Trade

Xi-Modi Plan Joint Project in Afghanistan: Trump May Get a Kick Out of Happenings in Asia

Reading Time: 4 minutesIndia and China have resolved to build “an economic project” in Afghanistan where Donald Trump is stuck with the Taliban and the ISIS and Afghan warlords; not to speak of the Haqqani Network. Above all, Pakistan. The tea that Xi and Modi drank stiffed talk that this was just an informal meeting and that Modi […]

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Wuhan Summit Creates a New Template for Economic Engagement: India can benefit from Chinese Economic Muscle

Reading Time: 4 minutesThe informal Wuhan summit has helped to morph Doklam tension into a softer China and its yearn for India’s support for its role in the Asia Pacific region. A progressive economic engagement is the outcome of the summit. Given the fact both countries are the twin propellers for global growth, inter-dependence between India and China […]

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Modi and Xi Need to Focus on Trade Issues

Reading Time: 5 minutesIndia and China can no longer remain cut away from each other on the great divide of the mighty Himalaya. A cursory glance at geopolitical theatres of the absurd would demonstrate how fragile relationships are shaping up. Here’s an analysis, for Different Truths.  India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and China’s President in perpetuity Xi Jinping […]

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Unreasonable US Demands More of India: Strategic Partner Treated Like an Economic Foe

Reading Time: 4 minutesThe US seems to be unreasonably upset that India’s central bank (RBI) periodically buys small lots of US dollars, as and when necessary, to steady Rupee’s exchange rate. In fact, such a policy is, indirectly, to the advantage to the US. But, for this intelligent forex trading by RBI, Rupee’s exchange rate would have drastically […]

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Despite High Reserves, External Sector of India is Vulnerable

Reading Time: 4 minutesThere are warning bells already as India’s trade deficit remained very high. This made the balance of payments situation vulnerable and it was time government became conscious of it and carried out big-ticket exports reforms as this is the right time to push exports with global trade looking up and expected to clock over 4.5 […]

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Less Prospects of a Full-Fledged Global Trade War: China Moderates Opposition to Trump Tariffs

Reading Time: 4 minutesThe Chinese had, in fact, stated that “politeness demands that China comes out with measures in response to unilateral US announcements of tariffs.” The pitch was further hyped by the US President imposing later rounds of imposts on $100 billion imports into the US, over and above those he had announced earlier. One expected that […]

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Equality has to be the Basis of Future Indo-Nepal Relations: India Cannot Take Neighbours for Granted any More

Reading Time: 4 minutesIndo-Nepal relationship received a body blow with the blockade of Nepal, apparently by the Madhesis or people of Indian origin inhabiting the Terai region of Nepal. During the four-and-a-half month long blockade, Nepal’s economy came to the brink of collapse. Being a land-locked country, Nepal depends entirely on imports through India. It was an open […]

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China has Lessons to Learn from US-Japan Trade Tiff: India Could Benefit from Shift in Chinese Policy

Reading Time: 4 minutesTo circumvent the trade war, China should increase its overseas investment in low-cost countries and re-route its exports to the USA. India can become a preferred destination for Chinese investment. For the past few years, China has emerged as a big-ticket investor in India, despite security concerns. In 2015, Chinese investment in India leapfrogged eight […]

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