INTERVIEW – India could benefit from U.S.-China trade tensions if it builds capacities

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By Biman Mukherjee Though US and China recently agreed to resume their trade talks at the recent G-20 summit, analysts say tensions between two of the world’s largest economies are likely to persist in coming months. India may be in a unique position in Asia to actually benefit from the trade situation. Indoasiancommodities.com interviewed Prof […]

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Global growth to weaken to 2.6% in 2019, substantial risks seen; India seen rising to 7.5% – World Bank

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Global economic growth is forecast to ease to a weaker-than-expected 2.6% in 2019 before inching up to 2.7% in 2020, the World Bank said, adding that growth in emerging market and developing economies is expected to stabilize next year as some countries move past periods of financial strain, but economic momentum remains weak. Emerging and […]

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INTERVIEW – Gold safest investment in these uncertain times, WGC India chief

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The current state of the global economy made gold a very attractive investment, said Somasundaram PR, managing director of World Gold Council, India, acknowledging that the dark clouds thanks to the on-going US-China trade war, depressed interest rates and uncertainties around oil production and prices made things difficult. “It is well known that during times […]

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India needs to push exports of value-added products to boost overall earnings – official

By Ritwik Sinha India needs to aggressively push exports of value-added products as part of a strategy to boost overall exports which have been stagnant for a significant period, a top trade official has said. “This is an area which needs special emphasis considering our stagnating exports,” Mohit Singla, chairman Trade Promotion Council of India, […]

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INTERVIEW: China may allow access to more Indian commodities in the near term: TPCI chairman

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By Ritwik Sinha Against the backdrop of the bruising US-China trade spat, Indian exporters are hopeful that Beijing will allow direct access to Indian commodities and products soon. China, one of India’s biggest bilateral trade partners,  is currently engaged in a bitter tariff war with the Trump administration, forcing it to redraw its international trade […]

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China’s growth to moderate in 2019 and 2020 amid dimmer global outlook — ADB

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Economic growth in China is expected to moderate in the next two years as global growth slows and trade tensions with the United States (US) weigh on trade and investment, according to the Asian Development Bank (ADB). In its Asian Development Outlook (ADO) 2019, ADB projects gross domestic product (GDP) growth for the world’s second largest […]

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Slower global demand pulls down developing Asia’s growth prospects — ADB

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Growth remains strong across most of developing Asia but is set to moderate this year and next year against the backdrop of slowing global demand and persistent trade tensions, according to a new Asian Development Bank (ADB) report. The latest Asian Development Outlook (ADO) 2019, ADB’s flagship economic publication, forecasts that growth in the region will soften […]

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