Suresh Prabhu

WTO talks collapse, no agreement on food security

WTO talks collapse, no agreement on food security

As the US refused to engage, the 164-member World Trade Organisation (WTO) failed to reach a common ground for resolving the food security issue, a demand raised prominently by India.

Dec 14, 2017, 09:04 AM IST
India 'deeply disappointed' over developments on food security issue at WTO

India 'deeply disappointed' over developments on food security issue at WTO

India's attempts to find a permanent solution to the food stockpile issue at the 11th edition of the ministerial conference has hit a roadblock.

Dec 13, 2017, 11:00 AM IST
India right candidate for differential treatment by WTO: Prabhu

India right candidate for differential treatment by WTO: Prabhu

The minister was fielding questions over issues of special and differential treatment as raised by US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer in his address at the plenary of the 11th ministerial conference of the WTO.

Dec 12, 2017, 14:41 PM IST
FTP review: Exporters hail Rs 8,450 crore incentive top-up

FTP review: Exporters hail Rs 8,450 crore incentive top-up

The government on Tuesday announced Rs 8,450 crore incentives for exporters in sectors like leather and agriculture, as it looks to boost outward shipments, which have been disrupted by implementation of goods and services tax (GST).

Dec 05, 2017, 23:02 PM IST
Retail Sector can create linkages between various sectors and contribute to GDP: Prabhu

Retail Sector can create linkages between various sectors and contribute to GDP: Prabhu

Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu said that there was immense opportunity in the Retail Sector to create downstream and upstream opportunities.

Dec 01, 2017, 18:08 PM IST
India poised to become world's third largest economy: Prabhu

India poised to become world's third largest economy: Prabhu

Prabhu has described small enterprises as the backbone of the global economy.

Nov 30, 2017, 14:33 PM IST

India, Russia discuss ways to boost trade, investments

This is the first ministerial conference on trade organised by the organisation after India became a full member in June.

Nov 17, 2017, 16:00 PM IST
Industrial units in hills to get budgetary support: Suresh Prabhu

Industrial units in hills to get budgetary support: Suresh Prabhu

Under the GST regime, there is no provision for exemption but there is one section under the Act which permits refunds.

Oct 07, 2017, 18:01 PM IST
Govt working on fiscal incentives to boost industry: Suresh Prabhu

Govt working on fiscal incentives to boost industry: Suresh Prabhu

Prabhu said the country's economy is doing good and it has a huge growth potential in coming years.

Oct 05, 2017, 15:20 PM IST
Mumbai stampede: Ex-Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu sanctioned Rs 11.86 cr for new foot-over bridge in 2015

Mumbai stampede: Ex-Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu sanctioned Rs 11.86 cr for new foot-over bridge in 2015

Former Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu had sanctioned a fund of Rs 11.86 crore for the construction of a wider bridge at Mumbai's Elphinstone railway station that witnessed a deadly stampede on Friday, said a report.

Sep 30, 2017, 07:02 AM IST
Suresh Prabhu calls for global financial architecture

Suresh Prabhu calls for global financial architecture

Prabhu also said he would soon visit Washington DC to meet the US Commerce Secretary and the trade representatives in the US to hold discussions on trade and commerce related issues.

Sep 29, 2017, 17:34 PM IST
Suresh Prabhu meets Korean biz leaders to enhance cooperation

Suresh Prabhu meets Korean biz leaders to enhance cooperation

The minister was in Korea for Asia-Europe (ASEM) Economic Ministers meeting. He also participated in the third Joint Ministerial Review of the India-Korea Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA).

Sep 23, 2017, 16:00 PM IST
India, China to set up working groups to promote exports

India, China to set up working groups to promote exports

India's trade deficit with China narrowed marginally to USD 51.08 billion in 2016-17 from USD 52.69 billion in 2015- 16.

Sep 09, 2017, 16:40 PM IST

Working on measures to boost exports in shortest time: Suresh Prabhu

The minister said exports to GDP (gross domestic product) ratio of India has to improve substantially as the outbound shipments have a great ability to generate economic activity.

Sep 06, 2017, 18:16 PM IST
Policy soon to promote agri exports, says Suresh Prabhu

Policy soon to promote agri exports, says Suresh Prabhu

Prabhu, who took charge as Commerce and Industry Minister on Monday, said that his ministry will work on developing global supply chain for the agriculture sector.

Sep 05, 2017, 16:04 PM IST
Shift to commerce min from railways no demotion, says PrabhuShift to commerce ministry from railways no demotion, says Prabhu

Shift to commerce min from railways no demotion, says PrabhuShift to commerce ministry from railways no demotion, says Prabhu

Prabhu was moved out of the important railway ministry and was handed over the commerce and industry portfolio in the Cabinet recast.

Sep 03, 2017, 21:38 PM IST
Cabinet reshuffle 2017: Here's the full list of PM Narendra Modi's Council of Ministers

Cabinet reshuffle 2017: Here's the full list of PM Narendra Modi's Council of Ministers

 Prime Minister Narendra Modi on reshuffled his Cabinet in which four Ministers of State elevated to Cabinet rank and nine new faces inducted as Ministers of State. This was the third cabinet reshuffle since the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) came to power in 2014. 

Sep 03, 2017, 14:46 PM IST
Cabinet reshuffle: Goyal bags Railways, Prabhu gets Commerce

Cabinet reshuffle: Goyal bags Railways, Prabhu gets Commerce

It has been said that Goyal had brought about a turnaround in power production and delivered on the government's plan to electrify villages.

Sep 03, 2017, 12:10 PM IST
Railways to rename trains after famous literary works

Railways to rename trains after famous literary works

Passengers travelling to West Bengal could soon board a train named after a novel by Mahashweta Devi.

Sep 02, 2017, 14:58 PM IST
Railway panel mulling flexi-fares for suburban trains

Railway panel mulling flexi-fares for suburban trains

The committee is considering changes in the present practice of a pan-India tariff even for suburban and other short distance services.

Sep 01, 2017, 15:33 PM IST