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Far and Wide | March 2024 (I)

This week’s headline features a story from Asia; Cambodia and India are nearing the launch of cross-border QR services, a move aimed at further boosting economic ties, facilitating trade and investment and benefiting tourists.

Europe: Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal urges European nations to deepen economic engagement with India for reduced production costs and access to a growing market.
North America: Samsung Electronics today announced its partnership with TELUS and Amazon Web Services (AWS) to create North America's first virtual roaming gateway, enabling greater reliability and faster speeds for customers travelling abroad.

South America: Recently launched, the Atlas of Pesticides shows that Brazil tops the list of countries that import and consume the most agrochemicals in the world: There are more than 3,000 registered agrochemicals, 49% of which are considered highly dangerous to health.

Asia: The agreement between Cambodia and India, aims to establish a collaborative framework which will enable the parties to explore and discuss various technical, commercial and operational aspects to develop digital connectivity and interoperability.
Australia: Australia will be an ‘Innovation Partner Country’ for Umagine 2024 hosted by the Tamil Nadu government’s Information Technology and Digital Services Department.
Africa: Jindal Steel & Power's $2 billion iron ore project in Melmoth, South Africa, faces a setback as the environmental application is rejected. The company aims to appeal the decision, emphasizing the importance of environmental impact assessments in mining projects. Amid the energy transition, South Africa's mining industry seeks innovative solutions to address challenges and seize opportunities for a sustainable future. Read Now!