Amiti Sen

  • Finmin firm on taxing SEZ units

    Finmin firm on taxing SEZ units

    Units in SEZs continue to be haunted by the implication of section 10 AA (7) of the Income-Tax Act which could prevent them from enjoying a complete tax exemption on profits.

    Currency fluctuations put exporters in a spot

    Currency fluctuations put exporters in a spot

    As there is a time lag of a few months between booking of orders and delivery of goods exporters say they do not know how much to price their goods. Smart investor

    WTO talks unlikely to move ahead as deadlock continues

    WTO talks unlikely to move ahead as deadlock continues

    World Trade Organization (WTO) director general Pascal Lamy’s meeting with US trade representative Susan Schwab last week on restarting multilateral trade negotiations appears to have yielded no positive result.

    Services spilling out of SEZs may get tax sops

    Services spilling out of SEZs may get tax sops

    The government has decided to extend service tax exemption to developers and SEZ units for authorised services rendered not just within the zones but outside as well.

    Ensure cheap credit to textile cos, Nath to PM

    Ensure cheap credit to textile cos, Nath to PM

    The commerce department has taken up cudgels on behalf of the textile industry to secure availability of cheap credit for the sector beyond the end of next month.

  • 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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