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Since establishing diplomatic ties with Sweden in 1949, India has become its third largest trading partner in Asia after China and Japan | ThePrint

Med-tech, fintech, gaming, defence could drive future India-Sweden trade, says business council

A survey released last week says Swedish firms plan to invest $1 billion in India over the next two years. From 2015-20, firms already invested a total of $2 billion in India.
An employee walks past shipping containers at the Jawaharlal Nehru Port in Navi Mumbai | Representational Image | Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Global trade needs to go back to the basics to bring inclusive recovery

We need to ask, what is trade for? And how can it provide better outcomes for people and the planet?
Workers unload construction materials from a truck at the site of a flyover in Guna, Madhya Pradesh | Representational work | Photo: Anindito Mukherjee | Bloomberg

Global inequalities don’t have easy solutions. But altering trade policy can be a start

A new vision for the global trading system must encompass equitable access to the benefits of trade for all of society.

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.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.