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G20 agriculture ministers slam protectionism, pledge WTO reforms

Agriculture ministers from the G20 countries criticized protectionism in a joint statement on Saturday, and vowed to reform World Trade Organization (WTO) rules, but did not detail what steps they would take to improve the food trade system.

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Bank Leumi, Azrieli agree to sell credit card unit to Warburg Pincus

Israel’s Bank Leumi and Azrieli Group have agreed to sell their credit card business Leumi Card to the U.S. private equity firm Warburg Pincus for 2.5 billion shekels ($685 million).

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CBS probes misconduct allegations against CEO Moonves amid legal battle

U.S. broadcasting and media company CBS Corp said it was investigating claims of personal misconduct by its chief executive Leslie Moonves made in a New Yorker magazine article that was published on Friday.

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G20 agriculture ministers had ‘frank discussion’ about protectionism: Germany

The G20 agriculture ministers gathered in Buenos Aires this weekend had a “frank discussion” about the fact that they do not want unilateral protectionist measures, German Agriculture Minister Julia Klockner told reporters on Saturday.

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PM Modi stresses on ‘Roof For All By 2022’ at development anniversary

Taking a dig at Congress president Rahul Gandhi, Modi said he was being dubbed as ‘bhagidar’ (partner) and not ‘chowkidar’ (watchman)

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Germany says U.S.-Europe trade tensions ease, questions remain on soy

The trade relationship between the United States and Europe is improving, German Agriculture Minister Julia Kloeckner said on Saturday, but there is no guarantee the bloc will buy the quantity of soybeans that Washington expects.

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Iran woos local investors as U.S. sanctions loom, currency falls

Iran plans to offer price and tax incentives to private investors to take over idle state projects and help boost the economy, state media reported on Saturday, as the country faces likely U.S. sanctions and the exit of many foreign companies.

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10% GDP growth not possible without improving HDI: NITI Aayog CEO

Such growth, Amitabh Kant said, was not possible if infant-mortality and maternal mortality rates were at very high rates and if one in three children was stunted

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10% GDP growth not possible without improving HDI: NITI Aayog CEO

Such growth, Amitabh Kant said, was not possible if infant-mortality and maternal mortality rates were at very high rates and if one in three children was stunted

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India must pay heed to Imran’s overtures on Kashmir, other issues: Dawn

Expressing a commitment to seeking better ties with India on a reciprocal basis has put Khan in the mainstream of national politics, said The Dawn

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