July 2016

Visa row: Chinese news agency admits ‘transgression’ by its journalists

The Indian Express, July 26, 2016
CHINA’S OFFICIAL news agency Xinhua is learnt to have admitted to the Indian government that two of its journalists had committed “transgression” by visiting Tibetan settlements in Karnataka. More…

India’s gold trade is imploding

Mining, July 26, 2016
On Monday gold continued to drift lower trading around $1,320 in afternoon dealings after earlier in the day touching a near 0ne-month low. For 2016 the metal remains firmly in a bull market adding more than 24% or some $260 an ounce, the best year-to-date performance in decades. More…

Reshaping India’s trade policy

The Hindu Bussiness Line, July 24, 2016
Trade data for June 2016 brought cheers as India’s merchandise exports showed positive growth after 18 excruciating months. However, in their effort to take exports to the next level, India’s trade policymakers face four major challenges: How to encourage foreign investments, obtain a balanced outcome of Free Trade Agreements (FTAs), improve ease of doing business, and reduce dependence on export promotion schemes?