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World today looks at India with great confidence, Modi at industry event

The Prime Minister said his recent Europe visit had shown him the ‘optimism and trust’ the world has in India.

It takes 138 hrs, 55 signatures to move 1 truck from India to Bangladesh, says World Bank

In an interview with ThePrint, World Bank's Cecile Fruman says just 5% of South Asia's trade is within the region. More free trade agreements, seamless connectivity needed.

As West pivots to money-plus-morals approach, India stands to gain, writes Manmohan Singh

In a column in The Hindu, ex-PM weighs in on Russia-Ukraine conflict, what it means for world order, and India’s trade opportunities as West reduces dependence on Russia & China.

How India’s coastal Muslims helped it become wealthy, successful economy in medieval era

Muslims were crucial to India’s global trade because their familial ties allowed them to relate information and capital from West Asian markets to Indian buyers and craftspeople.

Why is a dragon carved on Jain temple in Mangalore? Medieval Africa-China trade holds answer

While many of us have heard of Indian interactions with Southeast Asia and China, or even Arabia, Africa is a gaping hole in how we think about premodern trade. But it was one of the most prosperous.

Do sanctions work? Lessons from Russia, Iran and US ‘War on Terror’

MNCs are pulling out of Russia, taking their services and jobs with them. People are seeing their livelihoods eroded. But do these measures work?

Can sanctions on Russia be effective? Crimea’s history shows Putin hasn’t learnt at all

Western sanctions are unlikely to force Putin to abort his invasion of Ukraine, and only Russian citizens will be hurt.

India-Israel-US-UAE ‘West Asian Quad’ crucial to address complex global threats, says UAE envoy

UAE’s Ambassador to India Ahmed Albanna says new grouping that first met in Oct 2021 is ‘an offspring of Abraham Accord’, critical to combat threats to economic growth & stability.

Employment in 9 sectors rose by 2 lakh in July-Sept 2021, more women workers too: Govt report

Percentage of female workers increased from 29.3 per cent of those employed in April-June to 32.1 per cent in July-September, shows labour ministry's Quarterly Employment Survey.

Med-tech, fintech, gaming, defence could drive future India-Sweden trade, says business council

A survey released last week says Swedish firms plan to invest $1 billion in India over the next two years. From 2015-20, firms already invested a total of $2 billion in India.

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What are UST & Luna and why the fall of 2 ‘stablecoins’ led to a crypto crash in India

Along with crash in value of UST and Luna coins, Indian market for crypto assets also reeling under strict control imposed by government, with the imposition of TDS on all crypto transactions.

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NSA Ajit Doval with NSAs from the other countries at the meeting at Dushanbe, Tajikistan | Photo: Courtesy the NSA's office

NSA Ajit Doval pushes for ‘terror free’ Afghanistan, says India stands with Afghan people

Doval's comments came at 4th Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan attended by national security advisors from Tajikistan, India, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Iran, Kyrgyzstan & China.

Why it’s obscene to tell Ukraine to give in & how war-upended global balance of power brings openings for India

Global order is in flux, and India is being wooed by all. It opens up economic, strategic & military possibilities unimaginable till recently. It is for India to take this opportunity.
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