Monthly Archives: November 2014

“Forward Together We Go”

November 25, 2014
By
“Forward Together We Go”

Text of speech delivered by US Trade Representative Michael Froman at the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry, New Delhi, on November 24, 2014.   “I’ve been coming here for the past 15 years, as a tourist, as a business person and as a government official, but...

Read more »

Obama announces unilateral immigration reform

November 23, 2014
By
Obama announces unilateral immigration reform

By EMILY SCHAUER On Thursday, US President Barack Obama announced his plan to act unilaterally on the hot-button immigration issue by issuing an Executive Order. Opponents, primarily members of the Republican Party, decry his action as unlawful, and to some, it is an impeachable offence. In his speech announcing...

Read more »

Obama to be chief guest of India’s Republic Day

November 22, 2014
By
Obama to be chief guest of India’s Republic Day

US President Barack Obama on Friday set the ball rolling for creating history by accepting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s invitation to be the Chief Guest of India’s Republic Day on January 26, 2015. For one, Obama will be the first US President to be India’s chief guest during...

Read more »

Rajapaksa seeks third term as Sri Lankan president

November 21, 2014
By
Rajapaksa seeks third term as Sri Lankan president

Seeking a third term, Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Thursday announced presidential elections ahead of schedule. The decision to hold presidential polls, expected in January next year, comes two years before the expiry of 69-year-old Rajapaksa’s current six-year term. “I am declaring a secret today. I have signed...

Read more »

G20 leaders commit to reviving global economy

November 17, 2014
By
G20 leaders commit to reviving global economy

Ebola and climate change were among the non-economic topics mentioned in a joint statement by the Group of Twenty (G20) after their two-day summit in Brisbane, Australia that ended on Sunday, Nov. 16. On the economic front, the leaders of the G20 committed to reviving the subdued global economy...

Read more »

India, US reach deal to break WTO impasse

November 14, 2014
By
India, US reach deal to break WTO impasse

In a major victory for India, the US on Thursday agreed to support the former’s demand to be allowed to continue with its food stockpiling scheme. In return, India will lift its veto on a global agreement on streamlining customs rules, known as the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA), being...

Read more »

Indian PM Narendra Modi to Visit Myanmar, Australia and Fiji

November 7, 2014
By
Indian PM Narendra Modi to Visit Myanmar, Australia and Fiji

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will have an unusually-long 10-day foreign trip starting November 11, 2014. “Starting 11th November I would be travelling to Myanmar, Australia and Fiji to participate in various summits and bilateral meetings,” Modi said in a statement. The Indian PM is to attend two key...

Read more »