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Dec 22, 2010

Opposition rally on graft, food prices pressures govt

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Opposition-driven protests over corruption and high food prices choked parts of New Delhi on Wednesday, heaping more pressure on a beleaguered government struggling to protect its credibility.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s coalition faces multiple political crises, including multi-billion dollar graft scandals and surging food prices that have sapped its ability to push policies to keep pace with growth of nearly 9 percent.

Dec 22, 2010

India is new top stop for world leaders seeking deals

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – A host of world leaders trooped into India over the last few months, including Russia’s president on Tuesday, to strengthen relations with Asia’s third-largest economy, attracted by its booming market and growing diplomatic heft.

Like a revolving door, India has hosted every major world leader in the past six months. All United Nations Security Council permanent members or BRIC countries of emerging economies have had their leaders visit India, the world’s second fastest-growing major economy after China.

Dec 22, 2010

Analysis: India is new top stop for world leaders seeking

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – A host of world leaders trooped into India over the last few months, including Russia’s president on Tuesday, to strengthen relations with Asia’s third-largest economy, attracted by its booming market and growing diplomatic heft.

Like a revolving door, India has hosted every major world leader in the past six months. All United Nations Security Council permanent members or BRIC countries of emerging economies have had their leaders visit India, the world’s second fastest-growing major economy after China.

Dec 22, 2010

India is new top stop for world leaders for deals

NEW DELHI, Dec 21 (Reuters) – A host of world leaders
trooped into India over the last few months, including Russia’s
president on Tuesday, to strengthen relations with Asia’s
third-largest economy, attracted by its booming market and
growing diplomatic heft.

Like a revolving door, India has hosted every major world
leader in the past six months. All United Nations Security
Council permanent members or BRIC countries of emerging
economies have had their leaders visit India, the world’s
second fastest-growing major economy after China.

Dec 21, 2010

Analysis – India is new top stop for world leaders seeking deals

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – A host of world leaders trooped into India over the last few months, including Russia’s president on Tuesday, to strengthen relations with Asia’s third-largest economy, attracted by its booming market and growing diplomatic heft.

Like a revolving door, India has hosted every major world leader in the past six months. All United Nations Security Council permanent members or BRIC countries of emerging economies have had their leaders visit India, the world’s second fastest-growing major economy after China.

Dec 21, 2010

Russia supports India U.N. seat quest, seals deals

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Tuesday threw his weight behind India’s quest for a permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council and secured agreements to deepen nuclear energy and defense cooperation.

Russia has been India’s close economic and political partner since Soviet days, and monopolized India’s defense market for decades, but New Delhi wants to reduce its reliance on one country to reflect its growing clout on the world stage.

Dec 20, 2010

India PM offers to answer corruption allegations

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s prime minister offered to come before parliament to discuss corruption accusations against his government, underlining the pressure his coalition faces on an issue that has virtually stalled governance in Asia’s third-largest economy.

Manmohan Singh’s coalition faces multiple political crises, including multi-billion dollar graft scandals and high food prices, putting on line its credibility as a strong government able to push policies to keep pace with 9 percent growth.

Dec 20, 2010

PM offers to answer corruption allegations

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Prime minister Manmohan Singh offered to come before parliament to discuss corruption accusations against his government, underlining the pressure his coalition faces on an issue that has virtually stalled governance in Asia’s third-largest economy.

Singh’s coalition faces multiple political crises, including multi-billion dollar graft scandals and high food prices, putting on line its credibility as a strong government able to push policies to keep pace with 9 percent growth.

Dec 13, 2010

Q+A-China, India rivalry across the globe

NEW DELHI, Dec 13 (Reuters) – Trade between India and
China is booming, but diplomatic ties have become increasingly
fraught over their competing global aspirations, underlined by
a rivalry for natural resources, skewed trade and an unsettled
border.

Here are some questions and answers about their rivalry
across the globe:

WHAT ARE INDIA AND CHINA COMPETING FOR?

As their economies expand, the world’s two most populous
nations are scouring the globe — from Asia to Africa and
Latin America — to secure energy resources and food supplies.

Dec 10, 2010

Trade imbalance to cast shadow on China-India talks

BEIJING/NEW DELHI, Dec 10 (Reuters) – Chinese Premier Wen
Jiabao faces a tough task when he arrives in India next week
to allay New Delhi’s fears over China’s rise as a global
power, and to smooth tensions in an often fractious
relationship.

Despite a boom in bilateral commerce in the past decade
and cooperation on global issues such as climate change, India
and China remain suspicious of each other’s growing
international clout and influence.