Amiti Sen

  • Farmers can expect more with strong Mamata presence now

    Farmers can expect more with strong Mamata presence now

    With a prominent presence of firebrand farmers rights activist Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress in the UPA government, the issue of land acquisition and rehabilitation of displaced farmers is expected to take centre stage.

    Commerce babus just can't wait to revive work

    Commerce babus just can't wait to revive work

    Though the last word on Kamal Nath retaining his commerce and industry portfolio is still to be heard, it seems that the bureaucracy has got down to business.

    'Divestment doesn't mean losing control'

    'Divestment doesn't mean losing control'

    Former commerce & industry minister Kamal Nath, who managed yet again to retain his Lok Sabha seat, is full of ideas for the new government.

    April exports dip 33% to $10.7 billion

    April exports dip 33% to $10.7 billion

    The new financial year started on a dismal note for the country’s foreign trade with quick estimates for exports in April showing a drop of 33% to $10.7 billion and little hope of a recovery until September.

    India to thwart attempt by MNCs to get generics tagged spurious by WHO

    India to thwart attempt by MNCs to get generics tagged spurious by WHO

    With multinational pharmaceutical companies approaching the WHO once again to formulate guidelines which would put generic versions of patented drugs in the same bracket as unsafe and ineffective drugs, India has geared up to protect its generic industry.

    EU whines against Andhra Pradesh’s tax hangover

    EU whines against Andhra Pradesh’s tax hangover

    The European Union (EU) has lodged a fresh complaint at the World Trade Organization (WTO) against the ‘discriminatory’ taxes on imported liquor levied by some Indian states.

    Indo-US bilateral investment talks on hold

    Indo-US bilateral investment talks on hold

    The election process in the US and India seems to have put discussions on the bilateral investment treaty (BIT) - a pact to ease investment laws between the two countries - on the backburner.

    Funds dry, but SEZs magnetic as ever

    Funds dry, but SEZs magnetic as ever

    Investments into special economic zones (SEZs) fell by a quarter to Rs 37,000 crore in 2008-09, according to commerce ministry data.

  • 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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