Kirtika Suneja

Special Correspondent, ETI cover commerce and industry, and macroeconomy for The Economic Times with a focus on international trade and its impact on India. Identifying interesting trends in the beats I cover, be it for sharp news stories or long format features, especially when they have linkages with other industries, is something that interests me. As a business news journalist, I have covered various other sectors as well including IT, business education, environment and revenue. I started my career with Business Standard and went on to work with The Financial Express and Cogencis. I can be reached at kirtika.suneja@timesgroup.com and tweet from @KirtikaSunejaET.
  • Manufacturing activity shrinks again in May, PMI at 30.8

    Manufacturing activity shrinks again in May, PMI at 30.8

    Demand was subdued despite both input and output prices declining for a second straight month, signaling easing in overall inflation, which would give the central bank room to ease policy further. The RBI has already taken a series of aggressive policy actions, including a cumulative rate cut of 115 basis points, since the lockdown was imposed on March 25.

    India for TRIPs flexibility to ensure drugs’ access

    India for TRIPs flexibility to ensure drugs’ access

    India called for effective use of flexibilities inherent in the Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPs) to ensure access to essential medicines, treatments and vaccines to all at affordable prices, especially in the context of the Covid-19.

    Government frees exports of Paracetamol APIs

    Government frees exports of Paracetamol APIs

    The Directorate General of Foreign Trade amended the export policy for Paracetamol APIs to remove the restriction making its export “free with immediate effect. DGFT had restricted the exports of 26 bulk drugs and their formulations on March 3 to ensure there is no shortage of drugs in India but had freed 24 of them in April.

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