The U.S. is trying to make nice in the global trade arena — or at least nicer. Washington is giving India greater access to the American consumer market by lifting the ban on its mangoes. In return, India's allowing Harley sales there.
India's economy is booming, but only 10% of its citizens have health insurance. That's prevented millions from seeking care, but now India's poor are discovering the benefits of micro-insurance — and so are the companies providing it.
An entrepreneur in Kabul says claims by the U.S. and Afghan governments that the country is ready for business investment are laughable — that crime and corruption there are still on par with the Wild West.
The U.S. wants India to change a law that bars foreign companies from selling directly to its consumers. Wal-Mart is halfway there, so the government is trying to help push the retail giant through the door.
More than 50 American defense and aerospace companies are at the Aero India show this week, showing off their flashiest aircraft. But the trip was a long way to go for not much payoff. Miranda Kennedy reports.
For the first time, the U.S. has flown in its big guns for India's air show. They want a slice of a market expected to generate as much as $30 billion in defense deals — not to mention India's booming commercial travel industry.