Amiti Sen

  • Labour, finance ministries differ over PF withdrawals

    Labour, finance ministries differ over PF withdrawals

    The labour ministry has opposed the finance ministry’s suggestion that there should be checks on early withdrawals from the employees provident fund accounts, as it sought to defend the right of subscribers to use their own money.

    Cotton export cap review on Friday

    Cotton export cap review on Friday

    The government will consider raising the cap on cotton exports from 5.5 million bales in a meeting of secretaries on Friday.

    Government mulls more sops for textile exports

    Government mulls more sops for textile exports

    The govt is considering more export sops for the textile industry, especially readymade garment producers who are still struggling to regain their foothold in the demand-hit traditional markets of the US and the EU.

    No holes in EPFO accounting: CAG

    No holes in EPFO accounting: CAG

    The country's top auditor has not found any discrepancy in the accounts of the employees provident fund organisation, validating the fund's decision to pay higher interest to subscribers in the current fiscal.

  • Amiti Sen

    We’ve got Visa power!

    India and Pakistan have once again proved to all skeptics that when they talk business, they mean business! The signing of the new bilateral visa agreement replacing the restrictive 37 year old pact is yet...

    Amiti Sen

    Chinese Checkers

    It may not be easy for Indians to love the Chinese. But it is impossible to hate them. Yes, they do flood us with cheap products ranging from diyas and crackers to chemicals, metals, electronics...

    Amiti Sen

    Economics scores over mindless patriotism

    If Pakistan needed to show proof of its sincerity in wanting closer economic ties with  India, it has indeed done so. It finally walked the talk this week with its Federal Cabinet agreeing to put...

    Amiti Sen

    Economics scores over mindless patriotism

    If Pakistan needed to show proof of its sincerity in wanting closer economic ties with  India, it has indeed done so. It finally walked the talk this week with its Federal Cabinet agreeing to put...

    Amiti Sen

    India-EU FTA–not a lost cause

    The Indian media is full of stories on how the India-EU free trade agreement will not be signed during the India-EU summit in New Delhi on Friday.  I wonder what made people think that the...

    Amiti Sen

    India-Pakistan’s MFN roller-coaster

    When the Pakistani Cabinet decided on November 2 to allow grant of most favoured nation or MFN status to India that would result in removal of import restrictions, the media, as expected, went to town...

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