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Why are China and India still burning so much coal?

Jul 31, 2023
A new report from the International Energy Agency shows global demand for coal reached a record level in 2022 — and it’s not likely to go down any time soon.
Countries like India and China rely on coal for two big reasons: It’s usually cheap and available, said Sanya Carley, a professor of energy policy at the University of Pennsylvania.
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India's ban on certain rice exports sends some U.S. consumers scrambling to find it on store shelves

Jul 28, 2023
The Indian government recently decided to ban exports of non-basmati varieties.
The Indian Government said it banned some rice exports to tackle inflation that had been driving rice prices way up for Indian consumers.
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As Amazon turns 25, it keeps sights set on India

Jul 4, 2019
As Amazon turns 25, a look the relationship with one of its biggest target markets: India.
Employees of Amazon India scan packages at Amazon's newly launched fulfilment center on the outskirts of Bangalore.  (Photo: MANJUNATH KIRAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Pompeo to visit India during a brewing U.S.-India trade war

Jun 21, 2019
The U.S. trade war with China has grabbed the most headlines, but the Trump administration’s relationship with another key economic partner, India, is also growing rockier.
From left, then-U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pose with Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj and Indian Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in New Delhi in 2018. Pompeo visits India next week.

India hits back at U.S. over steel tariffs

Jun 17, 2019
India hit the U.S. with some retaliatory tariffs of its own, a response to U.S. steel and aluminium penalties levied on many countries.
An Indian worker unpacks steel coils unloaded from an Indian Railways train at a new private freight terminal in Sachana village near Viramgam, some 50 kms from Ahmedabad on January 27, 2016.

Will India be Trump's next trade war target?

Jun 4, 2019
Following tariffs on China and Mexico, India's change in trading status change makes it look like a multi-front trade war.
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Inside India's "rotten" education system

May 21, 2019
India is one of the world’s fastest-growing economies, but a lack of funding and a shortage of school capacity means the country’s education system doesn’t work for the tens of millions of students trying to get through it each year.
MUMBAI, INDIA - APRIL 10: School children attending virtual Class at Prabhadevi Municipal Secondary School, on April 10, 2018 in Mumbai, India. (Photo by Pratik Chorge/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
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Why women hold the key to India's prosperity

May 21, 2019
India’s rapid growth has not yet encouraged more women to look for jobs. According to the World Bank, India has one of the lowest female labor participation rates in the world. Less than a third of women 15 years and older are working or actively looking for a job. The non profit Kamalini is on […]
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The Indian schools where failure isn't an option

May 20, 2019
Fierce competition for university spots has led to an increase in "cram schools."
Abhair (L) sits with fellow pupils at a cram school just outside Delhi.
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Meet the workers powering India’s labor market

May 14, 2019
Here are some of the millions of informal workers who hold the key to India's jobs market.
An Indian vendor roasts peanuts at a roadside stall in Amritsar in 2018.
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