Amiti Sen

  • India & US protest farm subsidy breach

    India & US protest farm subsidy breach

    India, the US and some other countries have protested growing instances of countries doling out higher levels of farm subsidies than agreed upon under the WTO brokered multilateral trading agreement, putting pressure on errant countries to lower these trade distorting sops.

    Unchecked foreign investment in border areas raises concern

    Unchecked foreign investment in border areas raises concern

    The home ministry has sought tighter rules to stop foreigners from operating in sensitive border areas by acquiring stakes in Indian companies, skirting the restrictions imposed on overseas investment in these regions.

    Contract worker status tops labour meet agenda

    Contract worker status tops labour meet agenda

    The proposed changes in legislation to treat the country’s 130 million contract workers on a par with regular employees will top the agenda of the Indian Labour Conference.

    Centre keen on cotton exports despite industry protests

    Centre keen on cotton exports despite industry protests

    Despite an outcry from the garment exporters, the government is keen on allowing excess cotton to be exported from the country before the US cotton hits the international market in January and brings prices down.

    Services gains seen in pact with Malaysia

    Services gains seen in pact with Malaysia

    The India-Malaysia trade pact scheduled to be in place next year will help India gain substantially in services, especially in IT, health, education and telecom.

  • 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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