India Business & Trade - August, 2019
DECODING THE GRAND DESIGN
India Business & Trade takes an analytical view of the major themes that have been covered in the budget, their implications for India’s economic trajectory over the coming decade, and critical challenges that need to be addressed.
DSM MUST BE PUT IN MOTION
Dr Amita Batra, Professor, JNU talks about the impact of tariff barriers on international trade.
CHINESE ECONOMY: A MIRACLE NO MORE?
China’s GDP growth reached 6.2% in Q2, 2019, the slowest since 1992. Is India ready for the fallout?
TRADE VS SAFETY: WHERE THE TWAIN SHALL MEET
The trade off between food standards & exports is at the forefront of debate on agriculture.
IS AGRI-MARKETING THE MISSING LINK?
India has not been able to fully leverage the benefits of its agricultural revolution in international trade.
STALLING THE HOSTILE TAKEOVER OF FREE TRADE
The world has witnessed a surge in protectionist measures since the financial crisis in 2008.
SOLAR PANELS: WHAT DID INDIA ACTUALLY WIN?
The government needs to provide assured long-term procurement to boost the solar panel industry.
“No appetite for Mode 4 commitments”
Dr Pralok Gupta talks about various facets of services trade, India’s export potential and more.
POLICY FOCUS: MSME
MSMEs IN INDIA: AGE IS NOT JUST A NUMBER!
The Economic Survey of 2018-19 has proposed to categorise MSMEs into young (infants) and old (dwarfs).
IMPORT FOCUS: LNG
SO NEAR, YET SO FAR
India has committed to increase the share of natural gas in its energy mix, but infrastructure constraints & stress in gas-based plants are playing spoilsport.
EXPORT FOCUS: GEMS & JEWELLERY
EXPORTS LOSING THEIR BLING?
India’s gems and jewellery exports have declined for the second consecutive year in 2018-19, and the slump has continued this year.
“If US restarts GSP, it will help exporters”
Pramod Kumar Agrawal, Chairman, GJEPC talks about the challenges & opportunities for India’s gems & jewellery sector.
FOCUS MARKET: RUSSIA
LEGACY CONNECTIONS, NEW BEGINNINGSAN
Despite a rich history of friendly relations India-Russia trade remains well below its true potential.
EXPORTER PROFILE: SAREEN IMPEX
A BLESSING FROM THE HIMALAYAS
Sareen Impex made a timely entry into pink salt, and successfully made a name in the global market.
CASHEW – HEALTH NUT OF THE CENTURY
For a poor farmer, cashew is a source of livelihood and for the consumer, it’s a status symbol.
TEA QUALITY REMAINS A CONCERN
Sanjay Goel, Founder & CEO, Teayamo, discusses the trends in the global tea industry