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Reliance ranked 8th among top 10 global oil cos: Survey

Sep 09, 2016

Reliance ranked 8th among top 10 global oil cos: Survey

Refiners Indian Oil Corporation and Hindustan Petroleum Corp Ltd moved to 14th from 66th and to 48th from 133rd, respectively, lifted by access to cheaper crude. Heavyweight, Oil & Natural Gas Corp Ltd, #Reliance Industries #coal india #ONGC #Indian Oil Corporation #Adani Power #Asia-Pacific #Platts #refining sector
Dhaka attacks casts long shadow over garment business in Bangladesh

Jul 06, 2016

Dhaka attacks casts long shadow over garment business in Bangladesh

The weekend's attack on the restaurant "marked a significant escalation in the scale of atrocities against foreigners, with previous atrocities having singled out individual foreigners," said Rajiv Biswas, Asia-Pacific chief economist at IHS Global Insight. #Bangladesh #textiles #Asia-Pacific #Garment factories #Japan External Trade Organization #Bangaldesh government #British chain Next
Safety, stability of Asia-Pacific will depend on India: Senator John Cornyn

Jun 09, 2016

Safety, stability of Asia-Pacific will depend on India: Senator John Cornyn

The safety and stability of Asia-Pacific will depend to a great extent on India, a top American Senator has said, after Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for a strong Indo-US partnership to anchor peace in the region. #US #Narendra Modi #NewsTracker #Asia-Pacific #PM Modi
US should play an effective role in maintaining peace in South China sea, says China

Jun 07, 2016

US should play an effective role in maintaining peace in South China sea, says China

China told the United States on Tuesday that it should play a constructive role in safeguarding peace in the disputed South China Sea, as US Secretary of State John Kerry called for talks and a peaceful resolution. #United States #China #NewsTracker #Beijing #South China Sea #Asia-Pacific #Philippines #John Kerry
India has highest number of people trapped in modern slavery: study

May 31, 2016

India has highest number of people trapped in modern slavery: study

More than 45 million men, women and children globally are trapped in modern slavery, far more than previously thought, with two-thirds in the Asia-Pacific, a study showed Tuesday. #India #United Nations #NewsTracker #North Korea #Asia-Pacific #Slavery #Walk Free Foundation #Andrew Forrest
India deeply appreciates US' engagement in Asia-Pacific: Ashton Carter

Apr 28, 2016

India deeply appreciates US' engagement in Asia-Pacific: Ashton Carter

US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter has said new ways of investing and operating were required to tackle five evolving strategic challenges that America is facing even as he termed India as a "new friend" which "deeply appreciated" its engagement in the Asia-Pacific. #China #US #NewsTracker #Asia-Pacific #Defence Secretary #Ashton Carter #islamic-state #IS
A 34-year wait? India to rise as an Asia-Pacific power by 2050, says UN report

Apr 27, 2016

A 34-year wait? India to rise as an Asia-Pacific power by 2050, says UN report

India is projected to dominate the growth in the working-age population in Asia Pacific by 2050, according to a UN report #India #China #Asia-Pacific #Indian Economy #South Asia #UNDP #UN report #working age population
US seeks partnership with India, Asia-Pacific countries to counter China

Apr 15, 2016

US seeks partnership with India, Asia-Pacific countries to counter China

The US seeks a "powerful" quadrilateral partnership with India, Japan and Australia, to boost multilateral security mechanism. #World #India #China #Japan #US #Australia #NewsTracker #Indian Navy #military #Asia-Pacific #US Navy #Quadrilateral partnership
Australia unveils 2016 Defence White Paper: Here's what it means for the Asia-Pacific region

Feb 27, 2016

Australia unveils 2016 Defence White Paper: Here's what it means for the Asia-Pacific region

If the Asia-Pacific picture wasn’t complicated enough already, Australia’s 2016 Defence White Paper (see below) is likely to make matters a whole lot murkier. Aside from a proposed 84 percent increase in its defence budget over the next decade (from $23 billion in 2016-17 to around $42.4 billion by 2025-26), the white paper’s references to the South China Sea are likely to cause ripples in the region — particularly in Beijing #Australia #ConnectTheDots #South China Sea #Asia-Pacific #Defence spending #US Pivot to Asia #Australia-China relations #Asia’s Democratic Security Diamond