Govt eases FDI norms in 15 sectors, signals reforms intent

Govt eases FDI norms in 15 sectors, signals reforms intent
India eased foreign direct investment norms in 15 major sectors, including mining, defence, civil aviation and broadcasting, the government said on Tuesday in a bid to drum up investment and speed up growth.

Towards an India/Pakistan rapprochement?

India, Pakistan trade: a growing necessity

India’s Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion made a historic decision last month by removing the six-decade old ban on Pakistani investment in that country. India’s new finance minister Chidambaram thinks that “shared economic ties will work as a bulwark against war”, after the Indian commerce ministry issued a statement that all Pakistani citizens and corporations are now permitted to invest in any Indian economic sector, except defence, space and atomic energy. Removing trade barriers seems like a logical step forward towards improving bilateral relations.

Pakistans relations with India: beyond Kashmir?

India is looking for new markets and trade routes with its neighbours

India keen to expand exports to Iran

Existing and planned trade routes

Notwithstanding US pressure on it to reduce engagements with Iran, India today said it would like to expand India’s exports to Tehran and noted that bilateral trade relations have improved over the last few years.

India discusses Chahbahar port project with Iran, Afghanistan

« The objective of the meeting was to explore ways to expand trade and transit cooperation, including investment, among the three countries starting with the Chahbahar Port »

In a significant meet ahead of the NAM summit, India, Iran and Afghanistan today held a trilateral during which the regional security and economic situation was discussed, including ways to commercially exploit the Chahbahar port, a major venture in the sanction- hit country.

Oil & Gas projects map

The Iran Parkistan India (IPI) and Turkmenistan Afghanistan Pakistan India gas pipelines projects are a clear explanation for the India foreign and trade policies’ evolutions regarding Iran and Afghanistan.

India to offer fresh trade sops to Pakistan to strengthen ties

In a move to help promote trade and bilateral ties with Pakistan, the government is set to slash 30% items or 254 products from the sensitive list under the South Asian Free Trade Agreement (Safta) …