Stories written by Ravi Kanth Devarakonda

TRADE: “Poor Countries Have Already Given Enough in Doha Round”

South Africa has expressed sharp concern over concerted attempts by leading industrialised countries, particularly the U.S. and the European Union (EU), to extract onerous commitments from developing countries as a condition to concluding the stalled Doha Round trade negotiations.

Charles Gore holding a sample of Raj Rajendran

AFRICA: Cautionary Notes Sounded as South-South Trade Booms

An Indian textile engineer and entrepreneur called Raj Rajendran visited Rwanda in 1999. He was tasked to close down an unviable textile factory following the civil war. But he discovered propitious agro-climatic conditions, particularly volcanic soil -- ideal for the rearing of silk worms to produce raw silk.

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