january 2018 issue

Steven Philip Warner | Editor-in-Chief

From 'hurried changes' to 'stable hopes'

Recent months have got the Indian exporters hopeful. The numbers – performance and FTP-related – have given them reasons to pin their expectations on the Union Budget. Steven Philip Warner President (VMPL) & Editor-in-Chief  | January 2018 ...

All eyes are on you, Mr. Finance Minister

Manish K. Pandey | Editor, January 2018 Issue | The Dollar Business Come February 01, 2018 and all eyes would be on Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. After all, he would be presenting the current government’s first Budget post ...
Cover Story

FTP Midterm Review: Bullishly Serious. Barely Sufficient.

The long-awaited and much-delayed mid-term review of the Foreign Trade Policy (FTP) 2015-2020, was released by the Ministry of Commerce in December last. While the government enhanced rewards under its flagship export promotion schemes and ...
Exclusive Interview

We need to grow at 8-9% to maintain the edge

He has served as an Ambassador of India to Jordan, Libya and Malta and is currently on the advisory boards of BRICS Chamber of Commerce and Indo-Latin American Chamber of Commerce. In a free-wheeling interaction ...

India and US are natural allies

The engagement between US and India, both at government and business levels, has grown significantly over the last few years. In fact, the US Administration under President Donald Trump has recognised India as a foremost ...
Global Manager

We want to be at the TOP end of the market

When it comes to tea, one of the biggest names in international markets is the Sri Lanka-based Dilmah Tea. With a footprint in around 104 countries, Dilmah Tea has in the last 32 years established ...

Spicy business, sweet story

Cassia, a pungent spice used in many cuisines, has seen a surge in its imports over the last few years. The facts that it is cheaper than cinnamon, a similar spice, and that more and ...


Thriving two-way trade and investment is an integral part of our vision for a strong partnership.              Narendra Modi Indian Prime MinisterOn the role of trade in India-Israel relationsSource: Ministry of External Affairs, GoI If we only discuss issues ...
Overseas Talk

Consider Belarus a Reliable Partner

Despite having strategic synergies, bilateral trade between India and Belarus hasn’t reached its potential. The Dollar Business caught up with H.E. Vitaly A. Prima, Ambassador of the Republic of Belarus to India, to understand the ...
Policy Monitor

We are still exporting taxes

High GST slabs had put the textile exporters in a quandary, but business is normalising after a reduction in taxes. In an exclusive interaction with The Dollar Business, Narain Aggarwal, Chairman, Synthetic & Rayon Textiles ...
TDB Forum

TDB Forum Ask A Question January 2018

In the world of export-import, each shipment counts. And you cannot afford to make any “uninformed investment”. So, if you have any doubt or a question, ask us. Our team of experts at The Dollar ...
The Secret Ingredient

How about minting some money?

People want their toothpastes, their chocolates, their detergents and even their medicines to be minty fresh – menthol has certainly found usage across product categories and industries, globally. And with India consolidating its leadership position ...

Trade Wrap

US-Tax Reform ‘Tax’ing days? Being touted by the Trump Administration as a much-needed lifeline for the American economy, in December 2017, the highly-debated Trump Tax Bill was passed by the US Senate. It is expected to come ...

INBOX January 2018

WE VALUE YOUR FEEDBACK, WHETHER CRITICISM OR APPRECIATION.AND HERE ARE A FEW THAT HIT OUR MAILBOXES IN DECEMBER 2017 A few months ago, I was lucky to come across The Dollar Business magazine. I must say, ...

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