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  1. December 6, 2013

    WTO global trade deal nears approval

    Ministers from around the world were set on Saturday to seal the first global trade deal in almost two decades in a move...

  2. December 4, 2013

    India defiant as World Trade Organisation battle rolls on in Bali

    India refused to back down on Wednesday from its threat to block the first global trade deal in a generation as efforts to...

  1. November 29, 2013

    India faces WTO crunch in food wrangle

    Five years after another Indian trade minister, the private jet-flying Kamal Nath, helped to scupper the Doha round of...

  2. FT Alphaville

    November 8, 2013

    Ministerial restraint: India edition

    Compare, commerce & industry minister Anand Sharma on Nov 8: Goldman’s latest report on Indian economy and its eagerness to...

  3. November 8, 2013

    India accuses Goldman Sachs of political interference

    India’s Congress-led government on Friday accused Goldman Sachs of interfering in the country’s politics after the...

  4. May 21, 2013

    Li Keqiang pledges China boost to India trade

    Li Keqiang, Chinese premier, pledged on Tuesday to open China’s markets to Indian goods to help narrow India’s gaping...

  5. beyondbrics

    February 20, 2013

    H&M: coming to India

    The youth of India will rejoice. Their bank accounts will drain. And Zara will mourn. Hennes and Mauritz (H&M) is coming to...

  6. February 11, 2013

    India urges new push for EU trade talks

    India has called for an urgent meeting of Indian and European Union negotiators to give a new life to stalled negotiations...

  7. beyondbrics

    January 22, 2013

    Ikea in India: shopping and eating

    Coming to India There will be haggling for every last Daim bar and the meatballs will be doused in chutney. There will be...

  8. beyondbrics

    August 8, 2012

    Ikea's dilemma typical of impossible India

    In theory, India has laid out the welcome mat for ‘single-brand’ foreign retailers like Ikea to finally set up shop in the...

  9. beyondbrics

    June 26, 2012

    Ikea in India: others on the way?

    Photo: Bloomberg Ikea’s decision to invest €600m in the first stage of a possible €1.5bn investment over the next 15-20...

  10. beyondbrics

    May 11, 2012

    New York headlines

    * Chinese trade data cast global shadow * India’s industrial output drops * RBI moves to prop up the rupee * P&G moves...

  11. beyondbrics

    April 13, 2012

    India-Pakistan: opening economic ties

    By Neil Munshi and Girija Shivakumar India and Pakistan seem to be coming closer together economically, taking ginger but...

  12. April 13, 2012

    India to allow Pakistani investment

    India has decided to allow foreign direct investment from Pakistan, in the latest concrete step towards greater engagement...

  13. April 10, 2012

    India to take US visas complaint to WTO

    India is going to launch a complaint against the US at the World Trade Organisation over the rising cost of work visas,...

  14. March 11, 2012

    India unpicks cotton shipments ban

    India has said it will not issue any new export registration certificates for cotton, just one day after removing a week-old...

  15. beyondbrics

    January 25, 2012

    India will lose out by keeping out Ikea

    Ikea, the Swedish retailer, sells its flat-pack furniture in 26 countries. India is not among them, though China and Russia...

  16. December 7, 2011

    Shelving reform delivers blow to Singh

    India’s decision to shelve a landmark reform to allow global supermarkets to enter the country’s lucrative but...

  17. November 28, 2011

    Revolt escalates against Indian retail reform

    India’s government faced a full-scale parliamentary revolt on Monday against its decision to open the country’s retail...

  18. November 27, 2011

    Backlash grows over reform of Indian retail

    A fierce political backlash against a decision to allow foreign retailers to enter the Indian market gained momentum on...

  19. November 14, 2011

    ADB urges Asia to help rescue eurozone

    The Asian Development Bank has called for India and China to be ready to help rescue the eurozone from its sovereign debt...

  20. FT Alphaville

    November 2, 2011

    Pakistan grants India MFN status

    Pakistan’s cabinet decided on Wednesday to grant India “most favoured nation” status, a designation that will allow...

  21. November 2, 2011

    Pakistan moves to liberalise trade with India

    Pakistan’s cabinet decided on Wednesday to grant India “most favoured nation” status, a designation that will allow...

  22. August 10, 2010

    India lashes out at US visa regime

    New Delhi on Tuesday called a move by Washington to raise the costs of visas for Indians working in the US “inexplicable” as...

  23. May 7, 2010

    Australia seeks Indian trade deal

    Australia and India are to push ahead with negotiations on a free trade agreement that is expected to help Canberra balance...

  24. May 5, 2010

    Australia seeks trade pact with India

    Australia and India are to push ahead with negotiations on a free trade agreement that is expected to help Canberra balance...

  25. January 22, 2010

    India secures China pledge on trade surplus

    India has claimed Wen Jiabao, the Chinese premier, has given his personal commitment to rebalance a booming bilateral...

  26. November 20, 2009

    Muted welcome in Asia for EU appointments

    News of the appointments of Herman Van Rompuy and Baroness Ashton received a polite but muted response in Asia, where the...

  27. November 6, 2009

    EU in push on India trade deal

    European Union officials said they would push hard for a bilateral free trade agreement with India at today's one-day...

  28. November 6, 2009

    EU in push on India trade deal

    European Union officials said they would push hard for a bilateral free trade agreement with India at today's one-day...

  29. November 5, 2009

    EU and India to establish free trade by 2010

    India and the EU hope to sign a free trade deal within a year, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Friday after a...

  30. October 27, 2009

    US warns India over economic price of piracy

    The US urged India yesterday to improve its intellectual property rights enforcement to avoid missing out on the foreign...

  31. October 26, 2009

    India warned on economic cost of piracy

    The US urged India on Monday to improve its intellectual property rights enforcement to avoid missing out on the foreign...

  32. September 7, 2009

    Transcript: Interview with Baroness Ashton

    James Lamont, the FT’s South Asia bureau chief, joined a small group of journalists to talk to Baroness Catherine Ashton,...

  33. September 3, 2009

    Doha deal 'close to conclusion'

    India and the US have the political will to conclude the long-delayed World Trade Organisation's Doha round, Simon Crean,...

  34. September 2, 2009

    Lamy says job losses will hit drive for freer trade

    Growing job losses will fuel protectionist pressures "for years to come" despite signs that the collapse in world trade may...

  35. September 1, 2009

    Lamy says job losses will hit free trade

    Growing job losses will fuel protectionist pressures “for years to come” despite signs that the collapse in world trade may...

  36. August 8, 2009

    India warns on generic drugs seizure

    The European Union's seizure of generic drugs could imperil the global response to epidemics such as swine flu, India's...

  37. August 7, 2009

    India warns EU on generic drugs seizure

    The European Union’s seizure of generic drugs could imperil the global response to epidemics such as swine flu, India’s...

  38. August 3, 2009

    Indian exports sink for ninth straight month

    India’s exports fell for the ninth month in a row in June strengthening the likelihood of new state assistance, but in China...

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