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  • Automakers stare at a rough drive as car sales fast run out of fuel Jul 16, 2019 11:24 AM IST

    Automakers stare at a rough drive as car sales fast run out of fuel

    Loan taps are drying up, rains are playing hide and seek, and a technological disruption is looming. Not exactly the best of times for automobile companies.

  • Policy | India gets a bit protectionist as contradictory forces are at play Jul 16, 2019 08:27 AM IST

    Policy | India gets a bit protectionist as contradictory forces are at play

    Reducing import dependence and curbing non-essential imports means going back in time. The overarching need for the economy to simply become more globally competitive also seems to have got a bit eclipsed.

  • Policy | Rapid growth puts greater demand for an efficient judicial system Jul 15, 2019 01:18 PM IST

    Policy | Rapid growth puts greater demand for an efficient judicial system

    It is understood that rising income has a positive impact on rising crime. Therefore, neglect of the judiciary and the justice system as a whole can lead to erosion in governance and rule of law itself.

  • It is getting harder for FPIs to dodge the super-rich tax Jul 15, 2019 12:24 PM IST

    It is getting harder for FPIs to dodge the super-rich tax

    Foreign portfolio investors are a baffled lot. The trouble is the increase in tax surcharge doesn’t sit well with government’s stated intention of making India an investment hotspot.

  • Policy | FPIs in the face of changing tax rates Jul 15, 2019 10:00 AM IST

    Policy | FPIs in the face of changing tax rates

    If India recognises the role played by FPIs to the depth and breadth of its capital markets as positive, then making its investment in India more expensive cannot be the way to do it.

  • Policy | For the education sector, the budget offers a mixed bag Jul 15, 2019 08:50 AM IST

    Policy | For the education sector, the budget offers a mixed bag

    The Kothari Commission and subsequent committees have emphasised the need of higher spending in the education sector at par with developed countries, which spend close to 5-6 per cent of GDP on education.

  • Price a circuit-breaker for electric mobility Jul 12, 2019 11:14 AM IST

    Price a circuit-breaker for electric mobility

    One of the biggest challenges that the automobile industry faces is making electric vehicles more attractive for personal use from the point of cost.

  • Budget 2019 | Why the FM saw red on trade Jul 10, 2019 09:27 AM IST

    Budget 2019 | Why the FM saw red on trade

    Why India's government wants to shore up customs duty collections, in addition to giving an impetus to Make in India

  • The government’s decision to stick to the fiscal deficit target is an unalloyed good Jul 09, 2019 12:01 PM IST

    The government’s decision to stick to the fiscal deficit target is an unalloyed good

    Businesses and equity markets will have to bear the short-term costs of fiscal restraint

  • Rising effective tax rate creates headroom for further corporate tax cuts Jul 09, 2019 09:07 AM IST

    Rising effective tax rate creates headroom for further corporate tax cuts

    The effective corporate tax rate in 2017-18 has risen to 29.5percent, a good three percentage points higher than a year ago and is the highest in the past five years

  • Budget 2019 | Are relaxed sourcing norms for single-brand retail sign of a bigger thaw? Jul 08, 2019 04:29 PM IST

    Budget 2019 | Are relaxed sourcing norms for single-brand retail sign of a bigger thaw?

    Things really didn’t work out with mandatory local sourcing of retail products. That possibly might force a government rethink for multi-brand retailing

  • Budget 2019: Deep reforms in agriculture have to wait for another day Jul 06, 2019 11:56 AM IST

    Budget 2019: Deep reforms in agriculture have to wait for another day

    For all the talk of the huge election mandate, agriculture as a sector failed to find its pride of place in the latest budgetary exercise. A political consensus can tilt he scales though

  • $5 trillion economy: Budget 2019 takes an inclusive approach Jul 05, 2019 09:46 PM IST

    $5 trillion economy: Budget 2019 takes an inclusive approach

    The government largely intends to achieve this through investment-led growth rather than the traditional consumption-driven method

  • A prudent and progressive Budget: FM steps up to the challenge Jul 05, 2019 09:22 PM IST

    A prudent and progressive Budget: FM steps up to the challenge

    Once and for all, the FM will have to undertake a massive fiscal cleansing operation to restore the credibility of our Budget exercise

  • Budget 2019 | For the infrastructure sector, it reads more like a vision statement Jul 05, 2019 08:08 PM IST

    Budget 2019 | For the infrastructure sector, it reads more like a vision statement

    The Budget did give out a positive statement. It lacks a clear road map as to how to achieve certain targets proposed.

  • Budget paves way for debt-fuelled spending binge on investments and consumption Jul 05, 2019 07:07 PM IST

    Budget paves way for debt-fuelled spending binge on investments and consumption

    This push to increase credit offtake may take some time to bear fruit.

  • The 2019-20 Union Budget ignores the water crisis Jul 05, 2019 07:02 PM IST

    The 2019-20 Union Budget ignores the water crisis

    The government has talked a lot about what they want to do to address the challenges related to water but the budgetary allocations don’t show the same urgency

  • Budget 2019 | The Har Ghar Jal scheme could be Modi’s ticket to 2024 Jul 05, 2019 06:45 PM IST

    Budget 2019 | The Har Ghar Jal scheme could be Modi’s ticket to 2024

    If the focus on Swachh Bharat Abhiyan helped the BJP in 2019, expect the Har Ghar Jal scheme to do the same for the party in 2024.

  • Budget maintains continuity with its long-term policy focus on investment-led growth Jul 05, 2019 06:44 PM IST

    Budget maintains continuity with its long-term policy focus on investment-led growth

    The Budget addresses some of the issues holding back growth, without loosening the fiscal purse strings

  • Budget 2019 | Why BJP is back to the basics Jul 05, 2019 06:23 PM IST

    Budget 2019 | Why BJP is back to the basics

    The Budget's focus on rural India was an outcome of a very politically-conscious decision by Narendra Modi to not lose sight of poor voters whose transformation alone can perk up demand and consumption.

  • Budget 2019 | Directionally positive budget, but devoid of firepower and short-term stimulus Jul 05, 2019 05:58 PM IST

    Budget 2019 | Directionally positive budget, but devoid of firepower and short-term stimulus

    While the Budget has several things going for it, the budgetary arithmetic is to be taken with a pinch of salt

  • Budget 2019 | Clean mobility gets a big push, ball is in the automakers’ court now Jul 05, 2019 05:50 PM IST

    Budget 2019 | Clean mobility gets a big push, ball is in the automakers’ court now

    Sitharaman’s proposed tax sops for buyers of electric cars, customs exemptions for car makers, investments for infrastructure development will force the industry to bite the bullet

  • Budget 2019| Measures to strengthen NBFC and Banking sector Jul 05, 2019 05:41 PM IST

    Budget 2019| Measures to strengthen NBFC and Banking sector

    Measures proposed in Budget 2019 do give teeth to the RBI for regulating NBFCs and HFCs. The question of execution will remain

  • Budget 2019 | Should we take the Budget numbers at face value? Jul 05, 2019 05:09 PM IST

    Budget 2019 | Should we take the Budget numbers at face value?

    FAQs on the Budget estimates

  • Budget 2019 | Markets get a raw deal from Budget 2019 Jul 05, 2019 04:50 PM IST

    Budget 2019 | Markets get a raw deal from Budget 2019

    Market expectation of tweaking taxes has not be met but surprises in the form of lower promoter shareholding and buyback tax has dampened mood

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