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    Italy – India Trade Relations

    Improving diplomatic ties between Italy and India are giving rise to new economic opportunities for Italian businesses. In this article we breakdown bilateral trade between Italy and India and explain why India’s improving business climate is attracting an increasing amount of interest from Italian firms.

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    Aadhaar Linking in India – Now a Mandatory Requirement

    Government has made it mandatory to link Aadhaar to all banking and financial identification and documents, to avail government services. This article lists the accounts and services that must be linked to the 12-digit Aadhaar number to avoid discontinuation of services.

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    Indian Income Tax Returns – Filing Date Extended to November 7 for FY 2016-17

    India’s federal tax body has extended the final date for filing income tax returns (ITR) and submitting reports for audit for FY 2016-17. This time around taxpayers will need to disclose their Aadhaar number, and additional banking and financial information.

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    The IT Sector: Time to Invest in India

    In this edition of India Briefing Magazine, we make the case for why now is the right time for foreign firms to invest in India’s IT sector. India is the world’s leading outsourcing destination, and its IT sector is updating its SMAC capabilities, and up-skilling the existing labor pool.

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    Make in India: Still Falling Short after Three Years

    Make in India was launched in 2014 by Prime Minister Modi to transform India into a manufacturing powerhouse, and boost investor interest. Here we assess what has been Make in India’s real impact on the ground – what has worked for the program and what needs to get done.

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    BBIN Motor Vehicle Agreement Unlocks Northeast India, Grows South Asian Business Linkages

    The BBIN Motor Vehicle Agreement will help businesses across Bangladesh, India, and Nepal develop more cost and time effective supply lines and distribution channels, even as Bhutan has presently chosen to opt out of implementing the pact.

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    Maharashtra Shops and Establishment Act, 2017

    The Maharashtra Shops and Establishment Act of 2017 was notified on September 7, 2017, and will come into force on a date to be specified in the Official Gazette. In this article, we discuss the key reforms proposed and forthcoming compliance requirements for firms in the state.

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    Massive Data Breaches and Cyber Threats in India

    Digital India is vastly under-prepared for cyber-attacks that are becoming increasingly common. In this article, our partner, MitKat, describes India’s digital vulnerabilities and ways foreign companies can anticipate subsequent cyber-attacks.

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