Amiti Sen

  • States get 60-day deadline to clear SEZ proposals

    States get 60-day deadline to clear SEZ proposals

    The Centre has warned state governments that if pending state approvals for proposed SEZ projects are not granted within 60 days, the proposals would be taken off the list of cases to be considered by the board of approvals (BoA) for SEZs.

    BoArd not to be SEiZed of basics

    BoArd not to be SEiZed of basics

    In a move that would expedite setting up and operationalisation of special economic zones (SEZ), the government has decided to allow developers to carry out a number of operations including building of roads and boundary walls as soon as the zones are notified without seeking the permission of the board of approvals (BoA) on SEZs.

    More room likely for FDI in refineries

    More room likely for FDI in refineries

    Foreign investment in the petroleum sector is getting a dose of liberalisation when the FDI guidelines are revised next month.

    Govt to sow more FDI in agri sector

    Govt to sow more FDI in agri sector

    It is considering steps like providing access to foreign funds through external commercial borrowings (ECBs), facilitating diversification and new projects by exempting the sector from the stringent Press Note 1 rules and expanding the list of farm activities where FDI is allowed directly.

    Tata SEZ may get go-ahead tomorrow

    Tata SEZ may get go-ahead tomorrow

    Tata’s proposed multi-product special economic zone (SEZ) in Gopalpur is finally set to get the green signal from the government.

    Law min to decide fate of Essar SEZ

    Law min to decide fate of Essar SEZ

    The decision on a possible derecognition of domestic steel major Essar’s SEZ in Hazira for flouting SEZ rules might finally vest in the hands of the law ministry.

  • 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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