Will exports remain India’s Achilles heel?
Asian Age, November 29, 2017

Before the world became flat in 1990 — to borrow the title of Thomas Friedman’s 2004 book on globalisation — developing countries were locked into twin traps of low access to foreign currency and low levels of domestic savings. India’s anxiety about foreign exchange, to fund imports, goes back to those desperate times when export pessimism was rampant and import compression all the rage. More...

 

Centre plans to link North East to South East Asia, says Assam Governor Jagdish Mukhi
Money Control, November 26, 2017

The governor said efforts were on to set up consulates of all the 10 member-countries of ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) in Guwahati, and to re-open traditional trade routes between the North Eastern states and South East Asia. More...

 

We need to focus on ease of trading now: Arvind Subramanian, Chief Economic Adviser
Economic Times, November 21, 2017

There are four and half reasons why the Indian economy decelerated when the world economy picked up pace , according to chief economic advisor Arvind Subramanian. But, in a conversation with ET editors, Subramanian said he saw a directional change in the economy in the July-September quarter.  More...

 

Empowering and transforming women as entrepreneurs, is key to India's economic growth
Economic Times, November 20, 2017

India continues to be a land of opportunities offering excellent scope for those who want to turn entrepreneur. However, despite initiatives taken by the government, new business registrations in India have not kept pace with the size of India's economy and population that has crossed 130 crore. More...