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  • COVID-19 impact: RBI announces measures to support foreign trade May 22, 2020 05:14 PM IST

    COVID-19 impact: RBI announces measures to support foreign trade

    RBI said deepening of the contraction in global activity and trade, accentuated by the outbreak of COVID-19 and its rapid spread, has crippled external demand. This has impacted India’s exports and imports both of which have contracted sharply in recent months

  • Coronavirus lockdown | Government working on new scheme to attract foreign investment May 07, 2020 04:44 PM IST

    Coronavirus lockdown | Government working on new scheme to attract foreign investment

    The government is working on having a more liberalised FDI regime, in order to tackle the economic fallout of Covid-19 pandemic

  • Macro Matters | Protectionism is not the only reason for the slowdown in global trade May 17, 2019 08:06 AM IST

    Macro Matters | Protectionism is not the only reason for the slowdown in global trade

    Resolution of the current trade disputes may not be enough to change the trend in global trade.

  • India allows petcoke import for use as feedstock in some industries Aug 17, 2018 03:50 PM IST

    India allows petcoke import for use as feedstock in some industries

    Usage of petcoke, a dirtier alternative to coal, in the energy hungry country has come under scrutiny due to rising pollution levels in major cities.

  • Foreign Trade Policy: Govt gives Rs 8,500 crore additional benefit to exporters Dec 05, 2017 08:40 PM IST

    Foreign Trade Policy: Govt gives Rs 8,500 crore additional benefit to exporters

    The incentive came as a part of the mid term review of India’s Foreign Trade Policy (FTP) 2015-2020.

  • Commerce Ministry starts review of foreign trade policy: Nirmala Jan 11, 2017 07:54 PM IST

    Commerce Ministry starts review of foreign trade policy: Nirmala

    Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the foreign trade policy (FTP) is in the process of a review.

  • China's Aug data, India inflation are economic events this week Sep 12, 2016 07:50 AM IST

    China's Aug data, India inflation are economic events this week

    August exports and imports are expected to remain in contractionary territory after tanking an annual 6.8 and 19 percent, respectively, in the previous month. Analysts at Moody's estimate the August trade deficit at USD 7.1 billion, a slight narrowing from July's USD 7.76 billion deficit.

  • SEZ, foreign trade acts to be made GST-compliant Aug 19, 2016 07:30 PM IST

    SEZ, foreign trade acts to be made GST-compliant

    The Centre will tweak SEZ and foreign trade legislations to make them compliant with the proposed Goods and Services Tax (GST) which would form the backbone of indirect tax reforms in the country soon, an official said.

  • Scheme to promote apparel exports from September 1 Aug 12, 2016 07:38 AM IST

    Scheme to promote apparel exports from September 1

    The 'Special Advance Authorisation Scheme' will come into effect from September 1.

  • CommMin to discuss ways to boost exports on Nov 6 Nov 05, 2015 10:42 AM IST

    CommMin to discuss ways to boost exports on Nov 6

    The meeting of the Consultative Committee of the Ministry of Commerce will be chaired by Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. The Director General of Foreign Trade will give a presentation on the foreign trade policy to the committee, which comprises 11 Members of Lok Sabha, and seven Members of Rajya Sabha.

  • Ease of doing Biz: Com Min starts online payment facility Jul 09, 2015 02:48 PM IST

    Ease of doing Biz: Com Min starts online payment facility

    The move is aimed at improving ease of doing business for exporters and importers. Commerce Secretary Rita Teaotia said that the step will help in exporters and importers in terms of facilitating the country's trade and reducing their transactions cost.

  • Gold monestisation scheme: How to make it work Jul 04, 2015 02:55 PM IST

    Gold monestisation scheme: How to make it work

    In an interview with CNBC-TV18, Soumya Kanti Ghosh, Chief Economic Advisor at State Bank of India (SBI) says gold monetisation can work only if incentives are given to banks.

  • Comm Min plans to release new Foreign Trade Policy on Apr 1 Mar 26, 2015 10:21 PM IST

    Comm Min plans to release new Foreign Trade Policy on Apr 1

    The new policy will be effective for five years.

  • Senate confirms Indian-American for key admin post Mar 15, 2014 02:54 PM IST

    Senate confirms Indian-American for key admin post

    In this role, Arun M Kumar will lead the agency's efforts to assist and advocate for US companies in international markets.

  • India is Dubai's top trade partner Mar 10, 2014 03:37 PM IST

    India is Dubai's top trade partner

    China comes second with a value of USD 36.7 billion accounting for around 10 percent, while the US is third with USD 23.4 billions, a 6 percent share, followed by Saudi Arabia and the UK respectively with USD 23 billion and USD 15.2 billion.

  • World risks era of slow growth, high unemployment: OECD Feb 21, 2014 08:54 AM IST

    World risks era of slow growth, high unemployment: OECD

    In its 2014 study on "Going for Growth", The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development said momentum on reforms had slowed in the aftermath of the global financial crisis, with much of it now piecemeal and incremental.

  • China December export growth slows, rosier 2014 seen Jan 10, 2014 11:08 AM IST

    China December export growth slows, rosier 2014 seen

    But the outlook for 2014 is expected to be brighter as global demand picks up, giving more wiggle room for Chinese leaders to push through reforms to balance the world's second-largest economy.

  • India to achieve USD 500bn exports target by 2014 Jun 08, 2012 01:44 PM IST

    India to achieve USD 500bn exports target by 2014

    Helped by market diversification and incentives announced in the foreign trade policy, India is likely to achieve the export target of USD 500 billion by 2013-14.

  • Exports pick up in April but growth very slow May 10, 2012 09:32 PM IST

    Exports pick up in April but growth very slow

    India's exports picked up in April after falling in March but only grew 3.2% from a year earlier.

  • Cotton prices to stay under pressure despite India curbs Mar 06, 2012 08:02 AM IST

    Cotton prices to stay under pressure despite India curbs

    Global cotton prices are likely to remain under pressure even after India banned exports, a senior Australian farm official said on Tuesday, as more production comes on stream from other producing countries.

  • Is the booming Indian export industry a farce? Oct 26, 2011 12:33 PM IST

    Is the booming Indian export industry a farce?

    A recent study by Kotak Securities has raised serious questions about the export boost India seems to be enjoying. That’s the key issue Karan Thapar discusses with his eminent panel on the latest episode of CNBC-TV18’s India Tonight.

  • Japan, India sign free trade pact Feb 16, 2011 01:30 PM IST

    Japan, India sign free trade pact

    Japan and India signed a free trade pact on Wednesday under which the hi-tech nation and the South Asian giant pledged to scrap tariffs on 94 per cent of goods within a decade.

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