India and Japan have signed a sweeping deal to boost their trade relations and speed up negotiations for a civilian nuclear energy agreement, The Associated Press says. The agreement marks the conclusion of several years of talks on a possible economic partnership between the two Asian countries. The deal is expected to create new business opportunities and promote an increase in trade flows between India and Japan, the news agency says.

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      As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.