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KATHMANDU: Despite their commitment to develop the South Asia region as a free trade area since 2006, the member states have not been able to make substantive progress in intra-reg ...Full story

Pandey in proposed UN Technology Bank KATHMANDU: The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has announced the formation of a high level panel to assess the scope and functions of its proposed ...Full story

Private sector hails regional energy cooperation ... KATHMANDU: The private sector of the country has welcomed the agreement on energy cooperation inked by SAARC member nations and the commitment expressed by the ...Full story

Nepal expected to benefit from energy agreements KATHMANDU: Nepal is to be benefited from the recently concluded energy agreements among the SAARC nations. Indian companies are giving special intere ...Full story

Kathmandu Declaration urges trade facilitation me ... KATHMANDU: The 18th SAARC Summit concluded here today calling on various bodies in South Asia to implement measures to facilitate free trade of goods and servi ...Full story

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India's growth slowed to 5.3pc in ...

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NEW DELHI: Data released today showing a slowdown in India’s economy will put the Reserve Bank under renewed pressure to cut interest rates, while Prime Minister Narendra Mod ...Full story

China's commercial banks inch towards carbon fina ... BEIJING: Chinese commercial banks are moving into the country’s fledgling carbon markets, competing to deliver new financial products in order to help ind ...Full story

Japan inflation eases TOKYO: Japan’s inflation rate edged lower in October, highlighting the difficulty Prime Minister Shinzo Abe faces in his campaign to overcome defl ...Full story

BIZ BRIEFS: India scraps rule MUMBAI: India has decided to scrap the rule that required trading companies to export 20 per cent of gold imported, known as 80:20 scheme, local television chan ...Full story

India says food security safeguarded in landmark g ... NEW DELHI: India said today that food security for its millions of poor had been safeguarded in a landmark global trade reform deal adopted by the World Trade O ...Full story