Services exports fall 4.5% to $13.01 bn in Apr

Services export in 2014-15 fiscal stood at USD 167.01 billion, down 4 percent from the year-ago period while imports were at USD 88.19 billion, up 3.8 percent from 2013-14 fiscal.

Trade ministers to meet next month in Paris on WTO

"EU is expected to talk about resumption of the Broad- based Trade and Investment Agreement (BTIA). India may invite them for the talks," the official added.

Exports decline 14% in April; 5th straight month of contraction

Raising fresh concerns about economic growth, India's exports contracted by about 14 percent in April to USD 22 billion due to a sharp dip in petroleum, gems and jewelery shipments, registering decline for the fifth straight month.

Exports contracts 14% in Apr to $22 bn

The slump in exports is mainly due to global slowdown, dip in crude oil prices and rupee appreciation.

UN expert says secret trade deals threaten human rights

Secret negotiations on international trade deals threaten human rights, and the inclusion of provisions that would allow companies to sue states appears to violate human rights law, an independent United Nations expert said on Thursday.

Increased global shipping has caused pollution on open seas

 Owing to growing international trade, maritime traffic on the world's oceans has increased four-fold over the past 20 years, causing more water, air and noise pollution on the open seas, says a new research.

Action not words needed to boost growth, Australia tells G20

Abbott said that Australia was asking G20 nations to push harder on their growth plans, so they could meet their pledge to add 2.0 percent to GDP over the next five years.

Top economies contract in first quarter of 2014: OECD

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development had recorded growth of 0.5 percent in the previous quarter.

European Union keen on concluding FTA talks with India by 2014

The EU side has been demanding significant duty cuts in automobiles, tax reduction in wines and spirits and dairy products and a stronger intellectual property regime.

EU Parliament panel may raise FTA issue with Anand Sharma

India-EU free trade agreement is expected to be a major issue that will come up in the meeting between a high-level delegation of European Parliament's panel on international trade and Commerce Minister Anand Sharma.

Not possible to conclude Doha round in 2011, 2012: Trade Secy

Trade Secretary Rahul Khullar said on Friday said it will not be possible to conclude the Doha round of world trade talks in either 2011 or 2012.

Threat of bioterrorism very real: Study

Evidence around the world indicates that the "development of biological agents continues in some countries".

Threat of bioterrorism very real: Study

Evidence around the world indicates that the "development of biological agents continues in some countries".