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US lawmaker, rice growers welcome probe into global rice trade

Last Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014, 07:35

A top US lawmaker has welcomed the decision by a federal trade body to conduct an investigation into global rice trade that will report on competition factors in major rice producing and exporting countries including India.

Singapore economy beats forecast to grow 2.3% in Q1

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 13:08

Singapore`s economy grew 2.3 percent in the first quarter, roundly beating the initial estimate, the trade ministry said Tuesday, with a strong manufacturing sector expected to underpin further growth this year.

India's exports likely to grow at least 10% in 2014: FIEO

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 22:12

India's exports are likely to grow by at least 10 percent in 2014, exporters body FIEO said today, basing its forecast on the WTO's projections of global trade.

FTP to focus on services exports, branding of products

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 14:37

The country's FTP for the period 2014-19 is expected to be announced by the new government in June.

WTO raises 2014 global trade growth forecast to 4.7%

Last Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014, 17:44

Global commerce is set to grow by 4.7 percent this year, the World Trade Organization said on Monday, with recovery in rich economies expected to mitigate risks in developing nations.

WTO should capitalise on success of Bali meeting: Sharma

Last Updated: Friday, January 24, 2014, 21:53

India wants the WTO to capitalise on the success of the ministerial meeting in Bali and move ahead with the Doha development agenda for a global trade deal.

Global trade weakening, economy to slow: APEC statement

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 08, 2013, 11:58

The 21 countries of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation trade group promised on Tuesday to implement responsible macroeconomic policies that will help offset slowing global economic growth and weaker trade.

WTO chief says global trade deal within reach

Last Updated: Saturday, October 05, 2013, 19:18

The World Trade Organization (WTO) appealed on Saturday for support from Asia-Pacific nations to help clinch a deal on easing global trade constraints at crunch December talks, saying agreement is "clearly within reach".

Countdown to global trade deadline marked by dire warnings

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 02, 2013, 11:49

The World Trade Organization has about 20 working days left to stitch together the first global trade deal in two decades, but even the faster tempo of talks under new chief Roberto Azevedo may be too little, too late.

Obama in global trade talks to sway India, China?

Last Updated: Saturday, March 09, 2013, 11:35

President Barack Obama has initiated a global round of trade talks encompassing Europe and potentially much of Asia, but with a potential to influence major economies, notably China, India and Brazil, according to a media report.

UN reports 'sharp slowdown' of world trade

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 19, 2012, 09:16

The UN has reported a "sharp slowdown" of world trade, attributing the decelerating global trade growth to "a declining import demand" in Europe and "anaemic aggregate demand" in the US and Japan.

India stresses on completion of stalled Doha round

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 21, 2012, 09:15

India is for successful conclusion of the stalled Doha round of the global trade talks and is willing to work with all stakeholders to take it forward, said Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma.