All stories by Subhayan Chakraborty
India Inc's biz sentiment has recovered: CII surveyRediff.com21 Sep 2020
It bounced back from the historic low of 41 recorded in the April-June quarter, during the initial days of the pandemic and lockdown.
More bad news for India's manufacturing sectorRediff.com17 Sep 2020
Exim Bank pointed out that recent performance of the manufacturing sector in India is indicative of an underlying inertia.
Govt's plan to enter e-retail still in limboRediff.com15 Sep 2020
The background work of creating a suitable digital architecture of a website also remains unfinished as it has been a challenge to shortlist technology partners.
Changes in export policy can help India become $5 trillion economyRediff.com27 Aug 2020
Created over the past 12-15 months, Niti's new Export Preparedness Index flagged the major intra-and inter-regional disparities in export infrastructure, problems in trade support and lack of unique exports as the main challenges hampering export growth.
More bad news: Core sector output shrinks for 4th monthRediff.com1 Aug 2020
Infra segment, refinery product impacted the most, even as contraction narrows in latest month.
Experts caution govt on trade deals with USRediff.com29 Jul 2020
Existing trade deals, especially the 2009 pact with the Asean bloc, have been panned by the Centre for not boosting exports but flooding the domestic market with cheap imports. Subsequently, New Delhi has called for reviewing FTAs with Japan and South Korea. Going by that, a trade deal with the US is unlikely to be beneficial, say experts.
What does India export the most to China?Rediff.com14 Jul 2020
Though the government has been pushing for exports of high-value manufactured goods across major markets in place of raw materials and input goods, India's top exports to China remain in the raw materials category.
Govt likely to fast-track import restrictions on 371 Chinese goodsRediff.com30 Jun 2020
The government has been gearing up to place tighter restrictions on the import of 371 items - ranging from toys and plastic goods to sports items, and furniture worth $127 billion.
What US companies want from India: Stable policyRediff.com27 Jun 2020
Embargo on imports from a neighbouring country would send a chilling signal to foreign investors who look for transparency and companies with manufacturing units in India had requested the government to publish any change in port policy "to provide the business community with the visibility they need to function", says United States-India Strategic Partnership Forum.
Indian exporters feel the heat of India-China tensionRediff.com26 Jun 2020
The FIEO on Thursday reiterated that the Customs authorities at several ports in India had ordered a sudden examination of Chinese consignments without any official word from the government, and this may have led to the Chinese retribution.
How real is Modi govt's concern for MSMEs?Rediff.com17 Jun 2020
While the Narendra Modi government has stuck to its stand that pending payment is Rs 12,343 crore, MSMEs calim outstanding amount is Rs 2-3 trillion. Moreover, MSME ministry's SAMADHAN portal has been of little help.
Thanks to shutdown, April's factory output falls 55%Rediff.com13 Jun 2020
The government clarified that the majority of industrial establishments had reported nil production, and cautioned that the numbers should not be compared with those of previous months. "It is not appropriate to compare the IIP of April 2020 with that of earlier months, and users may like to observe the changes in the IIP in the following months," said the ministry of statistics & programme implementation.
Why Cayman Islands is a big headache for taxmen in IndiaRediff.com1 Jun 2020
Equity inflows worth $3.7 billion came from the sunny Caribbean jurisdiction in 2019-20, a 267 per cent increase from the $1 billion registered in 2018-19 making it India's 10th largest source of FDI.
In Noida's mega industrial zone, even essential businesses struggle to openRediff.com10 Apr 2020
Up to 95 per cent of units in the Noida-Greater Noida mega industrial zone are currently shut.
Millions of job at stake, apparel exporters hit panic buttonRediff.com4 Apr 2020
Even as the industrial cycle has ground to a halt during the 21-day lockdown, the industry has been hit hard by foreign orders from major clients in the US and Europe being cancelled. Also, a sudden lack of labour has crippled the sector because of a mass exodus of workers from industrial units to the hinterland.
Coronavirus: India Inc's 5-point wishlist for ModiRediff.com24 Mar 2020
Business leaders, among others, ask govt to let go of fiscal target, seek stimulus, and direct cash transfer.
Have traders lost faith in Modi government?Rediff.com2 Mar 2020
CAIT has attributed its displeasure to the economic downturn, and indifferent attitude of ministers/officials towards domestic trade.
Coronavirus: India mulls imposing duties on Chinese importsRediff.com1 Mar 2020
The issue is set to be discussed early next week as the commerce department meets with industry bodies to discuss the widening supply gap for key imports.
India to go slow on trade deal with USRediff.com27 Feb 2020
Trump had said a comprehensive trade agreement with India would take much longer to finalise than earlier expected.
12 urgent ways to decriminalise business offencesRediff.com10 Feb 2020
Covering 37 different legislations such as the Partnership Act of 1932, Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, and laws on environmental protection, consumer protection and labour interests, the recommendations have been shared with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.