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Japan trade deficit narrows 6.6% on-year to $9.4 bn in July: Govt

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 05:59

Japan logged a deficit of 964.0 billion yen against the year-before shortfall of 1,032.5 billion yen, the finance ministry said.

Gold imports dip 26.39% to $1.81 billion in July

Last Updated: Thursday, August 14, 2014, 22:40

Imports of gold in July 2013 stood at USD 2.46 billion.

Gold import falls by 43% to 351 tonnes in H1, 2014

Last Updated: Thursday, August 14, 2014, 19:51

Gold imports fell by 43 percent to 351 tonnes in the first six months of this year as a hike in import duty curbed inbound shipments, according to the World Gold Council (WGC).

Commerce Minister for easing of gold import restrictions

Last Updated: Monday, August 11, 2014, 16:44

With restrictions on gold imports leading to rise in smuggling, Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has pitched for relaxing gold import duty as it is 'badly' hurting the gems and jewellery industry.

Russia hits back at West with huge food imports ban

Last Updated: Thursday, August 07, 2014, 21:08

Russia retaliated against tough new Western sanctions on Thursday, banning most food imports from the United States and the European Union and threatening to block flights over its airspace.

NATO fears Ukraine invasion as Russia masses troops; Moscow restricts Western imports

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 06, 2014, 23:00

Russia has massed around 20,000 combat-ready troops on Ukraine`s border and could use the pretext of a humanitarian mission to invade, NATO said on Wednesday, its starkest warning yet that Moscow could soon mount a ground assault against its neighbour.

Swiss gold exports to India rise to 42%; hit Rs 50k crore

Last Updated: Sunday, August 03, 2014, 17:07

As a debate continues on alleged black money stashed by Indians in Swiss banks, India now accounts for nearly 42 percent of total gold and silver leaving Switzerland shores- largest for any single country.

Russia could block EU fruit imports, US chickens: reports

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 00:28

Russia could soon block some fruit imports from the EU and chickens from the United States, reports said today, as Brussels considered slapping tighter sanctions on Moscow over the Ukraine crisis.

Govt starts dumping probe into chemical imported from China

Last Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014, 13:45

The Directorate General of Anti-Dumping and Allied Duties (DGAD), an arm of the Commerce Ministry, has begun investigations into the matter.

No proposal to lower gold import duty: FinMin

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 16:42

The Finance Ministry on Friday said at present it has no proposal to lower customs duty on gold from the current 10 percent.

India cuts down dependence on Iran oil

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 17:47

India has cut its reliance on Iran for meeting its oil needs to less than 6 percent as it raised imports from countries like Columbia and Mexico.

Japan cuts growth outlook as exports hit, imports rise

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 11:52

The cut was also "due to weak domestic demand following the consumption tax increase in April", the official said.