Amiti Sen

  • Egypt offers special zone to India Inc

    Egypt offers special zone to India Inc

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

    PM looks to fast-track Asean talks

    PM looks to fast-track Asean talks

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is likely to ask the ten-member Asean grouping to speed up bilateral negotiations on opening up markets in services and investments during the East-Asia Summit and the India-Asean Summit in Bangkok this week.

    Commerce dept to bat for sops in tax code

    Commerce dept to bat for sops in tax code

    The commerce department has decided to ask the finance ministry that the proposed direct taxes code retain the tax benefits available to the units located in special economic zones (SEZs).

    Commerce min meets SEZs prior to tax talks with MoF

    Commerce min meets SEZs prior to tax talks with MoF

    The commerce department is holding consultations with SEZ developers and units on the proposed direct tax code drafted by the revenue department in order to recommend suitable changes to the finance ministry.

    US pulls up China over subsidy notification

    US pulls up China over subsidy notification

    The United States has pulled up China for its continued failure to notify subsidies given by sub-central or local governments as required by the World Trade Organisation (WTO).

    Duty on chemicals may pinch pockets

    Duty on chemicals may pinch pockets

    Prices of a variety of goods, such as automotive tyres and tubes, motor vehicle parts, outdoor furniture, surgical gloves and footwear, could go up if the government goes ahead with a proposal to levy anti-dumping duties on rubber chemicals from China and Korea.

  • 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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