India yet to decide on tariff elimination ahead of RCEP summit

Member nations favour reduction of tariffs on 92% of traded goods

by Arjit Singh Bhambra

India is yet to decide on tariff elimination of traded goods ahead of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), as per a report in Business Standard. Member nations led by the ASEAN, favour reduction or elimination of tariffs on almost 92 per cent of all traded goods. India, however, may offer reduction in tariffs on 86-74 per cent of goods for nations excluding China. Issues like opening of services trade, e-commerce, consumer protection, domestic regulatory frameworks, customs duties and data protection are also likely to be a part of the agenda. Numerous civil society groups have raised their concerns over a possible reduction of agricultural tariffs, looser investment norms and litigation from foreign commercial interests.

References
1. http://smartinvestor.business-standard.com/market/Marketnews-495198-Marketnewsdet-RCEP_Summit_As_leaders_take_stage_India_not_ready_on_crucial_issues.htm#.Wgpz-lR95FQ
CMIE STATISTICS
Unemployment Rate
Per cent
6.1 -0.1
Consumer Sentiments Index
Base September-December 2015
93.3 -0.2
Consumer Expectations Index
Base September-December 2015
93.6 -0.3
Current Economic Conditions Index
Base September-December 2015
92.8 0.0
Quarterly CapeEx Aggregates
(Rs.trillion) Jun 17 Sep 17 Dec 17 Mar 18
New projects 2.33 1.38 1.24 2.15
Completed projects 0.87 1.21 1.02 1.07
Stalled projects 2.67 0.69 0.93 3.34
Revived projects 0.23 0.34 0.23 0.14
Implementation stalled projects 0.73 0.72 0.58 1.05
Updated on: 26 Apr 2018 4:20PM
Quarterly Financials of Listed Companies
(% change) Jun 17 Sep 17 Dec 17 Mar 18
All listed Companies
 Income 9.6 7.9 11.9 9.2
 Expenses 9.9 9.0 12.9 9.9
 Net profit -19.9 -18.1 -13.9 6.4
 PAT margin (%) 5.3 5.5 4.9 14.3
 Count of Cos. 4,482 4,470 4,431 96
Non-financial Companies
 Income 10.2 8.2 13.2 6.2
 Expenses 10.5 8.2 12.3 7.8
 Net profit -25.1 -6.0 12.7 -1.6
 PAT margin (%) 5.2 6.2 6.4 12.8
 Net fixed assets 9.2 10.4
 Current assets 78.7 6.9
 Current liabilities 11.0 21.5
 Borrowings 10.4 4.9
 Reserves & surplus 5.2 0.0
 Count of Cos. 3,460 3,444 3,428 70
Numbers are net of P&E
Updated on: 26 Apr 2018 4:20PM
Annual Financials of All Companies
(% change) FY15 FY16 FY17 FY18
All Companies
 Income 5.5 1.5 5.1 1.6
 Expenses 5.6 1.7 5.1 0.7
 Net profit 0.0 -10.3 23.7 9.2
 PAT margin (%) 3.1 2.8 3.6 8.3
 Assets 9.5 10.0 6.9 3.3
 Net worth 8.5 11.4 6.0 2.8
 RONW (%) 5.8 4.9 5.9 12.7
 Count of Cos. 25,647 23,668 20,755 19
Non-financial Companies
 Income 4.7 0.6 4.7 1.5
 Expenses 4.9 0.0 5.2 0.6
 Net profit -8.6 18.4 18.0 10.7
 PAT margin (%) 2.0 2.5 3.1 7.4
 Net fixed assets 13.3 17.3 5.4 4.4
 Net worth 6.9 12.0 4.4 2.9
 RONW (%) 4.6 5.1 6.0 11.5
 Debt / Equity (times) 1.1 1.1 1.0 0.2
 Interest cover (times) 1.9 1.9 2.1 11.8
 Net working capital cycle (days) 66 65 62 38
 Count of Cos. 20,897 19,807 17,287 17
Numbers are net of P&E
Updated on: 18 Apr 2018 11:50AM

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