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Indian finance ministry officer appointed to UN tax committee among 24 other global experts

Finance ministry joint secretary Rasmi R Das will be serving in the UN committee that guides countries towards forward-looking tax policies adapted to globalised trade.
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Liquor duty to dairy — What we can expect in the India-EU trade negotiations

Most Indian ministries do not have much expertise on international trade, so they oppose every proposal of reduction of tariff. We need lateral entry of experts.

Hope nations ‘respect market rules’: China on India, Australia, Japan supply chain initiative

China's remarks came after the trade ministers of India, Japan & Australia virtually launched SCRI that seeks to enhance the resilience of supply chains in the Indo-Pacific region
The Jawaharlal Nehru Port in Mumbai | Representational image

Is India a colony of China? The answer from trade data is rude

In episode 716 of ‘Cut the Clutter’, Shekhar Gupta explains why India's trade relationship with China is disadvantageous and colonial.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur/ThePrint

Has India become China’s colony? Seems like, going by what we import and what we export

Figures between 2014-15 and 2019-20 show that export of low-value raw materials & import of high-value manufactured goods characterised India's trade with China.

Suez Canal blocked as massive cargo ship runs aground in Egypt, causes pileup of 100 vessels

The hull of Ever Given became wedged lengthways across the canal Tuesday, causing a pileup of at least 100 vessels seeking to transit between the Red Sea and Mediterranean.
File photo | Ghana President Nana Akufo-Addo | Wikimedia Commons

Air Force to exports — Ghana matters to India. And so does its election result

Airtel, Tata, Mahindra all have bases in Ghana, and India is one of its biggest trading partners of the west African nation.
A file photo of Guruprasad Mohapatra, secretary, Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT). | Photo: Twitter/ANI

Wistron iPhone plant violence ‘unfortunate but not norm’, we’ll get more investment — Modi govt

In an interview to ThePrint, Mohapatra said Modi govt has been in constant talks with Karnataka and has asked it to ensure normalcy is restored at the earliest.
Joe Hockey, Australia's treasurer, speaks during a Bloomberg Television interview in Hong Kong, China, in 2015. | Photo: Jerome Favre | Bloomberg

‘They just want to bully us’ — Australia’s ex-treasurer accuses China of ‘immature’ reprisals

Trade between Australia and China has take a hit with high tariffs and anti-dumping probes ever since Australia called for an independent probe into the origins of coronavirus in April.

Off The Cuff with Raghuram Rajan

Raghuram Rajan, former Reserve Bank of India governor and the Katherine Dusak Miller Professor of Finance at Chicago Booth  was the guest at ThePrint's Off the Cuff.In a conversation with Editor-in-chief Shekhar Gupta, Rajan shares his assessment of the Indian economy and the actions taken by the Narendra Modi government in handling the pandemic and the resultant consequences. Loss of jobs and livelihoods during the pandemic may leave Indians more impoverished, Rajan said. He also talked about how demonetization, the implementation of the goods and services tax and the government's handling of the Covid lockdown have dealt a body blow to the economy. He also delved upon why India needs to bring in comprehensive reforms and pointed out how the last set of serious growth enhancing reforms were during the first tenure of the National Democratic Alliance which ruled between 1999 and 2004. He also weighed in on what Bangladesh has...

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Students wait outside an exam centre as they arrive to appear for the NEET exam, in Lucknow, on 13 September 2020 | ANI File Photo

Reactions to OBC medical quota is exposing Indians’ flawed merit argument all over again

I didn’t see any protest or anger by Savarnas against EWS quota. No one wrote: 'I will not get treated by a doctor who did their degree under EWS reservation.'

Modi govt defers sale of 2 public sector banks to next financial year due to delays

Finance ministry is yet to finalise modalities to seek approval in Parliament for the sale, which leaves little time for the process to be completed this year.

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Indian Navy warships | Representational image | Twitter | @indiannavy

Indian Navy to deploy 4 frontline warships early August in next edition of Malabar exercise

The ships are also scheduled to carry out bilateral exercises with the navies of Vietnam, the Philippines, Singapore, Indonesia and Australia.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Why Mizoram vs Assam is a BJP project to ‘integrate’ northeast gone wrong

Assam-Mizoram violence is an outcome of BJP trying too hard to ‘integrate’ distinct northeastern states. This has unleashed latent regionalism.