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Some Reform in US International Food Aid Program

Efforts to improve the way the US government distributes roughly US$2 billion in international food aid each year achieved some successes in the recently enacted Agriculture Act of 2014 - commonly referred to a...
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Unease in India Over Anti-Corruption Party’s Economics

After a stunning victory in New Delhi elections two months ago on a platform of rooting out corruption, the shine is coming off Arvind Kejriwal and his Aam Admi Party because of concerns over the party’s econom...
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Gold Starts to Glisten Again

After a five year downturn, gold is regaining its sparkle, with global demand for jewelry soaring upward by 17 percent in 2013, the largest volume increase since 1997, with full-year demand hitting 2,209 metric...
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India’s New Reformist Party Turns Against Supermarket FDI

The capital city’s newly-elected reformist government – the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which has won praise across the planet for its stand against corruption, has exhibited distressing populist roots by announcing...
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India’s Gold Industry Loses its Sparkle

The average world gold price has fallen by 20 percent year-on-year in the third quarter, to US$1,326 per ounce from US$1,652 in October 2012. Prices have been declining in each quarter of 2013. But not in India...
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India and China Seek Economic Integration

The recent endorsement by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of a multi-billion dollar construction corridor encompassing Bangladesh, China, India and Myanmar – if it materializ...
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Internecine Warfare at One of India’s Biggest Newspapers

India’s dynastic successions have virtually paralyzed some of the country’s biggest and most powerful institutions including the Reliance, Bajaj, Birla and Ranbaxy groups. Now it is the turn of the fifth-genera...
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G33 Seek to Reopen Subsidies Talks at WTO

The combined effects of the global economic slowdown and increasing climatic shocks are threatening food security in developing countries, prompting many to urge the reopening of World Trade Organization (WTO) ...
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Trouble On India’s High Seas

The intrusion into Indian waters of the anti-pirate vessel MV Seaman Guard Ohio has angered Indian authorities who are already steaming over the February, 2012 shooting by Italians guarding an oil tanker of two...