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  • Exclusive| Government mulls new national policy to bring down logistics cost by 5% Dec 22, 2020 03:37 PM IST

    Exclusive| Government mulls new national policy to bring down logistics cost by 5%

    The government is also working on a National Logistics Efficiency and Advancement Predictability and Safety Act and this law tends to define various participants of the logistics space and create a light regulatory ecosystem.

  • It's a made-in-China holiday season for cooped-up Americans Dec 15, 2020 10:47 PM IST

    It's a made-in-China holiday season for cooped-up Americans

    But despite Trump’s restrictions on Chinese goods, including tariffs on more than $360 billion worth of its imports, there is little sign that global supply chains are returning to the United States.

  • 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

  • ‘Unholy alliance’ between banks and e-commerce firms to destroy indigenous businesses, CAIT writes to Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman Nov 30, 2020 01:31 PM IST

    ‘Unholy alliance’ between banks and e-commerce firms to destroy indigenous businesses, CAIT writes to Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

    CAIT termed the joint workings of e-commerce companies like Amazon and Flipkart with banks as an ‘unholy nexus’ and ‘cartelisation of banks’.

  • 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

  • Trade, transport and tourism plunge 15.6% from 47% as GDP sees recovery Nov 27, 2020 07:51 PM IST

    Trade, transport and tourism plunge 15.6% from 47% as GDP sees recovery

    According to the NSO data released on Friday, the gross value added (GVA) from trade, hotel, transport, communication & services related to broadcasting fell by 15.6 percent at constant prices in July - September quarter year-on-year against a 7 percent year-on-year decline in the overall real GVA for the second quarter.

  • NSE IFSC gets CFTC exemption for derivatives trade Nov 25, 2020 03:15 PM IST

    NSE IFSC gets CFTC exemption for derivatives trade

    The CFTC exemption enables NSE IFSC members to trade in derivatives for the US clients, NSE said in a statement.

  • India seeks compensation for lost market as end of Brexit transition period approaches Nov 24, 2020 06:15 PM IST

    India seeks compensation for lost market as end of Brexit transition period approaches

    A number of countries expressed their concerns about the uncertainty over an EU-UK trade deal at the recent market access committee meeting at the WTO. The Brexit transition deadline is December 31.

  • Explained | All you need to know about PLI scheme Nov 12, 2020 06:00 PM IST

    Explained | All you need to know about PLI scheme

    The government in March made 53 bulk drugs eligible for a PLI worth Rs 6,940 crore. The scheme is expected to benefit up to 136 manufacturing units, generating incremental sales of Rs 46,400 crore and significant additional employment generation over the next eight years.

  • New US president may change transactional nature of Indo-US trade Nov 05, 2020 12:48 PM IST

    New US president may change transactional nature of Indo-US trade

    The final nail in the coffin of India-US relations came after the US decided to scrap India's benefits under the Generalised System of Preferences (GSP) scheme.

  • Onion stock limit | Centre says states may give traders three-day buffer Oct 30, 2020 10:28 AM IST

    Onion stock limit | Centre says states may give traders three-day buffer

    Onion traders, on their part, said the move would not benefit them and demanded at least 15 days to meet the Centre’s limit.

  • Exclusive | Govt stands defiant, rules out rollback of digital tax Oct 23, 2020 05:54 PM IST

    Exclusive | Govt stands defiant, rules out rollback of digital tax

    Following India's levy, the US decided to start an investigation under Section 301 of the Trade Act, 1974, into the digital services taxes that have been adopted or were being considered by a number of countries, including India, to 'unfairly' target American tech companies.

