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User: newstrust Topic: Global Economy
Category: Globalization :: India
Last updated: Jan 15 2010 20:38 IST RSS 2.0
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Bangladesh, India: Positive Outcomes Of Sheikh Hasina's Visit 15.1.2010 Global Voices
Sushanta Das Gupta and Kh. A. Saleque at E-Bangladesh summarizes the positive outcomes of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's recently concluded trip to India.
Inside Europe: E.U. Seeks to Regain Influence on Response to Climate Change 15.1.2010 International Herald Tribune: Business
Stunned by being sidelined at the Copenhagen climate conference, the European Union is debating how to overcome the setback.
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OPEC oil price edges upwards to 77.59 dollars 15.1.2010 Earth Times
Vienna - The oil price of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) inched upwards to 77.59 dollars towards the end of the week, the group announced Friday. The price for one barrel (159 litres) of OPEC-produced crude oil gained 0....
Inflation threat to China and India 15.1.2010 Financial Times US
Inflation is emerging as the key economic problem for India and China as growth surges in the wake of the global financial crisis, the Asian Development Bank warned on Friday
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Ethiopian land dirt cheap to giants 15.1.2010 The Guardian -- Front Page
Addis Ababa sells vast fertile swaths to international companies in effort to introduce large-scale commercial agriculture This is a country of the bent back and the silver sickle, where virtually all the crops have felt the calloused fingers of the peasant farmer working his tiny parcel of state-owned land. The ox pulls the plough and the donkey the cart, and fertiliser counts as agricultural technology. Chugging into this picture on a bright green John Deere tractor came Hanumantha Rao, a former sugarcane farmer from India who is at the forefront of a revolution sweeping through Ethiopian farming. He hurried up to a hilltop on his company's farm in Bako, four hours' drive from the capital, Addis Ababa, and swept out an arm to indicate ...
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Bangladesh: Traffic Jam And The Prime Minister 15.1.2010 Global Voices
Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh saw a huge traffic jam as many roads were closed because the Prime Minister was greeted by supporters as she returned from her India trip. Nazrul Islam at Sachalayatan says [bn] “Dear Prime Minister, if paralyzing the city is the measure of your popularity then I have to say your [...]
UN Should Be Sidelined in Future Climate Talks, Says Obama Official 15.1.2010 CommonDreams.org Headlines
by Suzanne Goldenberg in Washington and John Vidal Jonathan Pershing, who helped lead talks at Copenhagen, instead sketched out a future path for negotiations dominated by the world's largest polluters such as China, the US, India, Brazil and South Africa, who signed up to a deal in the final hours of the summit. That would represent a realignment of the way the international community has dealt with climate change over the last two decades. read ...
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Ultracheap Nano could come to US in 3 years with $8,000 price tag 15.1.2010 Star Tribune: Business
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General Electric: world's largest company still has spark 15.1.2010 The Guardian -- World Latest
General Electric is emerging stronger from the recession, says its chief, Jeff Immelt. It is now investing in green technology – and sees a future in markets such as India and China Jeff Immelt has entered the building, and his London branch office in Mayfair is in a bit of flap. The chief executive of the world's largest company passes through only a couple of times a year on a tour of General Electric's European outposts. He has already done Paris, Lyon, Rotterdam, Hamburg and Copenhagen and is on his way to Abu Dhabi, so persuading the 6ft 4in former college footballer to stand still for a picture presents a challenge. When he is not pressing the flesh with 323,000 employees or behind his desk in Connecticut, Immelt is more used to ...
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Haiti: What Went Wrong 14.1.2010 Newsweek Top Stories
No one could have stopped the Haitian earthquake. But much could have been done to lessen its impact. ...
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Europe's Post-Copenhagen View of Obama 14.1.2010 Commondreams.org Views
by Steven Hill

The Copenhagen summit on climate change taught Europe a hard lesson about its trans-Atlantic partner. Great hope had greeted President Obama when he replaced George W. Bush at the American helm, but a year later Europeans are realizing that Mr. Obama is going to have a very difficult time delivering on his agenda.

