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  • A parlous economy

    A parlous economy

    These days our conversation by and large revolves around financial issues with ersatz economists holding forth on the impact of GST, tax collections and the like. Probably, in this respect, the public discourse mimics that of the Government. Every day,......

    November 18, 2017
  • Moody's India upgrade: Will continue reforms, says Arun Jaitley

    Moody's India upgrade: Will continue reforms, says Arun Jaitley

    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday termed Moody's upgrading India's sovereign rating after 13 years as “belated recognition” of reforms undertaken, saying that the reform agenda will continue with emphasis on higher spending on infrastructure and in rural areas. He vowed to......

    November 17, 2017
  • US President Donald Trump praises PM Modi at APEC Summit

    US President Donald Trump praises PM Modi at APEC Summit

    US President Donald Trump on Friday commended India for achieving "astounding" growth since opening its economy and heaped praise on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying he has been working to bring the country and its people together. Trump was speaking......

    November 10, 2017
  • GST at home & the world ~II

    GST at home & the world ~II

    Short-term inflationary impact has characterised the switchover to GST in almost every country, and governments had intervened appropriately to curb the trend, sometimes by adopting extraordinary measures and policies for limiting price escalation by businesses like freezing prices and profit......

    November 10, 2017
  • GST at home & the world ~I

    GST at home & the world ~I

    On 31 August this year, the CSO released GDP data pertaining to the April-June quarter of the current fiscal which showed GDP growth falling to 5.7 per cent ~ its lowest in three years. The liberal economists joined the political......

    November 9, 2017
  • DeMo anniversary: RBI says still verifying 'returned notes'

    DeMo anniversary: RBI says still verifying 'returned notes'

    Nearly a year after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced demonetisation, the Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 bills returned to banks are still being "processed in all earnest" through a sophisticated currency verification system, the RBI has said. In reply to......

    October 29, 2017
  • May the farce be with you: Rahul mocks Jaitley's on growth forecast

    May the farce be with you: Rahul mocks Jaitley's on growth forecast

    Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday again mocked the government over its growth forecast, terming as a "farce" the Modi government's statements on its economic performance. Attaching a tweet posted on Tuesday by the Press Information Bureau, the government's......

    October 25, 2017
  • Economic stimulus not linked to Gujarat: Arun Jaitley

    Economic stimulus not linked to Gujarat: Arun Jaitley

    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley rejected attempts to link Monday's announcement of economic stimulus package to Wednesday's announcement of Gujarat elections. "This is for the first time structural reforms is being undertaken. It has nothing to do with politics. It is......

    October 25, 2017
  • RBI orders banks to immediately pay interest under GMS

    RBI orders banks to immediately pay interest under GMS

    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Tuesday advised commercial banks to "immediately" pay interest due on the Gold Monetisation Scheme (GMS), 2015. "It has been decided that reimbursement of payments made by banks, relating to Medium and Long Term......

    October 17, 2017
  • No one can beat climate change like nature itself: Study

    No one can beat climate change like nature itself: Study

    Nature can provide cost-effective and permanent solutions to check climate change, so much so that it can reduce over a third (37%) of greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, a new study by scientists from global conservation organisation, The Nature Conservancy......

    October 17, 2017
  • On & off the track~I

    On & off the track~I

    A series of train accidents have raised considerable public concern The issue needs to be examined from two critical aspects of cardinal importance: one, for the Railways, an organisation engaged in 24X7 operations amidst challenging circumstances, safety is integral to......

    October 17, 2017
  • Black Money And Tax Havens

    Black Money And Tax Havens

    Title: Black Money And Tax Havens Author: R Vaidyanathan Publisher: Westland Publications Pages: 184 Price: Rs 350 Black money and tax havens are the flavours of the day or months. So a book on the subject comes at the right......

    October 15, 2017
  • PM Modi's economic council asks govt to stick to fiscal consolidation

    PM Modi's economic council asks govt to stick to fiscal consolidation

    The newly-constituted Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister (EAC-PM) held its first meeting here on Wednesday, deciding to focus on 10 areas of interest in a bid to rev up the slowing Indian economy. This panel of economists and experts......

    October 11, 2017