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Boosting exports: Beyond formalisation – reforming MSME financing – Financial Express


Financial Express

Boosting exports: Beyond formalisation – reforming MSME financing
Financial Express
My recent columns have been about India's Coastal Economic Zone (CEZ) policy, including comparisons with, and possible lessons from China. If we step back and consider India's recent export performance, the need for, and limits of, CEZ policy become ...

Stop rubber dumping; set import price, says industry – Business Line


Business Line

Stop rubber dumping; set import price, says industry
Business Line
Santhosh Kumar, Senior VP, Harrisons Malayalam Ltd, who participated in the meeting told Business Line that they have strongly argued for a minimum import price for rubber along the lines for pepper. The price of domestic rubber should not be less than ...

Govt to roll out export-oriented package for electronics manufacturers in June – Business Line


Govt to roll out export-oriented package for electronics manufacturers in June
Business Line
“When our manufacturers export electronics goods, they are allowed to re-import it for the purpose of repairs or service for only three years. The process to bring it back after three years is complex, so we are looking at increasing that. We are ...

Brent crude near $79 per barrel: Here’s how higher global oil prices will impact India – Zee Business


The Wire

Brent crude near $79 per barrel: Here's how higher global oil prices will impact India
Zee Business
Higher crude prices create challenges for India's current account balance, which imports 86% of its crude oil requirement (1.5 billion barrel annually). Crude oil and petroleum products make one-fourth of India's import bill (US$ 109 billion in FY18 ...
Oil price scare looms large once againBusiness Line
Global oil prices to stay firmFinancial Chronicle (press release) (blog)
With Surging Oil and a Nervous Rupee, Is India's Macro Magic Starting to Fade?The Wire

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Indian textile markets firming up, says SIMA – Moneycontrol.com


Moneycontrol.com

Indian textile markets firming up, says SIMA
Moneycontrol.com
The Indian Textiles and Clothing (T&C) industry has registered 5.37 percent export growth in 2017 as against 3.94 percent globally, despite the challenges of demonetisation and GST on the sector, Southern India Mills Association (SIMA) said here today.
Textile markets firming up, says SIMACovai Post Network

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Tit-For-Tat: India Proposes Up To 100% Import Duty On 20 American Items – Defence Aviation Post


Defence Aviation Post

Tit-For-Tat: India Proposes Up To 100% Import Duty On 20 American Items
Defence Aviation Post
India and the US are facing off at the WTO's dispute settlement mechanism over the imposition of import duties on steel and aluminum by the Trump administration on March 9 this year. The increased tariff has impacted around $1.5 billion worth of Indian ...
India warns of retaliatory action if US imposes duty on steel, aluminium; might increase tariffs on motorcycles ...Business Today
Find a way around a bullying US PrezThe Hans India
Last week in economy: India drags US to the WTO as e-tourist visa generates lucrative revenueQrius
SteelGuru -Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide
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Oil price surge will push India’s CAD up to 2.5 pc of GDP: SBI – The News Minute


The News Minute

Oil price surge will push India's CAD up to 2.5 pc of GDP: SBI
The News Minute
In an SBI Ecowrap report, titled "Oil on boil: It's time we understand oilnomics better", Chief Economist Soumya Kanti Ghosh argues that its estimate that a $10 per barrel (bbl) increase in oil price will increase India's import bill by around $8 ...
For every $10/bbl increase in oil price, import bill increases by $8bn: SBIUnited News of India

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Centre allows import of pulses despite farmers sitting on huge stocks – Business Standard


Business Standard

Centre allows import of pulses despite farmers sitting on huge stocks
Business Standard
Prime Minister Narendra Modi went to Mozambique in July 2016 when pulse prices in India went through the roof. He signed an MoU with the country to import tur and other pulses for three financial years starting from 2016-17 (100,000 tons), through 2017 ...

Goods exporters body seeks parity between domestic, export steel price – Business Standard


Business Standard

Goods exporters body seeks parity between domestic, export steel price
Business Standard
To bring a parity between the domestic and export prices of steel, the Engineering Export Promotion Council of India (EEPC India) has asked the Union government to consider several measures, including price parity in indigenous and exported steel and ...

Centre allows import of pulses, despite farmers sitting on a massive stock – Business Standard


Business Standard

Centre allows import of pulses, despite farmers sitting on a massive stock
Business Standard
During the crisis year, India signed an MoU to import 3.75 million quintal of pulses in 3 years from Mozambique. But farmers are now paying a price for this because the government allowed the import of 1.5 million quintals of tur dal last week. Farmers ...

Pepper exporters hope Centre will scrap minimum import price to boost trade – Economic Times


Economic Times

Pepper exporters hope Centre will scrap minimum import price to boost trade
Economic Times
Even after MIP was introduced in December last year, value-added pepper exporters, who import cheaper pepper for value addition and then export the commodity, had continued to import below the MIP by paying fines. But with the Centre banning imports ...

Sony to make more smartphones and televisions in India – Economic Times


Economic Times

Sony to make more smartphones and televisions in India
Economic Times
KOLKATA: Sony India, the local arm of Japan's leading consumer electronics maker, has decided to step up 'Make in India' for televisions and smartphones instead of relying largely on imports, as it did earlier, in view of the government's move to ...
Sony to escalate smartphones, TV manufacturing to drive Make in India programmeDevdiscourse

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100 Indian traders may take part in China’s first import-only fair in November – Economic Times


Economic Times

100 Indian traders may take part in China's first import-only fair in November
Economic Times
At a time when it is facing intense trade tensions with the US, China intends to reduce importexport gaps through the first of its kind import-only fair. “China wants to import more and has called all countries to export to it to show that it is using ...

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With Surging Oil and a Nervous Rupee, Is India’s Macro Magic Starting to Fade? – The Wire


The Wire

With Surging Oil and a Nervous Rupee, Is India's Macro Magic Starting to Fade?
The Wire
But with Brent crude oil hitting the $80-mark this week, a development that is expected to add another $50 billion to India's import bill, the Modi government needs permanent currency flows to cushion a potentially widening CAD. These currency flows ...
How the rise in crude oil price will affect Indian economyBusiness Today

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India fights back import tariffs, drags US to WTO – The New Indian Express


The New Indian Express

India fights back import tariffs, drags US to WTO
The New Indian Express
Earlier, the US filed a dispute against India on export incentives at WTO, alleging that these subsidies harm the US players by creating an uneven playing field. It also added India to a list of countries it is monitoring for possible currency ...
India drags US to WTOThe Hindu
India drags US to WTO over steel, aluminium tariffsLivemint
India mulls tariff hike on 20 US productsDaily Pioneer

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