GDP Figures: Gaming the System

Consumption, investment, government spending and exports were all higher under the Manmohan Singh government than under Modi. Yet, somehow, revisions of past GDP numbers...
Following IL&FS’ default crisis in September 2018, more than 70 independent director positions lie vacant/Photo: ilfsindia.com

Independent Directorship at IL&FS: Put on Notice

Above: Following IL&FS’ default crisis in September 2018, more than 70 independent director positions lie vacant/Photo: ilfsindia.com Beleaguered IL&FS has seen few takers for the...
Jet Airways, India’s second largest carrier, has piled up debts of over Rs 8,500 crore/Photo: UNI

A Swap with No Magic

Above: Jet Airways, India’s second largest carrier, has piled up debts of over Rs 8,500 crore/Photo: UNI The move by banks to take over...
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:...
(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...
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...

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...
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,...
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...
In October 2017, a panel set up by the RBI recommended the establishment of a public credit registry to collate all loan info for individuals and corporate borrowers/Photo: UNI

Public Credit Registry: For a Few Pennies More…

Above: In October 2017, a panel set up by the RBI recommended the establishment of a public credit registry to collate all loan info...

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