Exports target of $650 billion within this fiscal achievable: Piyush Goyal

NEW DELHI: Assuring all support to the exporting community, commerce and industry minister Piyush Goyal on Monday said the exports target of $650 billion for both goods and services within the current financial year is achievable. He informed that during the current month till January 15, exports have touched $16 billion. He said this while … Read more

ficci: Ficci, CII focus on bed occupancy in fight against Covid

NEW DELHI: Industry bodies — CII and Ficci — have suggested a graded highly-localised plan for Covid-impacted areas instead of state-wide strategy, which is linked to bed occupancy in hospitals as against the current system of restrictions kicking in when the case count goes up. For instance, CII has suggested a plan to allow only … Read more

India, UK aim to finalise FTA agreement by year-end

NEW DELHI/LONDON: India and the United Kingdom (UK) formally launched free trade agreement talks in New Delhi on Thursday with the aim of wrapping up a deal by the end of the year that could boost annual bilateral trade by billions of pounds. UK has made a deal with India one of its post-Brexit priorities … Read more

India-UK to launch talks on FTA today

LONDON: India and the UK are set to officially launch negotiations on an ambitious free trade agreement at an event in New Delhi on Thursday, with Britain represented by its visiting international trade secretary Anne-Marie Trevelyan. An agreement would spell huge benefits for both countries, including increasing access to each other’s markets, more goods and … Read more

Looking at direct overseas listing demands, says govt

NEW DELHI: Ahead of this week’s interactions of startups with key policymakers, including the PM, the government on Sunday said that it is looking at demands for direct overseas listing by several companies, but pointed to the development of a healthy ecosystem within the country. “There can be certain categories where the ecosystem in other … Read more