TRADE

  • Trillion dollar IT trade deal on a knife-edge at the WTO 6 days ago

    Geneva: A trillion dollar deal at the World Trade Organisation to reduce tariffs in the vast information technology sector will stand or fall in the next 24 hours, trade diplomats said on Thursday. But late on Thursday one trade official involved with the talks said a deal would be very unlikely...
  • India against Russia sanctions, to add vigour to ties in Putin-Modi meet December 6, 2014

    New Delhi: As Russia grapples with a floundering sanctions-hit economy, India set the tempo for Russian President Vladimir Putin's two-day India visit next week, saying that it has clearly spelt out that it "cannot be party" to any economic sanctions against its old friend. Putin is visiting India on December 10-11...
  • Man arrested for molesting at Delhi trade fair November 27, 2014

    New Delhi: A 50-year-old man was arrested for molesting a young girl at the ongoing India International Trade Fair (IITF) here, police officials said on Thursday. Om Prakash Jain, a resident of south Delhi's Kotla Mubarakpur area, was arrested Nov 23 after he molested a female visitor in her early 20s...
  • India-Pakistan friction threatens to scupper efforts by SAARC leaders to boost trade ties November 27, 2014

    Kathmandu: Hostilities between rivals India and Pakistan on Wednesday threatened to scupper efforts by South Asian leaders to boost trade among almost a quarter of the world's people, throwing into doubt any prospect of a regional customs union. India and Pakistan have fought three wars, and exchanges of fire across the...
  • Pakistan stalls India-backed SAARC pacts November 26, 2014

    Kathmandu: Pakistan on Wednesday stalled the inking of SAARC connectivity agreements, including motor vehicle pact, saying it was yet to complete its "internal process". This despite the fact that other countries, including India and Sri Lanka, have been strongly pitching for strengthening the people-to-people contact and movement of goods in...
  • SEBI approves new insider trading rules November 19, 2014

    Mumbai: The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) on Wednesday approved new insider trading rules that will replace a two-decade old law seen as inadequate to curb trading violations. The new rules, which are based on recommendations that were first revealed late last year, broaden the scope of who can...
  • Watch: The Week That Wasn't with Cyrus Broacha November 16, 2014

    On this episode of The Week That Wasn't, Cyrus Broacha takes on legalisation of sex trade, and talks to Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi. He also visits children in a school on the occasion of the Children's Day. ...
  • Watch: Cyrus Broacha's take on legalisation of sex trade November 16, 2014

    The National Commission for Women (NCW) to propose legalisation of sex trade to a committee appointed by the Supreme Court but according to sources the Women & Child Development ministry isn't in favour the idea. ...
  • Obama commends Modi's 'personal leadership' in resolving the WTO impasse November 14, 2014

    Washington: US President Barack Obama has commended the "personal leadership" role provided by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in finding a path forward on WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) reached between the two countries, a presidential spokesperson said. "The President had extensive discussions with Prime Minister Modi on this issue and...
  • Top US trade groups laud India and US on WTO agreement November 14, 2014

    Washington: Describing the agreement between India and US to resolve the contentious food security issue at the WTO as "breakthrough", top American trade and business groups have applauded both the countries saying that, new development would boost global trade and economic growth. "Businesses worldwide applaud the news that the US and...
  • India agrees with US on food stockpiling, WTO General Council to consider India's proposal November 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Ahead of the G20 summit, India and the US have resolved their differences over the World Trade Organisation (WTO) pact. The deal opens the way for implementation of the WTO Trade Facilitation Deal that has been stalled for months. "India and the US have resolved differences over the WTO,"...
  • Window washers rescued after dangling at NYC's World Trade Center November 13, 2014

    New York: Two window washers trapped on a broken platform outside the 69th floor of New York's One World Trade Center scrambled to safety through a hole cut in the glass on Wednesday after dangling for two hours alongside the city's tallest skyscraper. Rescuers pulled the men from an oblong, open-topped...
  • India may announce breakthrough in WTO talks on trade facilitation: sources November 13, 2014

    New Delhi: A breakthrough is expected in talks between India and the World Trade Organization to end a deadlock on implementing a deal struck in 2013 to facilitate global trade, sources close to the talks said on Thursday. Trade minister Nirmala Sitharaman is due to give a statement shortly, a government...
  • Camel trading at Pushkar fair hits a new low, concerns raised over the declining number November 13, 2014

    Pushkar: For years, camels have been the main feature of the Pushkar fair. However, the biggest takeaway of the 2014 Pushkar Fair which recently concluded seems to be the declining numbers of camels spotted at the event. Photographers outnumbered the beasts leaving a question mark on the fair's identity centered...
  • Delhi Metro stations to sell Trade Fair tickets from November 14 November 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Metro Rail Corporation will start selling the entry tickets of India International Trade Fair for business days from November 14 and for the general public days from November 19. The business days for visiting the India International Trade Fair (IITF) are November 14-18 and for the general...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories November 11, 2014