  • India opposes WTO’s binding commitments for faster trade clearances: Report Oct 23, 2020 11:04 AM IST

    India opposes WTO’s binding commitments for faster trade clearances: Report

    This comes after Brazil, Columbia, Japan and the United States argued for speed because “trade is a critical channel for getting essential products to those in need"

  • Exclusive | Government may initially limit new export incentive scheme to 3 sectors Oct 21, 2020 03:07 PM IST

    Exclusive | Government may initially limit new export incentive scheme to 3 sectors

    The sectors for which the rates would be fixed initially might be automobiles, readymade garments, and iron and steel. The newly applicable reimbursements will kick in starting January 2021 under a new scheme.

  • India invites the UK to explore business opportunities in Northeast India Oct 20, 2020 11:40 AM IST

    India invites the UK to explore business opportunities in Northeast India

    Singh said India and the UK can form a “mutually rewarding” relationship due to “intricately woven bonds” that make collaboration and joint pursuits easier

  • ‘Aatmanirbharta’ over export-orientation is ‘akin to killing the goose that lays the golden egg’: Arvind Subramanian Oct 14, 2020 05:07 PM IST

    ‘Aatmanirbharta’ over export-orientation is ‘akin to killing the goose that lays the golden egg’: Arvind Subramanian

    In a research paper, former CEA argues that the Indian domestic market is still quite small, and is likely to remain so over the medium-term, since domestic demand will be weighed down by heavy debts across the economic horizon—in firms, households, and the government.

  • Making for the world: India allows export of N95, FFP2 masks Oct 07, 2020 10:40 AM IST

    Making for the world: India allows export of N95, FFP2 masks

    Industries and Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal said this will spur economic growth and employment while helping the world battle COVID-19

  • Explained | How did a dealer at IIFL operate 'front run' trades worth crores? Oct 05, 2020 10:51 PM IST

    Explained | How did a dealer at IIFL operate 'front run' trades worth crores?

    In this edition of the Explained series, Moneycontrol's Shraddha Sharma explains what front running trades are.

  • 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

  • Exclusive | Government looks at extending PLIs to more sectors, streamline host of laws to attract further investment Sep 25, 2020 12:52 PM IST

    Exclusive | Government looks at extending PLIs to more sectors, streamline host of laws to attract further investment

    Some of the sectors that the government is considering to extend PLIs to include specialised pharmaceutical product makers, textile units, food processing plants, solar panel makers, and automobile components manufacturing.

  • Initial India-US trade deal unlikely before November, may include full restoration of GSP benefits Sep 24, 2020 01:41 PM IST

    Initial India-US trade deal unlikely before November, may include full restoration of GSP benefits

    US has been wanting lower duties for its apples, pecan nuts, walnuts, almonds and soya bean. India is keen to get market access for its mangoes, pomegranates and grapes

  • Government notifies higher minimum local content requirement for Class-I and Class-II local suppliers Sep 18, 2020 06:20 PM IST

    Government notifies higher minimum local content requirement for Class-I and Class-II local suppliers

    As per the order, entities of countries which do not allow Indian companies to participate in their government procurement for any item, would not be allowed to participate in government procurement in India for all items related to that nodal ministry or department, except for the list of items published by the ministry or department permitting their participation

  • India, ASEAN trade ministers call for starting discussions to determine FTA review scope Aug 31, 2020 12:07 PM IST

    India, ASEAN trade ministers call for starting discussions to determine FTA review scope

    The issue was discussed during the 17th ASEAN-India Economic Ministers Consultations meet held virtually on August 29

  • Donald Trump says US could 'decouple' and not do business with China Aug 23, 2020 09:51 AM IST

    Donald Trump says US could 'decouple' and not do business with China

    US President Donald Trump entered into a high-stakes trade war with China before reaching a partial Phase 1 trade deal in January. However, he has since shut the door on Phase 2 negotiations citing Beijing's handling of the pandemic.

  • China extends anti-dumping tariff on Indian fibre optic product Aug 13, 2020 07:55 AM IST

    China extends anti-dumping tariff on Indian fibre optic product

    China previously slapped an anti-dumping tariff on the same Indian product for five years until mid-August of 2019 and then had a review of the case.

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