Amiti Sen

  • India-EU trade pact firmed up

    India-EU trade pact firmed up

    The high-level trade group between India and the European Commission, which is examining the feasibility of a comprehensive economic cooperation agreement, will meet in Brussels on Monday to give final touches to its report.

    Indo-Gulf free trade plan hits a petrochem block

    Indo-Gulf free trade plan hits a petrochem block

    The proposed free trade agreement (FTA) between India and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) has hit a roadblock with the Indian industry, especially the petrochemical sector, opposing the agreement.

    India cites data to push farm subsidy cuts

    India cites data to push farm subsidy cuts

    India has struck back at the US which has been defending its farm subsidies with its claim that agriculture tariffs are more harmful for poor nations.

    200 SEZs may get clearance in Oct

    200 SEZs may get clearance in Oct

    The Board of Approval (BoA) for special economic zones (SEZs) will hold a series of meetings next month to take up all the pending proposals which were held in suspension prior to the lifting of the cap on numbers.

    US hardens stance on farm tariff

    US hardens stance on farm tariff

    Progress in the stalled World Trade Organisation (WTO) talks seem to have become more difficult with the US hardening its stand on agriculture subsidies.

    G-20 makes a  last-ditch effort to revive WTO talks

    G-20 makes a last-ditch effort to revive WTO talks

    In the first effort to restart World Trade Organisation negotiations after talks were suspended in July this year, trade ministers from key member countries including India, Brazil, the EU and the US will meet in Brazil later this month to discuss tricky agriculture issues.

    Maharashtra, Andhra lead the zone race

    Maharashtra, Andhra lead the zone race

    Ninety-two of the 150 SEZs formally okayed by the Board of Approval are located in Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.

  • 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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