India to soon finalise Doha round work programme

India will soon finalise its work programme which will be discussed as part of the long-pending agenda of Doha round of talks at the next WTO meet in Nairobi in December, a Commerce Ministry official said on Thursday.

WTO Bali agreement to sharply lower transaction cost: Ficci

Ahead of a meeting that is likely to decide on India's stand on WTO Bali agreement, industry body Ficci today said the pact will sharply lower transaction cost for exporters, thereby boosting their competitiveness.

Bangladesh on the track to graduate from LDC list: UN chief

Bangladesh is on the track to graduate from the ranks of the least developed countries, the UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon has said.

Doha Summit: LDCs side with developed countries over equity

Negotiators from the world`s poorer nations today appeared to side with the developed countries in demanding that the debate on equity must not be used to "derail" the climate talks.

SAARC Summit: India slashes sensitive list for LDCs

In a major trade liberalisation effort in South Asia, India on Thursday drastically slashed the sensitive list for Least Developed Countries under SAFTA from 480 tariff lines to just 25.

Implement Cancun accords, demand LDCs

The LCDs called for immediate disbursement of funds to deal with the impact of climate change.

India announces additional aid to Least Developed Countries

India on Friday announced additional assistance to Least Developed Countries (LDCs) which included establishment of a special fund of USD five million and a USD
500 million.