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India ranks 2nd on ease of doing business: Study

India ranks 2nd on ease of doing business: Study

India has jumped 13 positions from last year to rank second among 30 developing countries this year on ease of doing business, according to a study topped by China.

RBI Governor says no reason for government to sell dollar bonds

RBI Governor says no reason for government to sell dollar bonds

"I see no reason for the sovereign to issue dollar bonds across the world," said Rajan, speaking at an event at the Chicago Booth business school in London.

India pledges steadfast support, ''special consideration'' for poorer nations

India has pledged its steadfast support to poorer countries on issues that matters to them and said it would give them special consideration.

Priorities of developing nations must be centre of attention: India

India has stressed that the priorities and needs of developing countries must remain the centre of attention as the ambitious 2030 Development Agenda begins to be implemented.

India negotiated hard for developing nations at WTO meet: Nirmala Sitharaman

India negotiated hard for developing nations at WTO meet: Nirmala Sitharaman

India negotiated hard to ensure that the WTO continues to place the interest of developing countries and LDCs at the centre of its agenda.

China welcomes US Congress' ratification of IMF quota reforms

China welcomes US Congress' ratification of IMF quota reforms

China on Saturday welcomed the US Congress' ratification of the 2010 quota and governance reforms of the IMF that will give more voting rights and "enhance" the representativeness of emerging economies including India at the international institution.

Paris climate deal fair: China

Top emitter China today welcomed the landmark Paris climate agreement, saying it is fair in splitting responsibility between developed and developing countries and heralded "a new beginning in international cooperation".

Paris Climate Summit: Draft pact aims at 'well below' 2 degree Celsius limit

Paris Climate Summit: Draft pact aims at 'well below' 2 degree Celsius limit

The climate change conference today came out with an ambitious final draft of a deal that proposes limiting global warming to "well below" 2 degrees Celsius and committing USD 100 billion a year from 2020 to help developing countries in coping with the problem.

Aggressive climate pact needed to check rising emissions: Researchers

Aggressive climate pact needed to check rising emissions: Researchers

Developing countries, including India, have recently joined in the effort to slow down climate change by setting targets for reducing their emissions.

Developed countries should take lead: PM Modi in Paris Climate Summit

Watch analysis of Paris Climate Change summit.

How malaria parasite grows

Malaria is responsible for almost half a million deaths a year, mainly in developing countries. 

Enlarging donor base for financing climate change inappropriate: Javadekar

The world leaders would gather in Paris for the 21st meeting of Conference of Parties (CoP-21) on climate change from November 30 to December 11.

What waste: Human excrement can fuel developing world

Gas produced by decaying human waste is a potentially major source of energy, providing electricity for millions of homes while improving sanitary conditions in developing countries, says a UN report has said.

Developing countries' voices being stifled in climate change debate: India

India, like other developing countries, has been under intense pressure from developed countries and non-governmental orgainisations to cut its greenhouse gas emissions .

China to always vote for developing countries in UN: Xi Jinping

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday said that China will always vote for developing countries in the United Nations, calling for more representation and voice in global governance for them.

Cannot condemn developing world at low carbon stage: India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's focus on "climate justice" underscores the need for equity for developing countries which should not be condemned for their developmental activities and there should be a common but differentiated responsibility, a top official has said.

Outflow from developing nations a matter of concern: Sinha

Expressing concerns over the outflow of funds from developing countries, including India, through money laundering and other ways, Minister of State for Finance Jayant Sinha Wednesday said as much as USD 300-600 billion moves out through such channels.

India criticises UNDP for ignoring developing countries

 India has criticised the UN Development Programme for ignoring concerns of developing countries, saying "deliberate neglect" by the UN body towards views of developing nations does not augur well for the future of the implementation of the 2030 development agenda.

Ageing Indian population needs better health care by 2100: UN

While there will be no end to the world population growth in this century, developing countries with young populations but lower fertility like India face the prospect of a substantial population ageing before the end of the century.

HSBC ends sponsorship of key emerging market indexes

Banking giant HSBC has ended its five-year sponsorship of a closely watched series of business activity surveys, financial research group Markit, which compiles the data, said Friday.