Monologue March 2018 issue


This is the first time India has hosted the Global Entrepreneurship Summit. It is a symbol of the strengthened friendship between our two peoples, and the growing economic and security partnership between our two nations. As President Trump said earlier this year: India has a true friend in the White House.

Ivanka Trump

Advisor to US President
Speaking at the inaugral session of the GES


Source: US Department of State


It is particularly rare when we talk about size of India. I understand that in a cricket-loving nation hitting a century is a very important milestone.

Kristalina Georgieva

World Bank CEO
On India’s 100th rank in Ease of Doing Business ranking


Source: World Bank


Our demand of food is set to double over the next five years. Being (the) six largest food and grocery market in the world, India is a destination that merits global attention in the food sector.

Harsimrat Kaur Badal

Union Cabinet Minister of Food Processing
On FDI in the food processing sector


Source: IAN


Putting the TPP 11 into effect will not only give us an open and free trans-Pacific trade system, but it will also act as a strong message to the US to return to the trade pact.

Kazuyoshi Umemoto

Japan’s lead TPP negotiator
On the TPP and US


Source: Nikkei Asian Review


As President, I am committed to achieving a fair, free, and reciprocal trading relationship. We seek equal and reliable access for American exports to Japan’s markets in order to eliminate our chronic trade imbalances and deficits with Japan.

Donald Trump

US President
On trade with Japan


Source: White House


A trade surplus that is too large has a negative impact on Chinese people’s enjoyment of national wealth. Only by reducing the trade surplus can Chinese people feel a greater sense of gratification.

Fu Ziying


Chinese Ministry of Commerce Vice Minister
On reducing China’s enormous trade surplus

Source: Reuters

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