Amiti Sen

  • India, EU group calls for all-sector liberalisation

    India, EU group calls for all-sector liberalisation

    India and the European Union should liberalise all segments of services trade, including movement of professionals, the high-level trade group (HLTG) set up for the proposed India-EU trade and investment agreement has said.

    Asean negative list covers only 80% products: India

    Asean negative list covers only 80% products: India

    India has expressed dissatisfaction with Asean’s negative list of items (products to be excluded from duty reduction commitments) and has asked for amendments in order to enhance market access for Indian products.

    India, EU may finalise trade pact next week

    India, EU may finalise trade pact next week

    India and the European Union are all set to sign a bilateral trade and investment promotion agreement to liberalise trade in goods, services and investment far quicker than expected.

    Delay in Asean CECA triggers concern here

    Delay in Asean CECA triggers concern here

    The Asean countries, currently negotiating a comprehensive economic co-operation agreement (CECA) with India, do not seem to be enthused by India’s fresh offers.

    Ministry to hold talks on legal sector reform

    Ministry to hold talks on legal sector reform

    The commerce ministry, which is keen on opening up the legal services sector to foreign law firms and is facing opposition, has decided to catch the bull by its horn.

    Indian exporters to list out Bimstec non-tariff barriers

    Indian exporters to list out Bimstec non-tariff barriers

    The commerce and industry ministry has sought inputs from the industry for identifying non-tariff barriers (NTBs) that exporters face in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Thailand (Bimstec) countries.

    Singapore pushes for higher Temasek stake in ICICI Bank

    Singapore pushes for higher Temasek stake in ICICI Bank

    Singapore has urged India to take a relook at its decision of not allowing Temasek Holdings - the company which owns and manages the Singapore government’s direct investments-to increase its stake in ICICI Bank.

    SEZ number may be capped if tax sops continue

    SEZ number may be capped if tax sops continue

    The commerce ministry is open to capping the number of IT special economic zones (SEZs), provided the finance ministry is willing to continue the tax sops given to Software Technology Parks of India (STPIs) beyond ’09.

  • 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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