Amiti Sen

  • Essar's Hazira SEZ under eGoM lens

    Essar's Hazira SEZ under eGoM lens

    The alleged flouting of special economic zone (SEZ) rules by Essar’s Hazira SEZ will come under the lens of the empowered Group of Ministers (eGoM) on SEZs at a meeting next week.

    India, China FTA prospects appear bleak

    India, China FTA prospects appear bleak

    India, which is keen on closer ties with its influential neighbour, is expected to be firm on its stand of not entering into an FTA.

    India, Asean take another shot to break FTA logjam

    India, Asean take another shot to break FTA logjam

    Away from the glare of the media in the Capital, officials from Asean countries and India have got together in Bhopal to put life back into the bilateral free trade negotiations that had collapsed last year following differences over reduction commitments for key agriculture products.

    India to push for easier norms for exports to EU

    India to push for easier norms for exports to EU

    Restrictions on ayurvedic medicines, extremely low maximum residue limit on agri-products and registration problems faced by poultry and egg suppliers are high on India’s agenda.

    SEZ cap waiver not before 2 years

    SEZ cap waiver not before 2 years

    SEZ developers, including Reliance, Omaxe and DLF, waiting for a favourable decision on removing the 5,000 hectares ceiling on multi-product SEZs, may have a long wait.

    China may ask PM for FTA on his Beijing visit

    China may ask PM for FTA on his Beijing visit

    China is expected to step up pressure on India to negotiate a bilateral free trade agreement (FTA) during Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s visit to Beijing later this month.

    Indo-Russian trade to get  Zubkov boost

    Indo-Russian trade to get Zubkov boost

    Renewed efforts by India and Russia to intensify bilateral trade will get a further push when Russian Prime Minister Viktor Zubkov comes calling on New Delhi in February.

    Liquor SAD gets breather

    Liquor SAD gets breather

    The pressure on India to do away with the special additional duty (SAD) on imported wines and spirits has lessened, albeit, temporarily.

  • 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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