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    Darjeeling unrest threatens tea shortage

    In the dozens of lush green plantations across the picturesque hill station, the June-August harvest season normally provides the bulk of the nearly eight million kilos of tea sold a year – most of which goes to Europe.

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    Qatar files complaint to WTO against blockading Gulf nations

    Qatar has filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization over an "illegal siege" imposed by its Gulf neighbors, the commerce ministry said Monday.

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    UAE-based Etihad loses $1.87B in 2016

    The Abu Dhabi-based airline's loss comes during a tough time for the Gulf's long-haul carriers, as a diplomatic crisis with Qatar upended regional air routes and Trump administration's travel ban on six majority Muslim.

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    Kazakhstan, China ink $160 million in agricultural agreements

    Kazakhstan and China signed $160 million in agreements July 11 during the Kazakh-Chinese Agriculture Investment Forum held as part of a two-day visit to the capital by Chinese Minister of Agriculture.

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    India's top court suspends ban on trade in cattle for slaughter

    India’s Supreme Court suspended on Tuesday a government ban on the trade of cattle for slaughter, a boost for the multi-billion dollar beef and leather industries mostly run by members of the Muslim minority.

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    Indian Oil plans to buy North American sour crude for the first time

    India's top refiner has issued its first tender to buy high-sulphur, or sour, crude from North America as it seeks to diversify imports, three trading sources said on Tuesday.

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    International businesses caught in Qatar crossfire

     International businesses are being caught in the crossfire of Qatar’s dispute with its Arab neighbours as it delays shipments, lengthens travel times and prompts contingency plans in case the crisis deepens.

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    Is There Still Hope For Higher Oil Prices? 

    Oil prices have cratered in recent weeks, dipping to their lowest levels in more than seven months and any sense of optimism has almost entirely disappeared. All signs point to a period of "lower for longer.

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    Saudi Arabia Deports 15,000 Qatari Camels

    After Saudi Arabia broke off relations with Qatar on June 5, Riyadh made clear it wanted nothing to do with its tiny Arab neighbor. Trade is cut off, planes headed to Qatar can’t fly through Saudi airspace.

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    India,Afghanistan start air freight corridor to bypass Pak

    An aircraft packed with 60 tons of Afghan plants with medicinal uses marked the opening of the first air cargo corridor between Afghanistan and India on Monday.

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    Qatar won't cut off gas to UAE despite diplomatic dispute: CEO

    Qatar will not cut off gas to the United Arab Emirates despite a diplomatic dispute and a "force majeure" clause in its contract, the chief executive of Qatar Petroleum told Al Jazeera network, two weeks.

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    Qatar's dispute with Arab states lifts oil prices, may affect Moody's credit rating

    Saudi Arabia and key allies on Monday cut ties with Qatar, the world's top seller of liquefied natural gas (LNG), accusing it of supporting extremism and sending shockwaves through the energy industry.

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    India’s annual growth slows to 7.1pc after controversial note ban

    India’s growth slowed to 7.1 per cent last year, according to official data released on Wednesday, weaker than analysts expected but still the fastest rate of growth of any major economy.

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    Rs 5.3 lakh crore in black money flowed out of India in 2007 – enough to link the country’s rivers

    About Rs 5.3 lakh crore (at the current exchange rate of Rs 64 a $) flowed out of India illegally in 2007, a government-commissioned report on black money has revealed. The amount is 5% less than.

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    Pak, China plan to upgrade vital railway link

    China and Pakistan have agreed to jointly modernize 1,600-kilometer vital railway link connecting southern and northern Pakistan as part of a move to push forward construction of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.

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    India’s cotton area to hit 3-year high as prices rally

    Cotton planting in India, the world’s biggest producer of the fibre, is likely to rise by 15 per cent in the 2017-18 marketing season to a three-year high as farmers switch away from other crops.

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    Pakistan, Japan sign $24m accord for energy project

    Pakistan and Japan signed here on Thursday a loan agreement amounting to $24 million for the implementation of the second phase of ‘Islamabad-Burhan Transmission Line Reinforcement’ project.

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    Turkey's Tourism Revenues Continue to Slide in Q1

    Turkey’s tourism revenue reached $3.4 billion in the first quarter of the year with a 17.1% year-on-year decrease, amid the continuing decline in the number of foreign arrivals.

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    First direct London-China train completes 12,000km-run

    The first freight train to link China directly to the UK arrived in the eastern Chinese city of Yiwu Saturday after covering over 12,000-kilometres (7,500 miles), making it the second-longest route in the world.

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    Russia, India eyeing to tap Pakistan gas market

    As Russia fears losing markets in the European Union (EU) because of the ongoing tussle with the United States (US) and European Union over the Ukraine issue, India is looking to capture Pakistan’s market.

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    Russia lifts visas for tourists from Iran, 17 others

    "We are proactively forming the modern infrastructure and creating special regimes in the Far East; the law on visits to the Vladivostok free port was approved in March," Medvedev said.

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    Trans-Caspian route may become alternative branch of Silk Road

    Chairman of the Board of the National Chamber of Entrepreneurs of Kazakhstan "Atameken" made the statement on the sidelines of the fifth meeting of the Turkic Business Council in Astana, Today.kz reported.

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    Trans-Asia rail linking India to Iran, Turkey gets on track

    A multi-nation conference on trans-Asia connectivity has opened in New Delhi to explore the possibility of a rail freight service connecting India with Iran and Turkey.

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    Qataris own more of London than the Queen

    The Telegraph said in a Friday report that Qatar has become one of the biggest landlords in the British capital over the past ten years, currently owning 24 million square feet of the city's prime real estate.

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