South Asia needs to work together to push services trade: Commerce Secretary

South Asian countries need to work together with a "strong business agenda" in services trade as the SAARC region has a huge potential, Commerce Secretary Rita Teaotia said on Saturday.

This is how startups can reach out to govt on Twitter  for assured assistance

This is how startups can reach out to govt on Twitter for assured assistance

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: In a move towards ease of setting up a startup firm, the Narendra Modi government has launched a quick service mechanism on Twitter for assisting budding entrepreneurs.

PM Narendra Modi to unveil 'Start-up India' today: what to expect

PM Narendra Modi to unveil 'Start-up India' today: what to expect

PM Narendra Modi's 'Start-up India' has generated immense anticipation in the skilled youth of the country. Have you wondered what it could be announcing today?

Incentives given to exporters to help boost shipments: Commerce Minister

Incentives given to exporters to help boost shipments: Commerce Minister

A host of incentives including extension of 3 percent interest subsidy will help in boosting exports, which are in negative zone since December last year, Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said.

Government to come out with definition of ecommerce: Commerce Minister

Government to come out with definition of ecommerce: Commerce Minister

Commerce and Industry Ministry is working on the definition of 'e-commerce' in the country and clarify issues like taxation and foreign investment.

Ranking states on ease of doing biz: DIPP gets 25 responses

The DIPP has received response from 25 states and union territories including Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Odisha, Maharashtra, Karnataka, and Rajasthan.

Dip in exports: Govt sets up council for trade promotion

The Union Commerce and Industry Minister will be the chairperson of 'Council for Trade Development and Promotion', while trade/commerce ministers in states and Union Territories will be the members.

Centre, states discuss FDI multibrand retail, e-commerce

Several issues pertaining to foreign direct investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail and emerging e-commerce business in the country were discussed during a meeting chaired by Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman here.

RCEP meet today, India wants parallel talks on goods, services

The country wants liberalisation in the services sector under the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) as the segment contributes about 60 per cent to the economy.

RCEP meet on Monday, India wants parallel talks on goods,services

The country wants liberalisation in the services sector under the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) as the segment contributes about 60 per cent to the economy.

PM Modi meets movers and shakers of German economy

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday met "movers and shakers" of German economy soon after his arrival here to attract foreign investment and seek support for his government's 'Make in India' initiative.

Make products competitive sans subsidies, doles: Kher to Ind

Cautioning Indian industry on the changing global trade scenario, government on Thursday asked it to enhance product competitiveness in the international market without seeking "subsidies" and "doles".

Govt foregoes Rs 28K cr revenue to boost exports from SEZs

The government has foregone Rs 27,956 crore revenue during the last three financial years to boost exports from special economic zones (SEZs), Parliament was informed Wednesday.

5,299 patents granted in Apr-Jan period: Govt

During the period, 35,431 patent application have been filed, Commerce and Industry Nirmala Sitharaman said in a written reply to the Lok Sabha.

Industry will soon say 'things moving on ground': Sitharaman

Seeking Opposition's cooperation in passing key reform bills, Union Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today said the government is also willing to hear out the industry and hoped they will start saying "a lot of things are happening on the ground".

Budget sops likely for gems and jewellery sector

Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman hinted that the sector may get some incentives soon.

Nirmala pitches for interest rate cut to boost manufacturing

Pitching for interest rate cut, Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman Thursday said reduction in cost of credit was necessary to provide level playing field to domestic industry.

Delegates of 45 nations,WTO Chief to be at CII's Jaipur summit

With the theme 'Partnerships for Shared New Realities', the summit would be inaugurated by Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje.

Govt weeding out unnecessary rules to improve ease of biz: Nirmala Sitharaman

"We actually wanted to put an end to the control mechanism or licence quota Raj and totally remove the residual impact of such Raj, as done in the Defence sector," she said.

India has positive balance of trade with US, Britain

Top ten countries which imported more from India than exported to the country in 2013-14 include the US, Singapore, the UK and Bangladesh.