Amiti Sen

  • Commerce min to seek extension of export sops

    Commerce min to seek extension of export sops

    Exporters have argued that since the global market is still uncertain and it takes time to make inroads into new countries, there was a strong case for continuation of the incentives.

    Team packs bag for FTA talks in Bali now

    Team packs bag for FTA talks in Bali now

    The proposed FTA between India and the ASEAN, which is expected to result in increased opportunities for Indian professionals, is set to get a push at a senior officials meeting in Bali at the end of the month.

    Plan panel may allocate more for JNNURM

    Plan panel may allocate more for JNNURM

    The Planning Commission could consider giving more funds for the UPA’s flagship urban development programme Jawahar Lal Nehru Urban Renewal Mission if the scheme is able to improve utilisation.

    SEZs will get to sell power outside zones

    SEZs will get to sell power outside zones

    The government will allow power projects located in special economic zones (SEZs) to sell electricity to units outside the zones, including in other SEZs, without seeking a distribution licence from state electricity boards.

    US moves WTO on textile export sops

    US moves WTO on textile export sops

    The US has asked the WTO to examine whether India still qualifies for concessions which allow it to give export subsidies to the textiles and clothing sector.

  • 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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