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  • Labour hard to step up job-intensive exports Jun 04, 2021 08:54 AM IST

    Labour hard to step up job-intensive exports

    Removal of bottlenecks, factor market reforms and free trade pacts are key to boosting outbound shipments of employment-generating products

  • Amazon’s dodgy ways will not cut ice in India Feb 18, 2021 03:21 PM IST

    Amazon’s dodgy ways will not cut ice in India

    To use subterfuges to test the malleability of Indian law, is most likely to see Amazon lock horns with the Government of India, which has time and again stressed that the interest of the small trader will be protected

  • Cargo at major ports grows for the first time since COVID-19 struck Dec 10, 2020 08:38 AM IST

    Cargo at major ports grows for the first time since COVID-19 struck

    Cargo volumes at major ports grow in November after declining for eight months. Container traffic and commodities such as iron ore and coal drive the recovery

  • Breudher And Nutmeg | The Dutch East India Company’s lost recipe in Kerala Nov 28, 2020 08:23 AM IST

    Breudher And Nutmeg | The Dutch East India Company’s lost recipe in Kerala

    If it was pepper that got all eyes on India and its wealth of spices, nutmeg has yet another story to tell, one that can never be complete without the story of Breudher

  • How COVID-19 is shaping India-Africa ties Oct 03, 2020 08:50 AM IST

    How COVID-19 is shaping India-Africa ties

    COVID-19 will reshape Africa's ties with China and this would present India with yet another opportunity to build on the existing base of its partnership with Africa

  • India’s international development assistance programmes need revisiting Aug 03, 2020 03:11 PM IST

    India’s international development assistance programmes need revisiting

    Development cooperation has clearly become a significant aspect of Indian foreign policy discourse and strategic thinking. In the last two decades, lines of credits worth more than $25 billion have been provided to about 60 developing countries

  • India-EU talks — Mixing politics with trade Jul 22, 2020 08:25 AM IST

    India-EU talks — Mixing politics with trade

    Modi apprises European leadership of tension with China while rolling out welcome mat for investors 

  • India-EU Summit | COVID-19 and China likely to dominate talks Jul 13, 2020 09:35 AM IST

    India-EU Summit | COVID-19 and China likely to dominate talks

    The rift with the US, Chinese assertiveness, tensions with Russia and Brexit have pushed the EU to look for reliable partners — India, despite its limitations, can use its geopolitical and economic strengths to further develop ties

  • By turning the spotlight on Hong Kong, India can put global pressure on China Jul 10, 2020 11:13 AM IST

    By turning the spotlight on Hong Kong, India can put global pressure on China

    India’s Hong Kong move has been noticed the world over, and Indian policy makers should use this moment in global politics to put China on notice

  • Turbulence in Hong Kong could open a window of opportunity for India Jul 08, 2020 09:23 AM IST

    Turbulence in Hong Kong could open a window of opportunity for India

    India must grab this opportunity to become a successful ‘trade diversion’ market for rerouting trade from Hong Kong to the United Kingdom

  • As India picks a side against China, geopolitics changes forever Jun 30, 2020 03:10 PM IST

    As India picks a side against China, geopolitics changes forever

    As long as a dictatorial Chinese regime is in power, India cannot return to status quo ante. This is a new situation for the foreign policy establishment, but India has the confidence, flexibility and creativity to influence world affairs for the good of all

  • Emperor Xi reinvents Chinese Checkers: Only CPC wins Jun 30, 2020 12:04 PM IST

    Emperor Xi reinvents Chinese Checkers: Only CPC wins

    For too long, Delhi has been hesitant to impose costs for Beijing’s military adventurism, preferring instead to settle matters diplomatically. In doing so, India has failed to realise that while Xi Jinping’s China is irrational, it is not an entirely unpredictable actor

  • India has an opportunity as EU’s suspicions about China are growing Jun 30, 2020 10:39 AM IST

    India has an opportunity as EU’s suspicions about China are growing

    India must strengthen ties with EU as Europe is shifting its approach towards an assertive China

  • Before boycotting China, India needs to build better economic ties with other countries Jun 29, 2020 10:44 AM IST

    Before boycotting China, India needs to build better economic ties with other countries

    Boosting trade and investment opportunities with countries such as Taiwan could help in weaning India from its economic dependency on China

  • Trade becomes a hostage to Galwan stand-off Jun 29, 2020 09:13 AM IST

    Trade becomes a hostage to Galwan stand-off

    The sudden and surprise move to stall clearance of Chinese consignments at ports could boomerang on India’s economic rebuilding process

  • A hawkish opposition to Chinese imports is ill-founded Jun 26, 2020 10:53 AM IST

    A hawkish opposition to Chinese imports is ill-founded

    The impact of an India boycott on the Chinese economy is insignificant; while for India, such a boycott means a losing game

  • The case for a unique business identifier for Indian MSMEs Jun 26, 2020 10:17 AM IST

    The case for a unique business identifier for Indian MSMEs

    Solving the identity problem is necessary to enable a shift away from a survival mindset and towards a growth mindset

  • A trade war with China would hurt India more Jun 25, 2020 11:05 AM IST

    A trade war with China would hurt India more

    Given the size and nature of trade, waging a trade war against China by boycotting its goods to avenge a border dispute is an idea that would likely hurt Indian interests far more than Chinese

  • India-China border tension | A peek into China’s forceful brand of diplomacy Jun 24, 2020 09:51 AM IST

    India-China border tension | A peek into China’s forceful brand of diplomacy

    While China brags about a shared dream and prosperity, the spectre of rancour it puts on display threatens self-inflicting damage

  • Chart of the Day | How we fed the dragon Jun 24, 2020 09:25 AM IST

    Chart of the Day | How we fed the dragon

    China’s share in our total imports was at an all-time high in 2015-16

  • Trump’s visa ban | It's politics over economics Jun 24, 2020 08:19 AM IST

    Trump’s visa ban | It's politics over economics

    India, in all likelihood, will downplay this move of the Trump administration. It can only hope that the US will eventually take into account the long-term benefits of H-1B visa for its own competitiveness and technological superiority

  • Why a complete boycott of Chinese goods is not possible Jun 23, 2020 03:15 PM IST

    Why a complete boycott of Chinese goods is not possible

    Currently China’s presence in the Indian market is huge, and we cannot — at least for the moment — wish it away. What is required are structural reforms and appropriate policy interventions across sectors

  • India-China border tension | Beijing's power projection comes at a wrong time for China Jun 17, 2020 10:18 AM IST

    India-China border tension | Beijing's power projection comes at a wrong time for China

    China is staring at a multi-front crisis emanating from a global anti-Beijing regrouping, a resurgent India and its own unstable domestic affairs with a slowing economy and soaring unemployment

  • India must join hands with Central Asia for peace in Afghanistan Jun 15, 2020 12:24 PM IST

    India must join hands with Central Asia for peace in Afghanistan

    India will find more common ground with the CARs regarding Afghanistan than with any other country/group. This will also reduce Pakistan’s influence

  • Boycotts and joining global supply chains don’t go together Jun 15, 2020 10:34 AM IST

    Boycotts and joining global supply chains don’t go together

    India’s business leaders, enthused by the government’s decision to open up sectors stretching from coal mining to space to atomic energy, should simply go forward and invest.

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