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As sanctions ease, foreign investment to pour billions of dollars into Iran
In terms of greenfield investments, Iran was ranked 12th of 14 between 2003 and 2015 with a 1.6 per cent market share. This year, the Islamic Republic jumped to third place, behind the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia with an 11 per cent share. Jobs and capital spending are also up. South Korea and Germany are the main investors.
Bangladesh needs rice
According to army Chief General Moeen U Ahmed the country is facing a real crisis as a result of higher rice prices. Half a million tonnes are needed right away, but donor countries have responded with scepticism, urging the Bangladesh government to use its foreign currency reserves to buy wheat.
New Delhi says yes to low-cost food for 800 million people
The government is set to launch a food security programme that would provide 5-kg of grain per person per month at fixed prices, as part of its Food Security Bill. However, many view the plan as "dangerous" for India's budget, a concern that has delayed the bill's approval by parliament.
20/07/2005 JAPAN NORTH KOREA
Tokyo to demand total nuclear power ban on Pyongyang
Government sources say Japan will ask for a total freeze on North Korea's nuclear energy programme during six-nation talks.
30/09/2005 middle east
Foreign investments grow 51 per cent in Mideast
India: Government opens up the retail market to direct foreign investment
The upper house (Raja Sabha) has approved the historic economic reform, with a majority of 123 votes against 109. Support of the 'minor' parties essential. Hindu nationalist party defeated. The opening to foreign capital should restart the country's growth.
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