Amiti Sen

  • BoA for SEZs may meet twice a month

    BoA for SEZs may meet twice a month

    In a bid to fast-track approvals for setting up units in special economic zones (SEZs), the government has decided to put in place a mechanism for time-bound clearance of pending approvals.

    Asean goods in bag, India targets services

    Asean goods in bag, India targets services

    India is pushing Asean to conclude negotiations on liberalising services and investment by December after signing a trade pact for goods with the 10-country south-east Asian bloc last Thursday.

    EU fumes over India's tax high

    EU fumes over India's tax high

    India’s spat with EU and over the ‘high’ local taxes imposed by certain Indian states on imported liquor may turn ugly with the two sides finding it difficult to settle the issue through mutual consultations.

    Developing nations demand bio-piracy protection in Trips

    Developing nations demand bio-piracy protection in Trips

    India and eight other developing countries continue to be at loggerheads with the US over the issue of amending the Trips agreement-the international pact on intellectual property protection-to include rules on checking bio-piracy.

    Commerce min for core tag for all loans to SEZs

    Commerce min for core tag for all loans to SEZs

    The commerce department has urged the RBI to treat all bank loans to developers of special economic zones as infrastructure financing, eligible for a lower interest rate.

    China owns up Nigerian fake drugs cargo

    China owns up Nigerian fake drugs cargo

    China has promised action against its pharmaceutical companies involved in shipping fake drugs to Nigeria with ‘Made in India’ labels.

    China owns up Nigerian fake drugs cargo

    China owns up Nigerian fake drugs cargo

    China has promised to take action against its pharmaceutical companies involved in the shipping of fake drugs to Nigeria with `made in India’ labels.

    US team to push for easy investment laws

    US team to push for easy investment laws

    A team from Washington will visit New Delhi next week to discuss liberalisation of investment laws that had taken a back seat due to elections in both the countries.

  • 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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