Amiti Sen

  • JNNURM needs private help as state funding dries up

    JNNURM needs private help as state funding dries up

    The UPA government’s flagship programme Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) may have to depend on private funds as the government may find it difficult to spare more resources.

    India seeks demand list from Asean nations

    India seeks demand list from Asean nations

    India has taken the first concrete step towards concluding a deal with the Asean for liberalising trade in services, sending a request list to all Asean members pointing out where exactly the country wants greater access.

    Mid-term review of Plan to audit UPA schemes

    Mid-term review of Plan to audit UPA schemes

    The UPA government is set to turn the mid-term appraisal (MTA) of the Eleventh Plan into a stocktaking of all its programmes rather than a document detailing the flow of funds into various schemes.

    No big-bang debut for India-Asean FTA as members go slow

    No big-bang debut for India-Asean FTA as members go slow

    Sparks may be missing when the India-Asean free trade agreement (FTA) gets implemented on New Year’s day. Malaysia is the lone country in the ten-member Asean group which has got the agreement ratified so far.

    Three developers seek to exit SEZs

    Three developers seek to exit SEZs

    Three large notified special economic zones or SEZs have requested the govt to allow them to abandon their projects, suggesting that the slowdown has taken a toll on the investments in these model enclaves.

    Bumps in road funding to be eased

    Bumps in road funding to be eased

    The government is exploring ways to improve flow of funds to developers executing road projects by making funding of such projects attractive for financial institutions, including insurance companies.

    Drug seizure: Govt to drag EU to WTO

    Drug seizure: Govt to drag EU to WTO

    India is preparing to file a case against the European Union at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) for “wrongful” seizure of high quality Indian drugs.

  • 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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