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Narendra Modi’s ASEAN Masterstroke

Port Wings, 31 January 2018: Prime Minister Narendra Modi used India’s Republic Day to host heads of 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). As India’s ‘Look East Policy’, matures into an ‘Act East Policy’, a strong relationship with ASEAN is no longer a policy option; rather …

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Editorial:Trade Growth is Good News For India

Port Wings, 24 January 2018: As anticipated by experts, India’s major export destinations are witnessing a cyclical economic recovery in 2017-18 with global trade rising higher. A global slowdown, a sharp fall in commodity prices and currency fluctuations kept Indian exports under pressure between fiscal 2014-15, and in July 2016, …

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Editorial:Will 2018 Save Farmers from Turbulence?

In a nutshell, 2017 has recorded large-scale farmers’ protests due to various reasons, which include falling of remunerative prices and questionable implementation of loan waivers. 2017 was indeed a turbulent year for the agriculture and food sector in the country. The sudden decision to demonetise high-value currency on November 8, …

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Editorial:Importance of Waterways in Nation Building

Port Wings, 03 January 2018 In the backdrop of Union Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari flagging off cargo movement on the Pandu-Dhubri route of the Brahmaputra River on 29 December, it can be easily said about the priority of the government — utilizing waterways in national building. Waterways are also an …

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Editorial: FTP: India Losing Comparative Advantage

Port Wings, 20 December 2017 Bowing to the increasing pressure from the trade community, the government has announced liberal incentives of Rs 8,450 crore ($1.3 billion) in its mid-term review of the five-year foreign trade policy (FTP) that was rolled out in 2015 and aimed at increasing the export of …

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