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Nov 23, 2011

India moves closer to opening up supermarket sector

NEW DELHI, Nov 23 (Reuters) – India could decide this
week to throw open its supermarket sector to foreign firms such
as Wal-Mart Stores Inc, clearing one of the most hotly
anticipated economic reforms of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s
tenure.

Policymakers have for years talked about opening India’s
so-called multi-brand retail sector to foreign direct investors,
a policy aimed at attracting foreign capital, unclogging supply
bottlenecks and helping tackle stubbornly high inflation.

Nov 20, 2011

Lokpal bill tops parliament agenda

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The next parliament session will focus on passing the controversial Lokpal bill, overshadowing calls for a renewed push on economic reforms seen as urgent as growth slows and inflation stays stubbornly high.

The legislation to create an ombudsman’s office, or Lokpal, to investigate and prosecute suspected government corruption is seen as crucial for the government of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh as parliament reconvenes for a month-long session on Tuesday.

Nov 18, 2011

Corruption bill tops India parliament agenda

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s next parliament session will focus on passing a controversial anti-corruption bill, overshadowing calls for a renewed push on economic reforms seen as urgent as growth slows and inflation stays stubbornly high.

The legislation to create an ombudsman’s office, or Lokpal, to investigate and prosecute suspected government corruption is seen as crucial for the government of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh as parliament reconvenes for a month-long session on Tuesday.

Nov 18, 2011

Corruption bill tops parliament agenda

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The next parliament session will focus on passing a controversial anti-corruption bill, overshadowing calls for a renewed push on economic reforms seen as urgent as growth slows and inflation stays stubbornly high.

The legislation to create an ombudsman’s office, or Lokpal, to investigate and prosecute suspected government corruption is seen as crucial for the government of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh as parliament reconvenes for a month-long session on Tuesday.

Nov 15, 2011

Pakistan widens trade with India as ties improve

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Pakistan took further steps toward normal trade and travel ties with India on Tuesday, agreeing to open most commerce with its larger neighbor by February and ease visa rules in the latest sign of a thaw in relations between the nuclear-armed rivals.

“We have turned the corner,” Pakistan’s Trade Secretary Zafar Mehmood said at a joint news conference with his Indian counterpart in Delhi.

Nov 15, 2011

Pakistan to widen trade with India by February

NEW DELHI, Nov 15 (Reuters) – Pakistan took further
steps toward normal trade and travel ties with India on Tuesday,
agreeing to open most commerce with its larger neighbour by
February in the latest sign of a thaw in relations between the
nuclear-armed rivals.

At a bilateral meeting in Delhi, the two countries’ trade
secretaries agreed Pakistan will notify India by February of a
“negative list” of items that it cannot trade with its
neighbour, minutes of the meeting showed.

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Nov 14, 2011

Climate deal unlikely soon, as emissions grow

MUMBAI (Reuters) – A new and broader climate deal is out of reach for now and instead nations need to focus on how to replace the ailing Kyoto Protocol before 2020, Britain’s minister of state for energy and climate change said on Monday.

The view is recognition that agreement on a pact that commits all major greenhouse gas polluters to curbing the growth in planet-warming emissions is slipping further away, in part because of sluggish economic growth and a mounting debt crisis.