Amiti Sen

  • India's health cover for poor attracts world

    India's health cover for poor attracts world

    India’s ambitious public health insurance scheme covering 19 million poor families is now going global, after the World Bank recommended it for the rest of the world.

    Contract labour law: Convincing workers, employers key

    Contract labour law: Convincing workers, employers key

    While worker groups have sought complete abolition of contract labour, the employers maintain that giving privileges to contract labour could act as a disincentive and force them to go for increased mechanisation.

    Reduce customs duty on rubber: Commerce dept

    Reduce customs duty on rubber: Commerce dept

    The commerce department has suggested a reduction in customs levy on natural rubber to address the flawed import duty structure where an input is taxed at a higher rate than the final product, in this case tyres.

    India inks rider-free trade pact with Japan

    India inks rider-free trade pact with Japan

    India has clinched a bilateral trade pact with Japan without taking on iron clad commitments on opening government purchases to foreign companies.

  • 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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