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  • Takeaways from Nirmala Sitharaman’s successful United States visit Oct 25, 2021 05:08 PM IST

    Takeaways from Nirmala Sitharaman’s successful United States visit

    As Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman's successful visit to the United States showed, there is a strong strategic partnership and close commercial ties between the US and India

  • It's high time GST Council reinvented itself  Sep 20, 2021 08:40 AM IST

    It's high time GST Council reinvented itself 

    Approach to compensation cess, fuel tax underscores the need for GST panel to change stance and focus on structural issues

  • Is NARCL the answer to the banking sector’s bad loans question? Sep 17, 2021 08:58 AM IST

    Is NARCL the answer to the banking sector’s bad loans question?

    India’s primary experience with asset reconstruction companies (ARCs) has not been great. Government guarantee, however, could be a game changer

  • NARCL a game-changer for India's bad debt resolution Sep 16, 2021 07:56 PM IST

    NARCL a game-changer for India's bad debt resolution

    Plugging the long-standing gap between policy intent and action, the government has displayed a firm resolve to expedite the recovery process of the banking sector

  • National Monetisation Pipeline | Rahul Gandhi’s criticism has misfired Aug 27, 2021 11:43 AM IST

    National Monetisation Pipeline | Rahul Gandhi’s criticism has misfired

    Rahul Gandhi accuses the Narendra Modi government of selling India's assets while forgetting that the National Monetisation Pipeline is a continuation of the UPA’s programmes 

  • Weekly Crypto Wrap: All that transpired in cryptocurrency this week Aug 22, 2021 01:13 PM IST

    Weekly Crypto Wrap: All that transpired in cryptocurrency this week

    Closer home, crypto adoption in India is exponentially growing, with the country ranking second, succeeded by Vietnam amidst the countries that make a lion’s share of cryptocurrency usage, with 9 percent of the respondents claiming to utilize cryptocurrency, per market research firm Finder.

  • Captain Gopinath: Retro tax was the art of luring, laying a booby trap on investors Aug 12, 2021 04:21 PM IST

    Captain Gopinath: Retro tax was the art of luring, laying a booby trap on investors

    India’s retrospective tax of 2012 was born out of hubris, a twisted sense of sovereignty, egged on by inflated egos of bureaucrats in the ministry of finance, and showed India in poor light as an unreliable investment partner — and damaged the economy 

  • Explained: All you need to know about the Tribunals Reforms Bill, 2021 passed in Rajya Sabha on August 9 Aug 09, 2021 04:40 PM IST

    Explained: All you need to know about the Tribunals Reforms Bill, 2021 passed in Rajya Sabha on August 9

    The Bill that seeks to abolish many appellate tribunals set up under various Acts, was passed in Lok Sabha by voice vote without a debate amid Opposition's protests on August 3.

  • The priority now must be vaccination, not a fiscal stimulus Jun 29, 2021 08:18 AM IST

    The priority now must be vaccination, not a fiscal stimulus

    Government support by way of credit guarantees and food and fertiliser subsidies is the right policy, till the masses are vaccinated 

  • Additional Rs 23, 220 crore earmarked for one year for public health care sector, says FM Nirmala Sitharaman Jun 28, 2021 05:39 PM IST

    Additional Rs 23, 220 crore earmarked for one year for public health care sector, says FM Nirmala Sitharaman

    With the additional Rs 23,220 crore earmarked for one year, FM Sitharaman said funding for short term HR augmentation through medical students (interns, residents, final year) and nursing students, will be focused on.

  • Total cost of PMGKAY scheme in FY2020-21 at Rs 1,33,972 crore, estimated fiscal impact at Rs 93,869 crore: FM Nirmala Sitharaman Jun 28, 2021 04:55 PM IST

    Total cost of PMGKAY scheme in FY2020-21 at Rs 1,33,972 crore, estimated fiscal impact at Rs 93,869 crore: FM Nirmala Sitharaman

    The total estimated fiscal impact of the scheme is seen at Rs 93,869 crore, bringing the total cost of PMGKAY to Rs 2,27,841 crores, she said.

