India largest market for California walnuts in South Asia: Industry expert
Pamela Graviet, the senior marketing director at the California Walnut Commission (CWC), said the appetite of Indians for walnuts shipped from California has grown significantly in the last few years. She, however, noted that the importation dropped after India changed its tariff rate policy for imported walnuts over a year ago.
China expands BRI outreach in South Asia to beat US in trade war
Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) projects in South Asia, like other continents, not only use Chinese capital but also Chinese labourers, raw material and finished products, thereby fuelling growth in the Chinese economy. Chinese construction companies are given contracts, which are funded by Chinese banks, for development of ports and railway networks.
Accor appoints Kerrie Hannaford as vice president commercial for Accor India and South Asia
Hannaford is currently working as the area director of sales and marketing at Accor New Zealand, Fiji and French Polynesia leading the sales, marketing and distribution. In 2007 Hannaford was appointed to head sales, distribution and revenue management for Australia and then moved to New York City as the v-p of global sales for North America.
South Asia security expert Cohen no more
Renowned US expert on security issues in South Asia, Stephen P Cohen, died on Sunday. He had pioneered the study of security in the South Asian context for the western world, and was known for his deep insight into India and Pakistan.
India’s Indo-Pacific agenda gets boost through port connectivity with Thailand
The BIMSTEC region brings together 1.67 billion people - 22% of world population and a combined GDP of US$ 3.71 Trillion. Four BIMSTEC summits have been held so far, the latest at Kathmandu on 30-31 August 2018 [earlier Summits were 2004(Bangkok), 2008(New Delhi), 2014(Nay Pyi Taw)].
Led by India, South Asia moving towards becoming center of global growth: IMF
India has a significant potential, but there is need of a significant reform, she said, adding that these reforms need to be implemented to set the trajectory. “If you lose time by delaying reforms, it will take more time to catch up to where you are. And the time window is not very big,” Anne-Marie Gulde-Wolf, Deputy Director, Asia and Pacific Department, IMF said.
Russia supports India for elimination of terror safe havens in South Asia
Both sides condemned terrorism in all its forms and manifestations and emphasized the need for strengthening international cooperation to combat terrorism in a comprehensive and sustained manner without any double standards, officials said.
Baby steps before leap: Global banks, now sense a new vista — regional trade
With RCEP & trade deals, banks realise the future lies in regional areas and are preparing to grab opportunities.
Terrorist infiltration into J-K in 2018 highest in five years: MHA report
The MHA's annual report for 2018-19 said 257 terrorists and 91 security personnel were killed in J&K while Pak-based terrorist groups made 328 bids to sneak in across the border in 2018 and while being successful in 143 of these attempts.
Pakistan summons Indian envoy over 'ceasefire violations' along LoC
Pakistan's Director General (South Asia & SAARC) Mohammad Faisal told India's Deputy High Commissioner Gaurav Ahluwalia that the ceasefire violations by India are a threat to regional peace and security and may lead to a strategic miscalculation.
Modi, Hasina, Mamata likely to pad up at Eden Gardens for Teesta Test
This is the second meeting between the PMs in as many months. There are expectations that Bengal CM may soften her government’s stand on water-sharing treaty. Banerjee remains intransigent on sharing Teesta waters with Bangladesh.
Congressional panel seeks ‘active US role’ in Jammu & Kashmir
Omar, who has been critical of India on Kashmir, said partnership with India was strategic but was also based on common values of human rights and democracy. The US lawmakers, however, did not make any reference to Pakistan sponsored terrorism in Kashmir.
Terror elimination precondition for cooperation in South Asia: Jaishankar
Jaishankar said, "Ours is really not just a story of missed opportunities but also of deliberate obstacles. Terrorism is one among them."
Support direct dialogue between India-Pakistan as outlined in Shimla Agreement: US
Acting Assistant Secy of State for South and Central Asia Alice G Wells said, "Restarting a productive bilateral dialogue requires building trust, & the chief obstacle remains Pak's continued support for extremist groups that engage in cross-border terrorism."
Bangladesh, Nepal ahead of India as growth in South Asia slows down: World Bank report
In India, growth is projected to fall to 6.0 this fiscal, while in Bangladesh, real GDP is estimated at 8.1 %.
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