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Global trade deal goes back to drawing board 1.8.2014 AP Business
GENEVA (AP) -- The World Trade Organization began regrouping Friday to see whether it is still possible to finalize a major deal to boost global trade after a deadline passed to formally adopt it....
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World Trade Organisation has reached its make or break moment 1.8.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Failure to ratify first agreement in 20 years could be fatal if countries move to cut their own bilateral and regional deals

Obituaries for the World Trade Organisation have been prepared many times over the past decade but proved premature. This time they may be needed.

Make no mistake, the failure of the WTO's members to ratify a deal designed to streamline customs' procedures by preventing needless delays and corruption at borders is a massive setback to the multilateral trading system. It paves the way for countries to cut their own bilateral or regional deals. For the WTO, it threatens to be fatal.

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India's demands block $1 trillion WTO deal on customs rules 1.8.2014 CNN-IBN Top Stories
Trade experts say Thursday's failure is likely to end the era of trying to cobble together global trade agreements.
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India, US stress on strategic ties but tensions remain 1.8.2014 CNN-IBN: World
The United States and India stressed their desire to boost business and defense ties on Thursday, but trade and spying rows were a reminder of the obstacles to President Barack Obama's vision of a "defining" partnership.
The rise of Putinism 1.8.2014 Washington Post: Op-Eds
When the Cold War ended, Hungary occupied a special place in the story of the revolutions of 1989. It was the first country in the Soviet orbit to abandon communism and embrace liberal democracy. Today it is again a trendsetter, becoming the first European country to denounce and distance itself from liberal democracy. It is adopting a new system and set of values that are best exemplified by Vladimir Putin’s Russia but are finding echoes in other countries as ...
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Indian objections sink WTO deal 1.8.2014 Financial Times US
Trade body faces a fresh credibility crisis as Azevedo warns that the collapse of its Bali agreement will have ‘significant’ consequences
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Kerry tries to repair damage in U.S.-India relations 1.8.2014 Washington Post: World
NEW DELHI — Washington is eager to work with India’s newly elected government to become “indispensable partners,” Secretary of State John F. Kerry said Thursday during a visit aimed at reinvigorating strained ...
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Curb this appetite for gold 31.7.2014 HBL: Home
Merely tweaking import curbs won’t do. An innovative gold deposit scheme and demand reduction measures are required
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Support rural Indians 31.7.2014 HBL: Letters
This is with reference to the article “Rural India does not need loan waivers” by BS Suran and KU Viswanathan (July 31). Rural India means agriculture, the backbone of our economy. A suffering rur...
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No change in India's stand on WTO, says Sitharaman 31.7.2014 CNN-IBN: Business
As only a few hours are left for WTO members to ratify the trade facilitation pact, India on Thursday asserted that its stand "remains the same".
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Q&A: India and the WTO 31.7.2014 Financial Times India: Business
Diplomats are scrambling to satisfy Indian demands and allow the WTO to meet a Thursday deadline to salvage a landmark deal to reduce red tape at borders
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Kerry’s mission overload 31.7.2014 Hindu: Home
It will take more than a meeting of two leaders to reverse the damage of the past year in India-U.S. ties — the hurt needs to be addressed as well
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Modi Capitol Hill address in jeopardy 30.7.2014 Hindu: News
Proposals for Mr. Modi’s address are likely to be shelved if the current U.S. Congress session ends on September 19.
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Hero or villain? 30.7.2014 HBL: Opinion
India’s refusal to back down on food security is justified
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Nepal to sign power trade accord with India 30.7.2014 New Kerala: World News
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Power trade deal Nepals focus on Modi visit 30.7.2014 Hindustan Times: World
A power trade agreement PTA that will enable Nepal to export electricity to India is at the centre of what Kathmandu is eyeing during Prime Minister Narendra Modis ...
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Kerry visit a start, Modi visit to US pivotal 30.7.2014 New Kerala: India News
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Snapdeal founder keeps close eye on Alibaba IPO 30.7.2014 SFGate: Business & Technology
Investment bankers have been stalking Kunal Bahl these days. And they should. With Alibaba poised to raise $20 billion from a monster initial public offering in the United States, no doubt a Goldman Sachs or Morgan Stanley would love a piece of the next foreign e-commerce giant likely to go public. That would be Snapdeal, the online marketplace in India founded by Bahl that's poised to generate more than $1 billion in sales this year. The company operates a mobile digital platform that allows 50,000 local sellers to offer their merchandise to consumers in India and eventually around the world. Snapdeal's largest investor is eBay, which recently led a group of backers that plowed another $150 million into the fast-growing startup.
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Going beyond the ceremonial 30.7.2014 Hindu: Lead
Given Nepal’s scepticism over renewed engagement with India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the Himalayan nation should focus on the doables
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Kerrys visit is a chance for India US to address differences on key issues 29.7.2014 Hindustan Times: Top Stories
IndiaUS ties have in recent years been marked by lofty rhetoric high ambition intensive engagement and underwhelming outcomes Obama described the India relationship as one of the defining partnerships of the 21st century Kerry leaves for ...
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