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Indian manufacturers should boost exports to Singapore: Experts

In 2015-16, India's trade with Singapore was $15.02 billion, with Indian exports contributing $7.71 billion

Indian should their to Singapore and the larger region in the current globally weak economic scenario, especially in the areas of IT and space technology, experts said on Friday.

At a seminar on Trade: Strengthening Opportunities attended by nearly 150 businessmen, they called on Indian exporters to find ways to push their exports, and re-through Singapore to the Asia Pacific region.

The delegates said Singapore has multi-party Free Agreements which Indian exporters can benefit from, especially for re-to other countries.

Indian exporter scan also take advantage of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership that includes both India and Singapore as well as all economies of Southeast Asia and China, Japan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand.

In 2015-16, India's with Singapore was $15.02 billion, with Indian contributing $7.71 billion.

The challenges faced by Indian exporters in taking the to higher level was highlighted by Paresh Mehta, member of the Federation of Indian Export Organisation.

Mehta said India is also looking to scale up collaboration with Singapore based on '5S' formula: scale up and investment; speed up connectivity; smart cities with focus on urban development and water management; skill development; and state focus to promote engagement with Indian states.

"Singapore can benefit from India's manufacturing potential in diverse areas," Mehta told the delegates.

"IT and space technology are other key areas where Indian capabilities can be harnessed by Singapore," he said.

Mehta pointed out the minuscule share of 2.26 per cent in Singapore imports and said the two countries present immense opportunities for mutual growth and cooperation.

Amitendu Palit, senior research fellow and research lead at the Institute of South Asian Studies, said between India and Singapore has declined in recent years due to a weak global and regional demand.

However, a lot of through exchange of entertainment content, internet content and also through tourism is probably not adequately captured by statistics, he said.

"If captured, they would show a much high volume of bilateral since both Singapore and India are trading heavily in services," he added.

Pradeep Chatterjee, a Singapore-based risk management consultant, called for listing of Indian companies here for tapping the financial resources in Singapore.

"We would like to see more Indian companies in Singapore Stock Exchange to raise capital," he said.

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Indian manufacturers should boost exports to Singapore: Experts

In 2015-16, India's trade with Singapore was $15.02 billion, with Indian exports contributing $7.71 billion

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Indian should their to Singapore and the larger region in the current globally weak economic scenario, especially in the areas of IT and space technology, experts said on Friday.

At a seminar on Trade: Strengthening Opportunities attended by nearly 150 businessmen, they called on Indian exporters to find ways to push their exports, and re-through Singapore to the Asia Pacific region.

The delegates said Singapore has multi-party Free Agreements which Indian exporters can benefit from, especially for re-to other countries.

Indian exporter scan also take advantage of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership that includes both India and Singapore as well as all economies of Southeast Asia and China, Japan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand.

In 2015-16, India's with Singapore was $15.02 billion, with Indian contributing $7.71 billion.

The challenges faced by Indian exporters in taking the to higher level was highlighted by Paresh Mehta, member of the Federation of Indian Export Organisation.

Mehta said India is also looking to scale up collaboration with Singapore based on '5S' formula: scale up and investment; speed up connectivity; smart cities with focus on urban development and water management; skill development; and state focus to promote engagement with Indian states.

"Singapore can benefit from India's manufacturing potential in diverse areas," Mehta told the delegates.

"IT and space technology are other key areas where Indian capabilities can be harnessed by Singapore," he said.

Mehta pointed out the minuscule share of 2.26 per cent in Singapore imports and said the two countries present immense opportunities for mutual growth and cooperation.

Amitendu Palit, senior research fellow and research lead at the Institute of South Asian Studies, said between India and Singapore has declined in recent years due to a weak global and regional demand.

However, a lot of through exchange of entertainment content, internet content and also through tourism is probably not adequately captured by statistics, he said.

"If captured, they would show a much high volume of bilateral since both Singapore and India are trading heavily in services," he added.

Pradeep Chatterjee, a Singapore-based risk management consultant, called for listing of Indian companies here for tapping the financial resources in Singapore.

"We would like to see more Indian companies in Singapore Stock Exchange to raise capital," he said.

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Indian manufacturers should boost exports to Singapore: Experts

In 2015-16, India's trade with Singapore was $15.02 billion, with Indian exports contributing $7.71 billion

In 2015-16, India's trade with Singapore was $15.02 billion, with Indian exports contributing $7.71 billion
Indian should their to Singapore and the larger region in the current globally weak economic scenario, especially in the areas of IT and space technology, experts said on Friday.

At a seminar on Trade: Strengthening Opportunities attended by nearly 150 businessmen, they called on Indian exporters to find ways to push their exports, and re-through Singapore to the Asia Pacific region.

The delegates said Singapore has multi-party Free Agreements which Indian exporters can benefit from, especially for re-to other countries.

Indian exporter scan also take advantage of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership that includes both India and Singapore as well as all economies of Southeast Asia and China, Japan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand.

In 2015-16, India's with Singapore was $15.02 billion, with Indian contributing $7.71 billion.

The challenges faced by Indian exporters in taking the to higher level was highlighted by Paresh Mehta, member of the Federation of Indian Export Organisation.

Mehta said India is also looking to scale up collaboration with Singapore based on '5S' formula: scale up and investment; speed up connectivity; smart cities with focus on urban development and water management; skill development; and state focus to promote engagement with Indian states.

"Singapore can benefit from India's manufacturing potential in diverse areas," Mehta told the delegates.

"IT and space technology are other key areas where Indian capabilities can be harnessed by Singapore," he said.

Mehta pointed out the minuscule share of 2.26 per cent in Singapore imports and said the two countries present immense opportunities for mutual growth and cooperation.

Amitendu Palit, senior research fellow and research lead at the Institute of South Asian Studies, said between India and Singapore has declined in recent years due to a weak global and regional demand.

However, a lot of through exchange of entertainment content, internet content and also through tourism is probably not adequately captured by statistics, he said.

"If captured, they would show a much high volume of bilateral since both Singapore and India are trading heavily in services," he added.

Pradeep Chatterjee, a Singapore-based risk management consultant, called for listing of Indian companies here for tapping the financial resources in Singapore.

"We would like to see more Indian companies in Singapore Stock Exchange to raise capital," he said.
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