India may push exports via G2G trade for food products

Worried over a slowdown in exports, the government is looking to use India’s good relations with other countries to push up exports through governmentto-government (G2G) trading arrangements for food products. The commerce department is exploring export of non-Basmati rice to the Philippines and Indonesia, and sugar to Egypt under this mechanism to boost exports that have been hit by rising protectionism globally and slowdown in trade. The department sent a proposal to Egypt last week to participate in its sugar tender. “We want to increase total exports and G2G trade is one such arrangement. This…

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The Apple Watch doesn’t have to trade fashion for fitness

Apple’s products are saddled with astronomical expectations, but in recent years perhaps none was so anticipated as the Apple Watch, Apple’s first go at tapping into the budding wearables market. It may not be fair to say that the Watch didn’t live up to those expectations, but early versions of the device, and especially its software, received a lukewarm reception. Since its initial launch, Apple has taken steps to change not only the Watch and its operating system, but also its overall perception and marketing message. They’re ditching something that…

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EU-Canada trade deal: Belgians break Ceta deadlock

Belgian political leaders have reached a consensus in support of the Ceta trade deal between the EU and Canada, Prime Minister Charles Michel has said. He said they had agreed on an addendum to the deal which addressed regional concerns over the rights of farmers and governments. The changes will still have to be approved by the other 27 EU members. A signing ceremony on Thursday was cancelled after the French-speaking region of Wallonia vetoed the deal. ADVERTISING inRead invented by Teads What is Ceta? What the Ceta debacle with…

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Slovenia: education union urges parliament not to sign EU free trade agreement with Canada

With the possible signing of the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement looming, the Education, Science, and Culture Trade Union of Slovenia has warned the national parliamentarians of the negative impact of this agreement.   On 6 September, the Education, Science and Culture Trade Union of Slovenia (ESTUS), along with other trade unions, non-government organisations (NGOs), and consumer associations held a press conference where they presented their warning letter addressed to members of the national Parliament. The parliament will have the final say and vote on the official position of…

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