January 19, 2010
This collection of 33 articles by academics drawn mostly from the southern States and a few from northern and eastern States, seeks to review “the characteristics of SEZs [Special Economic Zo...
January 12, 2010
The Doha round of World Trade Organization (WTO) talks could come to a deal by the end of 2011, the European Union’s designated trade commissioner said on Tuesday, stressing that he was &ldq...
December 23, 2009
The World Trade Organisation’s seventh ministerial meeting held earlier this month at Geneva ended without anything substantial to show. But then the meeting was not meant to be “a subs...
December 17, 2009
Beginning of the 2000s carried huge expectations around indirect tax reforms in India, reminisces Pratik Jain, Executive Director, Indirect Tax & Regulatory Services, KPMG India, Gurgaon. &ldqu...
November 18, 2009
In the joint statement, US and China pledged closer cooperation on trade, military ties, counter-terrorism, North Korea, Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan, and a host of other issues
November 14, 2009
The United States announced on Saturday it will join a trans-Pacific free-trade area, giving a major boost to a proposal to expand it and signalling that Washington will resist prote...
November 1, 2009
Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, who is in Riyadh to participate in a meeting of the Indo-Saudi Arabia joint commission, called on Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz on Satur...
October 28, 2009
India today asked its South Asian neighbours to increase intra-regional trade as a cushion against slowdown in exports to the US and European markets.Addressing the South Asia Free Trade Ar...
October 26, 2009
Stating that the U.S. was excited and committed to improve economic relationship with India, U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Ron Kirk on Monday urged the Indian Government to improve climat...
October 21, 2009
The widespread optimism about the possible signing of the India-European Union (EU) Free Trade Agreement (FTA) sometime in 2010 fails to take into account the many thorny issues that remain to be r...
January 16, 2010
Uruguay, one of Latin America’s smaller countries, located between Argentina and Brazil, presents a “wonderful, little explored opportunity for Indian businessmen”. While releasi...
January 6, 2010
Acknowledging that it cannot afford to rest on the goodwill earned because of the support extended to the decolonisation of Southern Africa, particularly Zambia, India this week embarked on...
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December 19, 2009
Till recently the trade on this route was a big success story. But the past few weeks have seen a significant slump, as it went down to a little over Rs.1.5 crore from a whopping Rs. 8 crore at on...
November 22, 2009
The Centre should act as a coordinator to bring uniformity in entertainment tax rates, currently varying between 30 per cent and 40 per cent across the country, for growth of the entertainme...
November 14, 2009
United States President Barack Obama on Saturday announced America’s participation in the evolving Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and declared that Washington “does not seek to...
November 3, 2009
The Left Democratic Front (LDF) government in the State is politicising the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between India and the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN), Defence Minister...
October 29, 2009
Leader of Opposition Oommen Chandy has challenged Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan and the Left Democratic Front to prove their allegations on the existence of a negative list in connection with...
October 28, 2009
If the Centre failed Kerala on its promises on free trade agreement, neighbouring Tamil Nadu gave a different challenge. The Chief Minister said that on the Mullaperiyar issue, his Tamil Nadu counterpart M. Karunanidhi, and Opposition Leader J. Jayalalithaa were trying to prove who was the true leader of Tamil people. He said they wanted water at the cost of lakhs of Keralites lives. »
October 23, 2009
Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy has sought the Prime Minister’s sanction to prosecute Union Communications Minister A. Raja in the wake of CBI raids on Sanchar Bhavan offices to inv...
October 14, 2009
Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma has met US Trade Representative Ron Kirk and discussed ways of increasing bilateral commercial engagements through an institutional framework.On T...