Business  /  Published 14.08.20

Return to $4.83bn trade deficit in July

The wholesale price-based inflation continued to remain in the negative zone for the fourth straight month at 0.58 per cent even as the prices of vegetables and other food items were costlier. WPI in...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 11.08.20

Bhutan lockdown blow to border trade

Bhutan announced a nationwide, indefinite lockdown from Tuesday to battle the spread of Covid-19 in the country, the decision — the first in the kingdom since the pandemic broke out — pres...
By Avijit Sinha, Anirban Choudhury in Siliguri, Alipurduar

Business  /  Published 25.07.20

UK trade talks on fast track

India and the UK are committed to a free trade agreement (FTA) and will kick off that process with “Early Harvest Agreements” as a start, the Indian government said following the first-eve...
By PTI in London

Calcutta  /  Published 25.07.20

Container train to Bangladesh

A train loaded with soaps, shampoo, shaving kit and textile fabric left Calcutta for Bangladesh via the Petrapole-Benapole border on Friday afternoon, the first container train through the busiest cor...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Business  /  Published 25.07.20

Public procurement rules tightened to target China

Entities from countries with whom India shares a land border can bid for the government’s procurement projects only after they are registered with a “competent authority” — the...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 23.07.20

Virus fear hangs as factories reopen

When Bajirao Thengde voiced his fears about going to work after dozens of colleagues fell sick with coronavirus, his boss at a motorbike factory in Maharashtra said he should “learn to live with...
By Reuters in Chennai

Business  /  Published 22.07.20

Trade: close to deal with US

India and the US are closing in on a trade deal after almost two years of negotiations. Commerce minister Piyush Goyal said the two countries should look at a preferential trade pact covering 50 to 1...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 21.07.20

Tightrope: Free trade and Atmanirbhar Bharat

India will need to walk a tightrope as it balances its Atmanirbhar Bharat agenda with talks on free-trade agreements with the European Union, Britain and the US amid a severe global economic slowdown....
By R. Suryamurthy in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 21.07.20

Import solutions: Focus on 12 sectors with potential

The government along with industry is working on evaluating import substitution measures across 12 sectors, ranging from electronics to leather, footwear and furniture. A combination of measures, inc...
By A Staff Reporter in Calcutta


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