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • India @ 9 with Anubha Bhonsle November 11, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Anubha Bhonsle on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: NCW set to propose legalisation of sex trade November 11, 2014

    The National Commission for Women set to propose legalisation of sex trade. NCW chief Lalitha Kumaralangalam on Tuesday said that the commission will propose the same to a Supreme Court constituted panel. According to sources, Women and Child Development Ministry does not favour the idea. ...
  • China has its way on APEC free-trade deal November 11, 2014

    Beijing: APEC leaders agreed to work towards possible adoption of a "historic" free-trade deal proposed by China, in a victory for the Communist giant as it strives for a bigger role in formulating global trade policy. The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) members' endorsement of a roadmap for promoting the Free...
  • NCW set to propose legalisation of sex trade, Centre expresses displeasure November 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The National Commission for Women (NCW) is set to propose legalisation of sex trade to a committee appointed by the Supreme Court but according to sources the Women & Child Development ministry isn't in favour the idea. Ever since the news of the National Commission for Women's...
  • Committed to go ahead with more labour reforms: Bandaru Dattatrey November 11, 2014

    Mumbai: Government is committed to go ahead with further labour law reforms, Union Minister Bandaru Dattatrey said even as trade unions are opposing such measures. "The government is totally committed to reform the labour sector. We need to bring in changes in the labour laws in a manner that they...
  • Delhi: 34th India International Trade Fair opens on November 14 November 10, 2014

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee will inaugurate the India International Trade Fair, 2014 on November 14 in which over 6,500 companies from India and abroad are expected to participate. "The 34th edition of India International Trade Fair (IITF) will be inaugurated by President Pranab Mukherjee...
  • Sensex ends over 6.10 points higher at 27,874.73;Nifty at 7.25 points up at 8,344.25 November 10, 2014

    Mumbai: Sensex on Monday ended 6.10 points higher at 27,874.73 while Nifty closed 7.25 points up at 8,344.25. Earlier in the day, the market slipped away succumbing to selling pressure. The Sensex faced a fall of 89.36 points at 27779.27 and the Nifty down by 26.15 points at 8310.85. About 1293...
  • India, isolated, toughs it out in WTO food-stockpiling row November 6, 2014

    New Delhi: India defied the world on Wednesday in a row over food stockpiling that has crippled attempts to reach a global trade agreement, raising doubts that backroom talks can reach a compromise before a Group of 20 summit in November. At the end of July, Prime Minister Narendra Modi pulled...
  • World Trade Center reopens for business after 13 years November 3, 2014

    New York: Thirteen years after the 9/11 terrorist attack, the resurrected World Trade Center has opened for business - marking an emotional milestone for both New Yorkers and the nation. Some staffers of publishing giant Conde Nast began working at 1 World Trade Center on Monday. The 104-story, $3.9 billion skyscraper...
  • Land trade between India, Pakistan ceases after Wagah blast November 3, 2014

    Attari: Land border trade between India and Pakistan was halted on Monday following a suicide bomb attack at Wagah in Pakistan that left 65 people dead on Sunday evening. Customs officials here said that there was no trade activity from either side on Monday following's Sunday's blast that left nearly 200...
  • Women's right activists not in favour of legalising sex trade November 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Even as the NCW is likely to pitch for legalisation of prostitution before a Supreme Court- appointed panel, women's rights activists say they are not in favour of legal status for sex trade. Favouring the legalisation of sex trade to ensure better living conditions for sex workers in...
  • PM Modi to lay foundation stone for trade centre in Varanasi October 31, 2014

    New Delhi: Foundation stone for a trade facilitation centre and a crafts museum will be laid in Varanasi by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to his Lok Sabha constituency on November 7, first since assuming the top post, as part of giving a fillip to its development. The decision...
  • India, US trade meeting likely in November October 30, 2014

    New Delhi: The high-level Trade Policy Forum (TPF) of India and the US is expected to meet after a 4-year gap on November 25 to provide a boost to bilateral commerce and investment. India and US trade officials have prepared the framework for the ministerial level meeting of the TPF,...
  • Gold sales jump about 20 per cent for Diwali: Trade body October 25, 2014

    Singapore: Gold sales in India during the festivals of Diwali and Dhanteras celebrated this week rose by about a fifth, a senior official at the country's biggest gold trade group said on Friday. Premiums in India, the second biggest buyer of bullion, jumped to $17-$18 an ounce this week, compared with...