put up demands related to pay hikes and more perks. The trade union, affiliated to the Maoists, had locked the factory gates to press for their demands. The management could reopen the factory only after an assurance from Nepal's prime minister Baburam Bhattarai to a delegation of Unilever representatives and other business leaders of the Federation of Nepalese Chamber of Commerce and Industries (FNCCI).

 


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