Lead Illustration: Anthony Lawrence

Offshore Deposits: The Flight from Swiss Banks

With the Automatic Exchange of Common Information kicking in from 2018, unaccounted wealth in banks in Switzerland is being withdrawn and parked in the...
GST is expected to bring down prices but the truth will be out only after a few months into the new tax-system. Photo: Shivani Sharma

GST: No Tax on Tax

Above: GST is expected to bring down prices but the truth will be out only after a few months into the new tax-system. Photo:...
Non-Performing Assets: Naming and Shaming

Non-Performing Assets: Naming and Shaming

Above Illustration: Anthony Lawrence The government has decided to use the 2016 Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code to tackle the bad debt of banks and declare...
Prime Minister Narendra Modi favours India shifting to a January to December fiscal year from the current April to March cycle. Photo: UNI

A Double Disruption?

While shifting the financial year cycle may require legislation for smooth transition, experts say the change shouldn’t be hasty and must not clash with...
India cannot afford to have a single rate for different classes of goods meant for the common man. Photo: UNI

GST: Taxing Times?

Though the “one market, one rate” tax regime is likely to be implemented from July 1, some concerns remain, making it advisable to delay...
Protesting farmers at Jantar Mantar pleading for loan waivers

Ploughing a National Furrow

The apex court enlarges the scope of a PIL filed on farmer suicides in Gujarat to encompass problems faced by the agrarian community across...
(L-R) PM Modi has gained personally as the demonetisation move has projected him as a decisive and strong leader; the people, despite all odds, are not yet ready to criticise Modi. Photos: UNI

Modi riding demonetisation tiger

People are going through the pain of Modi’s demonetisation move in the belief that black money will be curbed. The acid test will be...
The official note from RBI reveals that it was virtually handed a fait accompli by the government to endorse the demonetization drive. Photo: Anil Shakya

Was RBI “pushed” by centre on demonetisation?

The demonetisation drive has shown that the central bank under Urjit Patel has surrendered its autonomy to the government. This doesn’t behove well for...
RBI Governor Urjit Patel. Photo: UNI

Urjit Patel’s wake-up call to Modi and Jaitley

The RBI governor spoke his mind on the economy at the Vibrant Gujarat Summit in Gandhinagar, breaking a spell of silence    ~By Parsa Venkateshwar Rao...
Shops in Paro, Bhutan. The cash crunch has seriously affected business. Photo: Ramesh Menon

Bhutan hit by demonetisation

This Himalayan kingdom too is facing a cash crunch which has affected trade, tourism and pilgrimages to India By Ramesh Menon in ThimpuBhutan, India’s neighbor,...

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