Amiti Sen

  • Asean jittery on services pact, fears Indian deluge

    Asean jittery on services pact, fears Indian deluge

    New Delhi feels the Association of South East Asian Nations (Asean) is getting panic attacks in the midst of trade talks aimed at opening up its services segment to players from India.

    Finmin plans to tax goods sold in SEZs

    Finmin plans to tax goods sold in SEZs

    The move aims to check diversion of goods to the domestic market without payment of duty, the revenue department of the ministry said.

    Unhappy with DTC, commerce dept mulls new rules for SEZs

    Unhappy with DTC, commerce dept mulls new rules for SEZs

    Unhappy with the new DTC bill, the commerce department will propose a fresh set of rules for taxing special economic zones, a move that will cheer investors worried over a sharp drop in tax benefits in the new regime.

    No special sops for large SEZs: MoF

    No special sops for large SEZs: MoF

    The revenue department has shot down a proposal seeking tax concessions to large SEZs for building infrastructure to ensure contiguity where water-bodies, roads or railway lines pass through them.

    India may sign trade agreement with SA

    India may sign trade agreement with SA

    India may enter into a comprehensive trade and investment agreement with South Africa to bolster bilateral trade that has grown strongly despite the global slowdown.

    SEZ sops may continue till 2014

    SEZ sops may continue till 2014

    The direct taxes code (DTC) approved by the Cabinet gives a reprieve to special economic zones till 2014 from the proposed regime.

    India to push for early opening up of services sector with Asean

    India to push for early opening up of services sector with Asean

    Commerce minister Anand Sharma will urge his Asean counterparts to speed up the process of opening up services to Indian firms when he meets them in Vietnam next week at a two-day meeting of the trade ministers of the 10-member grouping.

  • 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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