“Progress is impossible without change and those who cannot change their minds, cannot change anything.”

East Asia’s growth is faster than the rest of the world

Growth in developing East Asia and Pacific is outpacing the rest of the world, but the region will likely see slower growth in 2024 amid headwinds in China and broader policy uncertainty, according to the World Bank.  “It is a region that is still outperforming the rest of the world, but it is underachieving relative […]

“Dubai will never settle for anything less than first place.”

Regional strife boosts Dubai role as Gulf hub

Longer transit times due to disruptions in the Red Sea are a major issue for all traders in the Middle East region, but reshipments through Dubai appear to be growing as a result, says Hani Ayloush of Fruit Line Trading It’s been a tumultuous few months in the Middle East, with Israel’s war on Gaza […]

“The best way to predict the future is to create it.”

India to create $9bn mega port near Mumbai

The Indian government has approved the development of a new deep-water port, Vadhavan, on the country’s western coast. Located about 150 kms from Mumbai, Vadhavan is part of a strategic initiative to establish sea and rail links connecting India with Europe through the Middle East. The port’s construction, with an estimated cost of approximately $9.14bn, will […]

“Opportunities don’t happen. You create them.”

South Africa allows Indian mango imports

South Africa has granted permission to import various Indian mango varieties, such as Alfonso, Totapuri, and Kesar, following extensive regulatory scrutiny. This move aims to diversify South Africa’s fruit offerings and cater to the demand from Indian expat communities in neighboring countries. At the ‘Bharat Mango Utsav 2024’ event in Johannesburg, Simmi Unnikrishnan, Assistant General […]

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