Amiti Sen

  • Annual extension likely for tax sops to EOUs, STPIs

    Annual extension likely for tax sops to EOUs, STPIs

    The government is looking at extending tax exemption on profits enjoyed by 100% export-oriented units (EOUs) and software & technology parks of India (STPIs) one year at a time, and may ignore a demand for a three-year extension.

    Arcandor's bankruptcy worries exporters

    Arcandor's bankruptcy worries exporters

    German retail giant Arcandor's application for bankruptcy last week has left Indian exporters, who supply to it, worried about their dues.

    Dealers oppose planned duty on tyres

    Dealers oppose planned duty on tyres

    Domestic tyre manufacturers, including Apollo, Birla, Ceat, Goodyear and MRF, are heading for a confrontation with their dealers by month end, when the government is expected to impose a special duty on import of passenger car tyres from China.

    Commerce ministry for scrapping FBT on exporters

    Commerce ministry for scrapping FBT on exporters

    Budget 2009 may bring cheer to global slowdown-hit Indian exporters as the commerce department tries hard to ensure the sector escapes the clutches of a tax it pays on non-salary benefits to staff.

    India gets kinder Asean duty cuts

    India gets kinder Asean duty cuts

    The Association of South East Asian Nations (Asean) has agreed to stick to the original plan of reducing duty once a year under the long-pending India-Asean free trade agreement (FTA) to be signed later this year.

    Govt clears the way for big SEZs

    Govt clears the way for big SEZs

    Government has decided not to apply an area limit of 5,000 hectares for special economic zones if two or more such zones are merged, clearing the way for big SEZs in the country.

    Commerce, industry likely to part ways

    Commerce, industry likely to part ways

    With senior politicians in the UPA regime scrambling for important portfolios, split in the commerce and industry ministry can also be looked at as a move to accommodate more

  • 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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