  • Atmanirbhar Bharat Rozgar Yojana extended till March 31, 2022: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman Jun 28, 2021 04:28 PM IST

    Atmanirbhar Bharat Rozgar Yojana extended till March 31, 2022: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

    So far, a benefit of Rs 902 crore has been given to 21.42 lakh beneficiaries of 79,577 establishments till June 18, 2021, under this scheme, FM Sitharaman said.

  • COVID care — GST panel needs to move more quickly May 31, 2021 08:36 AM IST

    COVID care — GST panel needs to move more quickly

    Lack of consensus at the Council meeting, formation of GoM will only delay immediate revenue measures needed to help states combat the pandemic

  • Can GST mop-up momentum continue? May 05, 2021 09:38 AM IST

    Can GST mop-up momentum continue?

    April collection comfort will be short-lived unless government fast-tracks vaccination and comes up with recovery steps once second COVID wave wanes 

  • In defence of small savings rate cuts Apr 01, 2021 05:27 PM IST

    In defence of small savings rate cuts

    In its decision to reverse the cuts and maintain status quo on small saving deposit rates, the government has knowingly established a saver-borrower trade-off when, in the broader analysis, the lines between them are, at best, blurred

  • Analysis | PSB privatisation: Will there be takers for NPA-ridden government banks? Feb 16, 2021 02:30 PM IST

    Analysis | PSB privatisation: Will there be takers for NPA-ridden government banks?

    Most of the mid-sized government banks have high bad loans on the books, making it a risky bet for potential acquirers. But building a bad bank can change the scenario.

  • In push for privatisation, create fair markets and competition Feb 12, 2021 02:07 PM IST

    In push for privatisation, create fair markets and competition

    It is not ownership but governance which should impact businesses. Unfortunately, successive governments have not been able to reform the governance mixing it with ownership

  • A Modern Money Theory view of the Union Budget 2021 Feb 12, 2021 08:37 AM IST

    A Modern Money Theory view of the Union Budget 2021

    One of the important revelations in India and across the world this year is the critical role of fiscal policy and the misplaced paranoia over fiscal deficit target numbers

  • What must shape the new development financial institution? Feb 09, 2021 01:27 PM IST

    What must shape the new development financial institution?

    Government might need to allow tax-free and Statutory Liquidity Ratio (SLR) status for bonds issued by DFI to ensure stable and low-cost access to capital

  • Strategic Sectors | PSUs should continue to play a pivotal role Feb 08, 2021 01:22 PM IST

    Strategic Sectors | PSUs should continue to play a pivotal role

    The defence reforms set in motion recently will hopefully provide greater synergy between the private sector and the government in line with the ‘Make in India’ initiative

  • Budget 2021 is a sigh of relief for startup ecosystem Feb 05, 2021 02:04 PM IST

    Budget 2021 is a sigh of relief for startup ecosystem

    The startup ecosystem is now ready to draw upon its structural strengths such as the availability of a strong talent pool combined with a large amount of foreign capital flowing into the ecosystem

  • Scrappage policy for old vehicles is good, but not enough Feb 05, 2021 08:51 AM IST

    Scrappage policy for old vehicles is good, but not enough

    The scheme should be part of a larger effort to steer the Indian car owner towards electric vehicles 

  • Securities Markets Code | Rewrite from scratch existing laws to form new legislation Feb 04, 2021 02:42 PM IST

    Securities Markets Code | Rewrite from scratch existing laws to form new legislation

    The big question is whether the new securities market code will merely combine the multifarious provisions into one place with minor fine-tuning, or whether there will be a thorough revamp to reflect current and future challenges

  • Moody’s warns of India’s high fiscal deficit Feb 04, 2021 10:23 AM IST

    Moody’s warns of India’s high fiscal deficit

    The rating agency says India’s debt burden has risen further above the Baa-rated median and its debt affordability remains the weakest among Baa-rated peers

  • How the post-pandemic Budget compares to the post-financial crisis one Feb 03, 2021 09:33 AM IST

    How the post-pandemic Budget compares to the post-financial crisis one

    A startling coincidence is that both the Budgets aimed for a fiscal deficit of 6.8 percent of GDP

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