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The India-US trade deal won’t come so easy

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BusinessLine The mega trade deal between India and the US has been deferred for the time being. “We can have a trade deal with India, but I am saving the big deal for later on,” claimed US President Donald Trump on Tuesday. “We’re doing a very big trade deal w... More »

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Global trade slugfest – The Hindu BusinessLine

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BusinessLine We saw another spat between France and the US recently, when France announced a 3 per cent tax targeting about 30 large companies engaged in ‘digital activities.’ The US retaliated, announcing a 100 per cent tariff on champagne, handbags, cosmetic... More »

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Trade war taking a toll on China’s plans

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BusinessLine It’s a small town in the middle of nowhere in Kazakhstan but it could one day be China’s gateway to Central Asia. Scores of cranes are in action and hundreds of workers are working feverishly to turn the Khorgos Eastern Gates Special Economic Zone... More »

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India cannot afford a trade tiff with the US

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BusinessLine As India readies retaliatory duties on 29 goods of US origin worth $200 million (BusinessLine, June 14) in response to the US imposing tariffs on Indian steel and aluminium products, concerns are emerging whether the country is really ready for a ... More »

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Worrying trends in the global trade scenario

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BusinessLine World trade is in deceleration mode. After having recovered smartly from 2.3 and 1.6 per cent in 2015 and 2016 to 4.6 per cent in 2017, the growth in the volume of world merchandise trade slowed to 3.0 per cent in 2018, WTO estimates show (Chart 1... More »

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China’s trade loss could be India’s gain

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BusinessLine The depreciation of the rupee vis-à-vis the dollar over the last three months has made India’s exports more competitive . The underlying optimism on fresh manufacturing orders, nonetheless, has been partly offset by rising input costs, primarily o... More »

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Foreign trade in a tough neighbourhood

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BusinessLine Improving economic ties with smaller neighbours was one of the major objectives of the Modi government. The government’s outreach to its neighbours included initiatives such as Prime Ministerial visits, resolving long pending issues like Land Boun... More »

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Galvanising trade via the North-East

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BusinessLine Act East Policy promises to be a harbinger of economic transformation for the north-eastern region. The region used to be a hub of thriving mercantile activity in the colonial period. The dynamics of trade were guided purely by expansionist imperi... More »