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Global trade fell 3% in first quarter of 2020 due to COVID-19, downturn to accelerate in next quarter: UN
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Global trade fell 3% in first quarter of 2020 due to COVID-19, downturn to accelerate in next quarter: UN

The coronavirus pandemic has led to a three percent drop in global trade in the first quarter of 2020 and this downturn is expected to accelerate in the next quarter to project a whopping quarter-on-quarter decline of 27 percent, the UN trade body has warned

Coronavirus Outbreak: World economy will go into recession with likely exception of India, China, says UN
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Coronavirus Outbreak: World economy will go into recession with likely exception of India, China, says UN

The world economy will go into recession this year with a predicted loss of trillions of dollars of global income due to the coronavirus pandemic, spelling serious trouble for developing countries with the likely exception of India and China, according to a latest UN trade report

Coronavirus outbreak could cost global economy up to $2 trillion, cause recession in some countries, says UNCTAD
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Coronavirus outbreak could cost global economy up to $2 trillion, cause recession in some countries, says UNCTAD

The coronavirus outbreak could cost the global economy up to $2 trillion this year, the UNCTAsaid, warning that shock from the epidemic will cause a recession in some countries and depress global annual growth to below 2.5 percent

UN lowers India growth forecast to 5.7% for FY20; expects momentum to pick up in 2020
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UN lowers India growth forecast to 5.7% for FY20; expects momentum to pick up in 2020

The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth in India and few other large emerging countries may gain some momentum this year after the global economy recorded its lowest growth of 2.3 percent in 2019 due to prolonged trade disputes, a UN study said

Falling GDP, collapsing wholesale prices: Is Indian economy heading to its worst show in September quarter since 2008 global financial crisis?
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Falling GDP, collapsing wholesale prices: Is Indian economy heading to its worst show in September quarter since 2008 global financial crisis?

Indian economy had a shocker when the GDP growth slowed to a 6-year low of 5% in the April-June quarter. Even after that, there is no recovery in sight.

Corporate tax rate cut, infra investment will boost revival in economy, reduce impact of slowdown
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Corporate tax rate cut, infra investment will boost revival in economy, reduce impact of slowdown

Govt's policy approach ensures macro fundamentals will emerge unscathed and country will safely navigate its way through inclement economic weather

Britain likely to lose over $16 billion on exports to EU in case of no-deal Brexit, say UN economists
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Britain likely to lose over $16 billion on exports to EU in case of no-deal Brexit, say UN economists

Britain could lose at least $16 billion annually on exports to the European Union if it leaves without a deal and possibly billions more on trade beyond the bloc, UN economists said Tuesday.

Invest India receives top UN Investment Promotion award for promoting renewable energy
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Invest India receives top UN Investment Promotion award for promoting renewable energy

A non-profit venture of the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Invest India promotes sustainable investment.

Government in process of framing rules to regulate e-commerce sector, says Ram Vilas Paswan
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Government in process of framing rules to regulate e-commerce sector, says Ram Vilas Paswan

While e-commerce in India is growing at an annual rate of 51 percent, the laws regulating the digital marketplaces are still evolving, Paswan said

FDI growth rate records five-year low at $44.85 bn in 2017-18; foreign inflows grow by only 3%
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FDI growth rate records five-year low at $44.85 bn in 2017-18; foreign inflows grow by only 3%

It is critical to revive domestic investments and further ease of doing business in the country to attract foreign investors.

Growth expected to accelerate next fiscal, real GDP growth to expand at 7.4% in 2018-19, says Urjit Patel
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Growth expected to accelerate next fiscal, real GDP growth to expand at 7.4% in 2018-19, says Urjit Patel

Urjit Patel said several factors were likely to influence the inflation outlook, including a possible moderation in food prices if the monsoon turned out to be normal and was supported by an effective food supply management

Cross border mergers make India favoured FDI route: UN trade report
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Cross border mergers make India favoured FDI route: UN trade report

Despite historically high number of announced greenfield projects in 2015, FDI inflows to India were flat last year with only 1 percent up from 2015, the report said.

Jack Ma, Alibaba founder thinks that Internet should be treated as a utility and made available to everyone
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Jack Ma, Alibaba founder thinks that Internet should be treated as a utility and made available to everyone

"The internet should be treated as a utility and should be treated also as the infrastructure of global development".

India hits eight-year high in FDI inflows, says Unctad report
World

India hits eight-year high in FDI inflows, says Unctad report

Global foreign direct investment (FDI) jumped to $1.76 trillion in 2015 while foreign investment inflows to India reached a high of $44 billion almost touching record levels of 2008, a new UN report released on Tuesday shows

Make in India Week: PM Modi promises stable tax regime, easy clearances to investors
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Make in India Week: PM Modi promises stable tax regime, easy clearances to investors

The Prime Minister said that India has become the fastest growing large economy in the world.

FDI into India up 75% in 2015 after govt steps to boost investment, says UN body
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FDI into India up 75% in 2015 after govt steps to boost investment, says UN body

India's FDI investment increased from $33.9 billion to $59.4 billion which marks a 75 percent increase

 India's FDI increased by 26% in 2014: UN
Economy

India's FDI increased by 26% in 2014: UN

FDI flows to India increased by 26 percent in 2014 to an estimated 35 billion, with maximum growth in services sector especially in electricity, gas, water, waste management and information and communication, the report said.

FDI inflows into India grew 17 pct in 2013: UN report
Economy

FDI inflows into India grew 17 pct in 2013: UN report

UNCTAD forecasts that FDI flows will rise gradually in 2014 and 2015, to USD 1.6 trillion and USD 1.8 trillion, respectively.

India still world's 3rd most attractive FDI destination
Economy

India still world's 3rd most attractive FDI destination

In the survey based on responses of 159 companies, India was ranked after China and United States.