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:...
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...
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...
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...

What’s the fuss about?

Despite festering doubts, foreign direct investment in retailing is an enabling policy as it brings in capital and jobs which will have better training...
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the Automatic Exchange of Common Information kicking in from 2018, unaccounted wealth in banks in Switzerland is being withdrawn and parked in the...
(Left) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley (10th in first row from left) in a group photo during the 23rd GST Council meeting at Guwahati. Photo: PIB

GST: Course Correction

Above: (Left) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley (10th in first row from left) in a group photo during the 23rd GST Council meeting at Guwahati....
(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...

Hits and Misses

There were great expectations from this budget, but these seem to have fallen woefully short. It didn’t set the markets on fire, didn’t spur...

Farmers Breathe Easy

Farmers of Devbhoomi Dwarka district get interim relief after moving a writ of mandamus against Essar Power and the state government By Kaushik Joshi Fearing arm-twisting...

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