Amitendu Palit is an economist specializing in comparative economic studies, international trade and investment, political economy and public policies. He is a senior research fellow, Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore.
Not many years have ended with gloomier prospects for Indian trade. The gloom is not just because of the contraction in exports for 12 months in a row. It is also because India’s role and participation in global trade is becoming increasingly insignificant.
The insignificance was evident from the approach to the Nairobi Ministerial. I [...]
The conclusion of the TPP (Trans Pacific Partnership) negotiations in Atlanta earlier this week brought down curtains on the most intense regional trade negotiations in modern history. Having gone on for more than five years—the first round of negotiations were held in Melbourne in March 2010—and almost two full terms of the Obama presidency [...]
Bad news from China doesn’t look like stopping. If the explosion in Tianjin, one of the worst industrial accidents in modern China claiming more than hundred lives and unleashing large-scale cyanide contamination, was not enough, the latest manufacturing index shows factory output having dropped to a low of 77 months. Combined with the fact [...]