Free Trade

  • Facebook and Twitter too late for China's Internet 25-09-2013 03:56 PM

    Beijing: Facebook Inc and Twitter face a daunting task in China, if access to their social networks is unblocked, as they would be up against deeply entrenched domestic rivals which cater to local needs and tastes. Years of isolated growth means China's sophisticated social media companies, including Tencent Holdings, Sina...
  • Facebook, Twitter, other banned sites to be open in China free trade zone: Report 25-09-2013 01:20 PM

    Shanghai: Facebook, Twitter and other websites deemed sensitive and blocked by the Chinese government will be accessible in a planned free-trade zone (FTZ) in Shanghai, the South China Morning Post reported on Tuesday. Citing unidentified government sources, the Hong Kong newspaper also said authorities would welcome bids from foreign telecoms...
  • China to lift ban on Facebook, Twitter in Shanghai Free Trade Zone 24-09-2013 01:31 PM

    In the first sign of opening up on the political front, China has decided to lift ban on foreign websites, including Facebook and Twitter, in the new multi billion dollar Shanghai Free Trade Zone (FTZ) to encourage more foreign investment, a media report said on Tuesday. The opening up will...
  • Sri Lanka hopes to sign FTA with China, says minister 17-09-2013 06:34 PM

    Sri Lanka is negotiating a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with China, a top minister said on Tuesday. The negative list is a key point that remains to be resolved, Xinhua quoted Lakshman Yapa Abeywardana, Sri Lanka's investment promotion minister, as saying. The minister said the government was attempting to promote...
  • India plans to double its trade with Lanka in next three years 15-08-2013 06:01 PM

    India plans to double its bilateral trade with Sri Lanka to USD 10 billion in next three years, Indian High Commissioner YK Sinha said today. Speaking at the 67th Indian national day celebrations, Sinha highlighted the growing economic and commercial partnership between India and Sri Lanka and noted that since...
  • PM Manmohan Singh on a two-day visit to Thailand 31-05-2013 06:31 AM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrived in Thailand on a two-day visit after wrapping up his Japan visit on Thursday. Manmohan is expected to meet Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and outline the Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement and elevate bilateral ties into a strategic partnership. Manmohan will also discuss...
  • US paves way for shale gas export to India 18-05-2013 11:10 AM

    Washington: Opening up the prospects of export of shale gas to energy starved India, the US today granted conditional authorization to export domestically produced liquefied natural gas (LNG) to nations that do not have Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with it. In a decision, which has major implications for India, the...
  • PM Mamohan Singh returns home after Germany visit 13-04-2013 01:30 AM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Mamohan Singh on Friday returned home after his three-day visit to Germany during which key issues like India-EU FTA were discussed with German Chancellor Angela Merkel articulating the impediments in inking of the pact. Pitching for investments from Germany and other countries, Prime Minister Singh had...
  • PM in Germany, Delhi and Berlin see progress in trade deal 12-04-2013 04:26 AM

    Berlin: The leaders of Germany and India said on Thursday that progress is being made on a new free trade agreement between India and the European Union but cautioned that there is still work to be done. Negotiations have been ongoing for six years and officials had hoped to conclude...
  • India seeks German political thrust to ink FTA with EU 11-04-2013 09:00 AM

    Berlin: India on Wednesday sought a strong political thrust from Germany, a key member of the 27-nation European Union bloc, for inking of the long pending Free Trade Agreement with the grouping. This was conveyed by External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid during his comprehensive talks with German counterpart Guido Westerwelle,...
  • India to sign investment, services FTA with ASEAN 20-11-2012 09:47 AM

    Phnom Penh: PM Manmohan Singh on Monday announced that India is ready to conclude the delayed Free Trade Agreement (FTA) in services and investment with ASEAN by next month that will provide a "springboard" for rapid expansion in ties, as he invited investments from the 10-nation grouping citing "enormous opportunities"....
  • The Shale Gas Revolution in America: An Opportunity for India

    Geek At Large |  Saurav Jha
    Good news is seldom expected in the world's hydrocarbon economy and the shale gas boom in North America follows that trend. The rise of this...

  • India, Israel must take strong action on Syria: Steinitz 23-12-2011 05:51 PM

    Israeli Finance Minister Dr Yuval Steinitz, who was in India to negotiate a free trade agreement. He says India and Israel need to take stronger action on Syria and other countries of the Arab spring. ...
  • Govt hints at flexibility in WTO talks 31-05-2011 05:54 PM

    New Delhi: India may agree in the WTO negotiations to cut tariff in specific sectors in which the country is, any way, slashing duties under Free Trade Agreements with different countries and blocs, a Commerce Ministry official said on Tuesday. In the government-industry consultations here, an indication was given that...
  • Free trade, economic flashpoint of Democratic primaries 01-04-2008 05:07 PM

    The battle to secure a place in the Ranji Trophy Plate Division final kicks off on Wednesday as Maharashtra take on Himachal Pradesh in Pune and Vidharbha face Hyderabad in Nagpur. The winners of these two semi-finals will progress to the final and earn the right to play among the...
  • Industry, Govt not ready for China FTA 17-11-2006 02:46 PM

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  • SAARC Ministerial Council likely in Oct 28-08-2006 02:54 PM

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