India Mulls Building More Coal-Fired Power Plants

Reuters reported on Tuesday that major Indian firms are interested in building at least ten gigawatts of coal-fired power generation over the next decade, expanding some existing plants and reviving projects that stalled out when coal power fell into environmentalist disfavor.

FILE - In this Nov. 28, 2019, file photo, smoke and steam rise from a coal processing plan

India Blocks China-Backed World Trade Organization Investment Deals

India and South Africa on Wednesday blocked the passage of a major investment agreement at the World Trade Organization (WTO) conference in Abu Dhabi, potentially scuttling hundreds of billions of dollars in investments — many of them slated for developing countries of the “Global South,” which India frequently claims to champion.

Chinese President Xi Jinping is seen during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) L