Promoting Economic Cooperation in South Asia: Beyond SAFTA examines the distinct development dichotomy that exists in South Asia and tries to find a workable solution to bridge this gap. In spite of rapid economic growth since 1980, there is extensive poverty and inequality in South Asia.

S Kalyana Ramanathan / London December 31, 2009, 0:53 IST

Even before 2009 started, all initial indicators suggested that India Inc

TNC Rajagopalan / New Delhi December 14, 2009, 0:41 IST

Post Copenhagen, Indian exporters are more likely to face non-tariff barriers on the grounds of environment. The commerce ministry needs to identify potential areas of conflicts and put in place a mechanism to respond to them.

We have created a partnership that is based on principle and pragmatism, says Manmohan

Washington: United States President Barack Obama on Tuesday warmly welcomed Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, telling him that India was

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's address to US Council on Foreign Relations `The India-US partnership can promote global coo-peration in dealing with issues that the world has to face together, whether it is hunger, global security and terrorism, nuclear disarmament, climate change or the spread of pandemics.' `We deeply appreciate the cooperation that we have received from the United States in the

Counter-terrorism cooperation at the bilateral, regional and global levels will be among the four or five "big ideas" that will define Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's talks with US President Barack Obama in Washington on November 24.

China will promote stability, cooperation

SINGAPORE: Chinese President Hu Jintao and other leaders of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) met for the second and final day on Sunday for their annual meeting, focusing on

Hasan Suroor

LONDON: A meeting of G20 Finance Ministers at St. Andrews in Scotland on Sunday failed to reach an agreement on funding climate change as developed countries continued to dither over the amount of money they were willing to offer to developing countries to help them adopt environmental-friendly schemes.

Sujay Mehdudia

NEW DELHI: The European Commission (EC) has called for an open discussion between India and the European Union on how to deal with social and environmental issues, child labour and related matters for the successful conclusion of the ongoing India-EU Free Trade Agreement (FTA) negotiations.

30 agreements to be signed; they violate public interest say activists the seventh round of free trade negotiations between India and EU held at Brussels in mid-July ended in a deadlock after the negotiators disagreed on the modalities of the agreement. Fresh talks will be held in November to thresh out details of the free trade agreement (fta) to ease movement of goods and open up

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