Economy
Walmart, the world's largest retailer, is vying for a bigger presence in India and access to its potential consumer base of more than 1.2 billion. However, political opposition is a big hurdle for the US retail behemoth though a new and strong government in New Delhi led by Narendra Modi has sweeping powers to take a call. Neal Querio from USA and Avra Biswas from India report more
World economy to strengthen amid slow job growth: UN

New York, May 22 (JEN): The global economy is expected to strengthen over the next two years, despite a downgrade of growth prospects for some developing countries and transition economies, ...

UN highlights growing role of aquaculture in providing jobs

New York, May 20 (JEN): A new United Nations report highlights the growing role of fish and aquaculture in feeding the world and providing a source of income, and calls for the sustainable a ...

UN urges measures to create more jobs

New York, Apr 12 (JEN): The shaky economic recovery has failed to lead to an improvement in labour markets, the head of the United Nations International Labour Organization (ILO) warned on F ...

Global food prices hit 10 months high: FAO

New York, Apr 4 (JEN): The cost of food worldwide has surged in March to its highest peak in 10 months, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) reported on Thursday.

International patent filings break records: UN

New York, Mar 14 (JEN): The United States and China drove international patent filings to a record level last year with applications for the first time surpassing the 200,000 mark, the Unite ...

Arab region integration could raise development: UN

New York, Feb 26 (JEN): Inclusive economic integration in the Arab region would create six million new jobs by 2020 and increase regional gross domestic product by three per cent, the United ...

Fish profits not reaching small-scale farmers: UN

New York, Feb 22 (JEN): The international fish trade is breaking records, the United Nations on Friday reported, but the benefits of the trade are not trickling down to the small-scale fishi ...

UN calls for investment in rural Africa

New York, Feb 13 (JEN): Rural development is key to Africa’s prosperity, yet it has been undervalued by Governments, international lenders and policy advisers, the UN International L ...

UN commission focuses on growing inequality

New York, Feb 12 (JEN): Against the backdrop of a weak global economic recovery and harsh fiscal austerity measures, continued unemployment and an aging world population, the United Nation ...