Amiti Sen

  • Kamal Nath seeks incentives for exporters

    Kamal Nath seeks incentives for exporters

    The string of sops provided by the finance ministry for exporters has failed to impress the commerce department which has urged the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) to ensure that a note on export incentives, pending with the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA), is taken up as soon as possible.

    More support for India's Trips stand

    More support for India's Trips stand

    While earlier it was supported by just seven developing countries including Brazil and China, its support base got widened with the least developed countries (LDCs) deciding to support their cause at the world trade organisation (WTO).

    Govt weighs tea cos safety net funding

    Govt weighs tea cos safety net funding

    The government is examining the tea industry’s demand of bearing part of the expenses on social security for plantation workers which the industry has to mandatorily provide for under the Plantations Labour Act enacted in 195.

    No export obligation burden on SEZs

    No export obligation burden on SEZs

    There is good news in store for SEZ units. The government is likely to put on hold its plan of placing an export obligation on units operating in SEZs.

    US, India fail to break Doha deadlock

    US, India fail to break Doha deadlock

    While the high-level meeting could not arrive at a consensus on key issues holding up the talks, the bilateral meeting signifies that the two sides acknowledge the need to reach an agreement on certain issues bilaterally to expedite the negotiations.

  • 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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