Much pious noise is being made in New Delhi about the difficulties India is facing in getting other World Trade Organisation members to give it a permanent exemption from the 10% farm subsidy cap under the WTO’s existing agreement on agriculture. Read more

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (3 votes, average: 5 out of 5)
Loading ... Loading ...

The European Union is hoping that the long-awaited free trade agreement with India is completed before New Delhi is consumed by the coming general elections. “A lot hinges on the FTA. These are coming to a moment of decision,” says the EU ambassador to India, Joao Cravinho. Read more

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (4 votes, average: 5 out of 5)
Loading ... Loading ...

As the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty is heading for its final week of discussions, India is trying to leverage its position as one of the world’s largest weapons importer to craft an agreement to its liking. Read more

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (5 votes, average: 3.6 out of 5)
Loading ... Loading ...

The European Union is in the midst of a currency crisis for which I cannot see much hope barring a default or the actual expulsion of Greece from the eurozone. Read more

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (1 votes, average: 5 out of 5)
Loading ... Loading ...

During the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit in 2004, the then Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee spoke of the possibility of South Asian economies integrating enough to create a common currency. Read more

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (8 votes, average: 3.5 out of 5)
Loading ... Loading ...

Broadly speaking, the worldview behind Wikileaks is a demand for complete transparency in the actions of government, corporations and, ultimately one presumes, individuals. A planet without secrets. How feasible is that? Read more

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (5 votes, average: 3.4 out of 5)
Loading ... Loading ...

The Swedish embassy warned me to take an umbrella when I told them I was heading off to Stockholm for this year’s German Marshall Fund India Forum. “We were wrong,” admitted an embassy official two days later as the Scandinavian city sparkled under blue skies and bright sunlight. My sweaters never left my suitcase. Read more

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (5 votes, average: 4.6 out of 5)
Loading ... Loading ...

I am one who believes that we are entering the last few chapters of the present Greek economic drama. But the larger issue of the eurozone’s prospects, forget about Greece’s, is another thing altogether. That could take several years to sort out. Read more

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (7 votes, average: 4.43 out of 5)
Loading ... Loading ...