Amiti Sen

  • New price index to be delayed

    New price index to be delayed

    A revamped national consumer price index, designed to better reflect the effect of rising retail prices on consumers, is likely to get delayed as the data collection process for the rural component of the index is not yet in place.

    Will it be sweet November for WTO?

    Will it be sweet November for WTO?

    Trade ministers from key WTO countries will make yet another attempt in Geneva at the end of the month to push for a global trade deal.

    Indian drugs may get safe EU passage

    Indian drugs may get safe EU passage

    Pharma exports from India are likely to be promised safe passage by the European Union after India took up the issue following seizure of two consignments while in transit through the region.

    Poor farm harvest may crop GDP growth to 5.5% in FY10

    Poor farm harvest may crop GDP growth to 5.5% in FY10

    India’s economic growth in the ongoing fiscal could fall to 5.5% in the ‘worst-case scenario’ of a sharp decline in agriculture sector performance, the Planning Commission has projected.

    Sector-specific stimulus likely for exporters

    Sector-specific stimulus likely for exporters

    Commerce and industry minister Anand Sharma feels there are signs the worst may be over for India’s exports sector. Despite the improvement, the government is working on another stimulus package for exports.

    Egypt invites Indian cos to set up JVs

    Egypt invites Indian cos to set up JVs

    Egypt has invited India to build an ‘India industrial zone’ in the Suez development area for setting up joint ventures with Egyptian 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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