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Hope WTO can move past impasse on customs deal, says China

Aug 18, 2014

Hope WTO can move past impasse on customs deal, says China

Many WTO member states, including the United States, voiced frustration after India's demands led to the collapse of what was the first major global trade reform pact in two decades. #China #Narendra Modi #NewsTracker #Food security #WTO #Geneva #US Secretary of State #John Kerry #Bali ministerial #Trade Facilitation Agreement
India opted for tough stand at WTO to protect poor PM

Aug 09, 2014

India opted for tough stand at WTO to protect poor PM

International media has criticised India's stand at the WTO saying it would jeopardise the Bali agreement and hamper the credibility of the global multi-lateral trade body. #Politics #Economy #UPA #Congress #TheySaidIt #Food security #WTO #Anand Sharma #BJP National Council #Trade Facilitation Agreement #Narandra Modi
Defying WTO may win Modi assembly polls but can he sustain his stand?

Aug 09, 2014

Defying WTO may win Modi assembly polls but can he sustain his stand?

BJP chose to stand its ground in WTO even at the risk of being isolated among the developing countries probably because of Modi's promise of ushering in a new kind of political economy based on the thinking of "Gandhi, Lohia and Deendayal Upadhyay". #Economy #BJP #Narendra Modi #ConnectTheDots #Food security #farmers #WTO #Developing countries #John Kerry #Rural economy #Consumerism #Agreement on Agriculture #Swadeshi Jagran Manch #Trade Facilitation Agreement #Deendayal Upadhyay
Hope to convince WTO on food security issue by Sept Centre

Aug 06, 2014

Hope to convince WTO on food security issue by Sept Centre

The government underlined that it will not compromise on its sovereign duty to protect the interest of its farmers and consumers at the WTO. #sushma swaraj #Narendra Modi #ConnectTheDots #Food security #WTO #Geneva #US Secretary of State #John Kerry #Bali ministerial #Trade Facilitation Agreement
WTO row India won't compromise on interest of farmers, says Nirmala Sitharaman

Aug 05, 2014

WTO row India won't compromise on interest of farmers, says Nirmala Sitharaman

India today said it will not compromise the interest of poor farmers and consumers at the WTO and sought complete resolution of the foodgrain stockpile issue, which is essential for unhindered implementation of the country's food security programme. #India #NewsTracker #Food security #Nirmala Sitharaman #parliament #farmers #WTO #poor #consumers #stockpile

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Rupee at 68: Why RBI should reverse its illogical measures

Aug 28, 2013

Rupee at 68: Why RBI should reverse its illogical measures

The RBI has no reason to continue with its tight liquidity policy that it introduced on the 15 July when the rupee was trading at levels of around 60. #BSE Sensex #InMyOpinion #PolicyWatch #Food Security Bill #Bond market #Indian rupee #Syrian crisis #RBI policies
Intellectual gluttony: Why is it ok to subsidise gold and not food?

Jul 23, 2013

Intellectual gluttony: Why is it ok to subsidise gold and not food?

Why do we balk at food subsidy for the poor when we accept every other form of subsidy for the rich - from diesel to power to education? #Economy #India #Amartya Sen #Food security #Subsidy #Gold Duties

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Intellectual gluttony: Why is it ok to subsidise gold and not food?

Aug 27, 2014

Southwest Airlines Loses Elderly Passenger For 11 Hours: Why Customer Service Is Everyone's Job

Southwest Airlines, with the help of a skycap and a ?processing error,? recently misplaced Alice Vaticano, an 85 year old wheelchair-bound diabetic, for eleven hours in Newark Airport with no food and no bathroom.  Ms. Vaticano's daughter had persona... #Southwest Airlines #Newark Liberty International Airport
Intellectual gluttony: Why is it ok to subsidise gold and not food?

Aug 08, 2014

Drink Alcohol, Donate Clean Water: How Saucey Is Standing Out In 'Uber For X' Model

Whether it’s music, movies, transportation, cleaning services, or food delivery, industries are being transformed by a so-called “Uber for X” model. The latest market to be flooded by delivery apps: the liquor store. I spoke with Saucey CEO and cofou... #Southwest Airlines #Newark Liberty International Airport
Intellectual gluttony: Why is it ok to subsidise gold and not food?

Aug 12, 2014

U.S. to Provide South Sudan With $180M in Food Aid

(EDGARTOWN, Mass.) — The United States is providing $180 million in emergency aid to address a food crisis in South Sudan. White House National Security Adviser Susan Rice says the people of South Sudan face the worst food shortage in the world. She ... #Susan E. Rice #South Sudan #Africa