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  • Realistic fantasies in Korean détente

    Realistic fantasies in Korean détente

    Seoul’s Unification Ministry sent 200 metric tons of tangerines to Pyongyang in return for the two tons of pine mushrooms that North Korean chief Kim Jong-un shipped to the South after September’s inter-Korean summit.

    December 6, 2018
  • Trade truce

    Trade truce

    Washington’s economic reprisal against Beijing has merely been staved off.

    December 5, 2018
  • Saudis need drastic restructuring

    Saudis need drastic restructuring

    A decade or so ago, when the prime minister of Australia mentioned an upcoming Group of 20 (G20) gathering to the US president, he got the impression that the latter — it happened to be George W. Bush — had no idea what his interlocutor was talking about. Donald Trump presumably has a vaguely better …

    December 1, 2018
  • A bright ray of hope

    A bright ray of hope

    Suraj Panwar did the country proud by winning a silver medal in the Youth Olympics, the first Indian to do so.

    October 22, 2018
  • WTO’s road from Delhi

    WTO’s road from Delhi

    Trade ministers and senior officials, who met in New Delhi on 19-20 March, defended the role of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) both as an arbiter of trade disputes as well as for setting the rules of the road towards the multilateral trading system. The officials also discussed the possible steps for negotiations at the …

    March 30, 2018
  • La Boca: A hotbed of footballing talent!
  • WTO fizzle

    WTO fizzle

    The biennial conclave of the World Trade Organization in Buenos Aires has followed the distressing course of serial  stalemates. Wednesday’s fizzle, therefore, was hardly surprising.  Indeed, the relevance of global trade negotiations in the era of e-commerce is now open to question. The latest round has floundered on the rock of the US’ refusal to …

    December 16, 2017
  • Contentious world trade

    Contentious world trade

    Even after 16 years of hard negotiations at the World Trade Organisation ( WTO) on reforming agriculture and other tariff-barriers set in 2001 under the Doha Development Agenda (DDA), developing countries appeared to be fighting a losing battle at the 11th ministerial. WTO negotiators met on September 13-15 to formalise the agenda for the trade …

    October 15, 2017
  • Destination: Focus Argentina

    Destination: Focus Argentina

    In an effort to highlight places of interest in countries across the world, their varied culture, economy and history, The Statesman brings to you a Weekly Focus on countries with which India shares diplomatic ties and friendship. This week's focus is on Argentina. Know all about the country. Capital: Buenos Aires, Currency: Argentine peso, Argentine austral Language: Spanish (official), Italian, English, …

    July 24, 2017
  • No low-hanging fruit at Buenos Aires

    No low-hanging fruit at Buenos Aires

    The new US trade representative, Ambassador Robert Lightizer has described India as “a valuable, strategic and economic partner”, underlining the importance of India as a major “player” in shaping the trade agenda at the World Trade Organisation (WTO). Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman during a brief one-on-one meeting with Lightizer on the sidelines of the Organisation …

    July 6, 2017
  • Lionel Messi’s statue in Argentina vandalised

    Lionel Messi’s statue in Argentina vandalised

    An action statue of Argentine footballer Lionel Messi located in the capital city Buenos Aires was vandalised.

    January 11, 2017