India, Pakistan extend rail agreement by 3 years
The agreement has been extended from January 19, 2016, to January 18, 2019, a statement issued by the Ministry of External Affairs said here today.

Workshop promotes Vietnam-India trade links
New Delhi (VNA) – Vietnam and India should focus on fully tapping economic cooperation potential, especially in electricity production, the steel industry, hi-technology, sea port construction, hotel development, traffic infrastructure and urban development, an Indian economic expert remarked.

India overtakes Thailand as world's largest rice exporter
Bangkok: India has overtaken Thailand as the world's largest rice exporter in 2015, shipping 10.23 million tonnes, a top Thai rice exporters body said today.

Vietnam lifts import restrictions on peanuts from India
Hanoi (VNA) - The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) has allowed importing peanuts from India, after a temporary suspension due to invasive pest concerns.

Vietnam attends third India-CLMV cooperation conference
New Delhi (VNA) – India’s Ministry of Commerce and Industry and the Confederation of India Industry held the third cooperation conference between India, and Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam (CLMV) in New Delhi from January 11-13.

India to be star performer; China to slow down in 2016: PwC
NEW DELHI: India will be a "star performer" among emerging market economies and is expected to clock 7.7 per cent growth in 2016, outshining China for the second consecutive year, a PwC report says.

Mercedes-Benz India records highest ever sales in 2015 with 13,502 units
The annual sales figures of the three German luxury brands — Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz — are being watched closely by the automobile industry at the beginning of every year. A confident Mercedes-Benz India released its sales figure of 13,502 vehicles, the best ever performance of the company in India. The Germany company also registered 32% year-on-year growth along with sales achievement.

Why Are So Many of the World’s Best Companies Run by Indians?
In the popular imagination, India is perhaps best known for its exports of curry, yoga, and Bollywood films. But another product is becoming a winner, too: chief executives of major multinational companies, including several based in the United States. The most recent to join this growing group is Indian-born Sundar Pichai, just named chief executive of Google after its reorganization. He joins Satya Nadella, the Indian-born head of Microsoft, who got the top job there last year; and chief executives of Indian origin have or continue to run major firms such as Citibank, MasterCard, and PepsiCo.

India for strengthening ties with Iran: PM Narendra Modi
NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said India attaches high importance to its relations with Iran and expressed keenness to further strengthen ties with it, including in the areas of trade, investment, oil and gas, connectivity and port development.

World Bank approves $1.5b to support clean India campaign
The World Bank has approved a $1.5 billion loan for the ambitious clean India campaign to support the government in its efforts to ensure all citizens in rural areas have access to improved sanitation and end the practice of open defecation by 2019.