Amiti Sen

  • Leather industry buckles up for a long fight

    Leather industry buckles up for a long fight

    The Indian leather industry is on the prowl. With global leader China grappling with rising labour costs, India is fighting to grab a greater share of the global market.

    Putin visit may strengthen trade ties

    Putin visit may strengthen trade ties

    Economic relations between India and Russia is all set to reach a new high in February ’07 when Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin visits India.

    India takes exception to World Bank report

    India takes exception to World Bank report

    The World Bank has said that ongoing efforts to feed the world’s hungry could be undermined if the multilateral negotiations on liberalising agriculture trade lead to too much flexibility through categories such as special products and sensitive products.

    Home ministry gets more time to clear SEZ plans

    Home ministry gets more time to clear SEZ plans

    The home ministry will now have more time to carry out security verification of special economic zone (SEZ) proposals before they are taken up for clearance by the board of approval (BoA).

    Non-EU nations eye trade pact with India

    Non-EU nations eye trade pact with India

    Swiss chocolates, Norwegian salmons, Icelandic cod liver oil and many more such exotic items may soon become part of your daily shopping list.

  • 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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