Amiti Sen

  • Faster tax refunds for SEZs soon

    Faster tax refunds for SEZs soon

    The commerce department has taken up the issue of tax refunds for SEZ developers with the finance ministry and is pressing for quick implementation of an earlier decision by the empowered group of ministers (EGoM).

    Temping duty: Safeguard levy to fight cheap imports

    Temping duty: Safeguard levy to fight cheap imports

    The government is examining a plan to impose safeguard, or temporary, Customs duties to help sectors such as steel and chemicals fight a surge of cheap imports, notably from China

    RBI told to push core status for SEZs

    RBI told to push core status for SEZs

    The Union government is pressing the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to reclassify special economic zones (SEZs) and give them infrastructure status.

    WTO meet to begin next week

    WTO meet to begin next week

    A marathon meeting of senior trade officials of key members of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) will begin in Geneva early next week.

    NHB may help construct more roofs for aam aadmi

    NHB may help construct more roofs for aam aadmi

    In yet another move to provide more funds to cash-strapped housing finance companies (HFCs), the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is looking at augmenting the resources of the National Housing Bank.

    India, EU pact may be delayed

    India, EU pact may be delayed

    There is likely to be a delay in the bilateral trade and investment agreement between India and the European Union (EU), which was slated for finalisation by the end of this year.

  • 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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