Amiti Sen

  • EU demand against Doha spirit: India

    EU demand against Doha spirit: India

    The EU statement urging India to be ready to open its markets further for industrial goods in return for a deal in agriculture at the World Trade Organization (WTO) has not been received well by India.

    US farm bill sows seeds of discontent

    US farm bill sows seeds of discontent

    The Proposed US farm bill 2007, has not gone down well with the G-20 group of developing countries in agriculture which includes India, Brazil, China, Argentina and Egypt. In a representation to the General Council of the World Trade Organisation.

    Hurdles galore on road to FTA with Asean

    Hurdles galore on road to FTA with Asean

    While the government’s decision to reduce import duty on palm oil could be interpreted as India’s signal to the Asean about its seriousness to sign the proposed free trade agreement (FTA) in July.

    Lanka CEPA may get final shape on 29th

    Lanka CEPA may get final shape on 29th

    Indian doctors, nurses, teachers, engineers, IT experts and other professionals may soon be able to go to Sri Lanka for better career opportunities.

    Indian spices complete Doha dish: Lamy

    Indian spices complete Doha dish: Lamy

    World Trade Organization (WTO) director-general (D-G) Pascal Lamy has said that India appeared determined to make the ongoing Doha round of the WTO a success.

    SEZ benefits too many to lose 'site' of

    SEZ benefits too many to lose 'site' of

    While there is no question about the urgent need to address the concerns of the farming community, the government has to ensure that the baby doesn’t get thrown out with the bathwater.

    Special zones become torchbearers of growth

    Special zones become torchbearers of growth

    SEZs, in the news for land issues and projected revenue drains, has managed to attract investment of a whopping Rs 11,900 crore in the last eleven months since the SEZ rules were notified.

  • 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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