NEW DELHI - India is pressing ahead with talks to join a China-led free trade pact, officials said on Thursday, despite some domestic producers' concerns that the country could be flooded with cheaper Chinese imports. Negotiators for the 16-nation Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) are in the Thai capital Bangkok this week for talks aimed at finalizing the giant free trade zone by the end of the year. Trade Minister Piyush Goyal will join Indian delegates on the weekend for direct talks with his counterparts from China, Japan, Australia, New Zealand and Singapore. India will be looking for safeguards to be built into the proposed pact to prevent a sudden surge in imports, the trade ministry said in a statement. Goyal has been holding talks to allay fears of a flood of Chinese imports if New Delhi joins the agreement, the ministry said. "The focus and emphasis of the meetings chaired by the Commerce and Industry Minister was on putting in place appropriate safeguards … [Read more...] about India pursues China-led trade deal despite domestic opposition
It takes hard work and dedication to graduate at the top of your high school class — whether you end up in the top 10 among 90 classmates or the top 35 among 350. Today we salute the hundreds of students who accomplished that rank in St. Paul and other east metro schools. This annual project invites schools to send us a list of their “Top Graduates,” however they define them. Some schools designate the traditional valedictorian and salutatorian, others define a Top 10, and some recognize a long list of students who have achieved honors status. Our 2019 compilation shows students headed to colleges from coast to coast — from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, to the University of California Berkeley. As college majors, STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) is strong. Some 80 students featured will major in a bioscience field; another 80 in an engineering discipline; three dozen in computer science. Other graduates are joining the U.S. military or … [Read more...] about Top graduates 2019: When their hard work meets the future
Neha Gupta's College Shortcuts helps kids and parents navigate the paperwork and stress of college admissions. Stephanie Schomer Published 8:00 am CDT, Thursday, April 18, 2019 Photo: Courtesy Of Neha Gupta Photo: Courtesy Of Neha Gupta Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Courtesy Of Neha Gupta This Founder Built a National Business By Helping Kids Get Into College 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Getting into college is something worth celebrating -- but the process of getting into college is nothing short of excruciating. In 2007, Neha Gupta was a recent college graduate, and the memory of applying to schools was still fresh: It was a confusing experience that sparked arguments … [Read more...] about This Founder Built a National Business By Helping Kids Get Into College
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Style Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Style | He Built, Then Nearly Broke, a Successful Beauty Start-Up. Can It Go on Without Him? Advertisement Supported by Brandon Truaxe, the creator of Deciem, died in January after a tumultuous 2018. The company is still recovering. ByJonah Engel Bromwich April 17, 2019 Nicola Kilner, the chief executive of the skin-care company Deciem, has a joke about last year. If you didn’t get fired in 2018, she says, “then you didn’t really live 2018 at Deciem.” Ms. Kilner was fired twiceHe died in January of this year, His death left Ms. Kilner at the top of a company that is projected to sell $300 million worth of products this year. She is working to stay faithful to Mr. Truaxe’s vision. She considers him a genius, but she also wants to integrate new values into the company’s … [Read more...] about He Built, Then Nearly Broke, a Successful Beauty Start-Up. Can It Go on Without Him?
MUMBAI (Reuters) - Indian steel firms are putting pressure on the nation’s government to impose higher duties on imports as trade disputes and a global economic slowdown divert surplus Asian steel stocks to India, industry executives and government sources said. FILE PHOTO: A worker observes an electric furnace inside a steel factory on the outskirts of Jammu February 12, 2018. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta/File photo Local Indian producers are suffering from the double whammy of a rise in cheap imports and low domestic steel prices, which threatens to wipeout the healthy profits made in the past couple of years. The steel companies have approached the federal ministry multiple times over the past few months, alleging China, Japan, South Korea and Vietnam are dumping various grades of low-cost steel into the Indian market and stealing market share as a result, three government sources said. India’s top four steelmakers - JSW Steel Ltd, Tata Steel Ltd, state-owned Steel … [Read more...] about Exclusive: Indian steel firms seek higher duties on steel imports…