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Drumbeat: January 14, 2010 14.1.2010 The Oil Drum
US raises concern over China oil policy The US has expressed concern to Chinese officials about Beijing's attempts to buy up global oil reserves for the long term. "We are pursuing intensive dialogue with the Chinese on the subject of energy security, in which we have raised our concerns about Chinese efforts to lock up oil reserves with long-term contracts," David Shear, deputy assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs, told the House Armed Services Committee yesterday. ...Shear was responding to questions by Republican Roscoe Bartlett, who said he was worried that the Chinese were "aggressively buying up oil all over the world" and might not share it with other countries in the future. Are we seeing the first phase ...
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Bolivia launches traditional medicines programs 14.1.2010 ICT - global
LA PAZ, Bolivia – The Bolivian government is promoting traditional indigenous medicine by sponsoring two intercultural pharmacies and by pledging $10 million towards the development of a larger “pharmaceutical enterprise” according to press statements.
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India: SMS Based Social Networking Platform 14.1.2010 Global Voices Online » South Asia
Gaurav Mishra at Gauravonomics discusses about the Indian technology start-up ‘SMSGupShup', which is a SMS-based social networking platform, and the business model of similar services.
Opinion: Despite Copenhagen, there's real progress on climate change 14.1.2010 San Jose Mercury News: Opinion
While the arguments that doomed the global climate summit are fated to continue, businesses and policy makers need to get over Copenhagen and get on with the business of reducing CO2 emissions.
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UN should be sidelined in future climate talks, says Obama official 14.1.2010 Guardian: Science
America sees a diminished role for the United Nations in trying to stop global warming after the "chaotic" Copenhagen climate change summit, an Obama administration official said today. Jonathan Pershing, who helped lead talks at Copenhagen, instead sketched out a future path for negotiations dominated by the world's largest polluters such as China, the US, India, Brazil and South Africa, who signed up to a deal in the final hours of the summit. That would represent a realignment of the way the international community has dealt with climate change over the last two decades. "It is impossible to imagine a global agreement in place that doesn't essentially have a global buy-in. There aren't other institutions beside the UN that have that," ...
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Obama primed for Copenhagen collapse 14.1.2010 The Guardian -- Front Page
US state department officials were so convinced that the Copenhagen climate change summit was heading for collapse that they crafted a "talks fail" speech for Barack Obama. Jonathan Pershing, the deputy climate change envoy for the state department, said today the atmosphere ahead of Obama's arrival was so toxic that US officials gave up all hope of agreement. "I was working with my delegation to draft what we could tell the president he might say when things fell apart," Pershing told a seminar at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies. "When he arrived on Friday morning, that's where we were." The near-miss, and the shambolic process that led to it, appears to have convinced the US that the best way forward is a negotiation ...
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India: Queer Film Festival In Bangalore 14.1.2010 Global Voices Online » South Asia
Ultra Violet reports that the deadline for submission of films for the Bangalore Queer Film Festival is 30 January 2010. The non ticketed free event will be held at the Alliance Francaise de Bangalore on 26th, 27th and 28th of February, 2010.
China, India, Brazil and South Africa prepare for post-Copenhagen meeting 13.1.2010 Guardian: Environment
Influential bloc of large developing countries expected to define common position on emissions cuts and climate aid One month after the Copenhagen climate summit ended in recriminations and and a weak outline of a global deal, key groups of developing countries will meet to try to explore ways to get to agree a legally binding final agreement. As the dust settles on the stormy Danish meeting, environment ministers from the so-called Basic countries – Brazil, South Africa, India and China – will meet on January 24 in New Delhi. No formal agenda has been set, but observers expect the emerging geopolitical alliance between the four large developing countries who brokered the final "deal" with the US in Denmark will define a common position on ...
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Street Heat and Foreign Policy: Can Progressives Yet Create a Movement? 13.1.2010 Commondreams.org Views
by John Feffer

Without sufficient street-heat, according to the new conventional wisdom, President Obama is not going to implement progressive policies. His health care package reeks of insurance company influence. His bailouts favor Wall Street.

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