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Time to breathe life into India's languishing business environment

In a refreshing change of pace for the government, which has been reeling under challenging economic circumstances, the release of the World Bank’s Doing Business report provided some respite. India found itself among the top 10 performers of the Doing Business rankings for the second time in a row.

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More gate, less way in Indo-Pak trade

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 set to allow Pakistan FDI

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.

India has vast win-win commercial potential, says US

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.

Geopolitical Consequences of the Global Financial and Economic Crisis: Back to the Drawing Board

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

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Nuclear energy is vital to meet climate-change challenge, says India

India has declared that nuclear energy is vital for meeting the challenge of climate change and suggested supporting efforts to promote its public acceptance amid growing opposition to nuclear power and plans by some countries to phase out their atomic generation plants.  

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Time to breathe life into India's languishing business environment

In a refreshing change of pace for the government, which has been reeling under challenging economic circumstances, the release of the World Bank’s Doing Business report provided some resp...

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