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  • Explained | Why two-wheeler industry desperately seeks GST rate cut Aug 26, 2020 02:21 PM IST

    Explained | Why two-wheeler industry desperately seeks GST rate cut

    The introduction of GST trimmed tax rate on two-wheelers to 28 percent from 30 percent. But with other safety and emission-related norms adding to the cost burden, the industry was anything but happy being in the highest GST slab rate.

  • Abolishing LTCG could be an easy way for the government to boost the economy Aug 26, 2020 09:20 AM IST

    Abolishing LTCG could be an easy way for the government to boost the economy

    For the government, loss in revenue on account of LTCG would not be much, but for the markets it would be a big sentiment booster

  • Manufacturing | Companies need a new set of priorities for success in the long term Jun 12, 2020 02:21 PM IST

    Manufacturing | Companies need a new set of priorities for success in the long term

    Companies need to develop a list of time-bound and well-defined activities that need to be carried out while re-starting factory operations.

  • Digital healthcare gets a boost during COVID-19 Jun 08, 2020 11:08 AM IST

    Digital healthcare gets a boost during COVID-19

    COVID-19 offers a silver lining for eHealth platforms — to embrace change, join forces, and to innovate, creating real value in the healthcare ecosystem

  • Modi Govt 2.0 | Bold steps with a focus on long-term reforms May 29, 2020 10:35 AM IST

    Modi Govt 2.0 | Bold steps with a focus on long-term reforms

    The Narendra Modi-led government has enacted several vital reforms and taken long-term policy decisions aimed at restructuring the economy

  • Modi Govt 2.0 | India at the cusp of a new growth story May 27, 2020 12:44 PM IST

    Modi Govt 2.0 | India at the cusp of a new growth story

    PM Narendra Modi’s focus remains on big reforms, structural changes and in the ease of doing business. This will help India in the post-COVID-19 world

  • Coronavirus | Federation of Indian exporters expects order loss of nearly 50% Apr 08, 2020 12:24 PM IST

    Coronavirus | Federation of Indian exporters expects order loss of nearly 50%

    India's textile industry too is reeling under the impact of COVID-19. Eleven countries buy 41 percent of India's cotton yarn exports and all these countries have reported COVID-19 cases, according to the Cotton Textiles Export Promotion Council (Texprocil)

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Can India spark a rebound in economic growth? Mar 12, 2020 01:42 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Can India spark a rebound in economic growth?

    Can India seize this moment and present an opportunity to be the next emerging manufacturing hub? It is not impossible as India has done it in the past by building its reputation in service exports.

  • Coronavirus | The COVID-19 outbreak may slow down globalisation further Mar 04, 2020 09:40 AM IST

    Coronavirus | The COVID-19 outbreak may slow down globalisation further

    Even if there is a limited outbreak outside China, a sharp slowdown in global growth is expected. The OECD now predicts that both China and India are expected to grow around 5 percent in 2020.

  • No impact on investment due to slowdown: ONGC chief Feb 20, 2020 08:48 AM IST

    No impact on investment due to slowdown: ONGC chief

    Speaking to reporters here, ONGC Chairman and Managing Director Shashi Shanker said the investment of the company are long-term and take time to yield profits.

  • Policy | Coronavirus exposes the brittleness of China’s economic prowess Feb 18, 2020 03:46 PM IST

    Policy | Coronavirus exposes the brittleness of China’s economic prowess

    The COVID-19 outbreak has not only brought to fore the employment uncertainty workers face in the service sector but has also showed China’s incapacity to come up with a formal solution to this. This is a problem that echoes in India as well.

  • Corporate India’s poor Q3 numbers were a trailer, Q4 could be worse Feb 18, 2020 09:25 AM IST

    Corporate India’s poor Q3 numbers were a trailer, Q4 could be worse

    Topline growth has slowed down further, but the surprise is the drop in net profit despite the corporate tax cut

  • Budget 2020 | Five steps towards restoring business and consumer confidence Jan 31, 2020 10:55 AM IST

    Budget 2020 | Five steps towards restoring business and consumer confidence

    With a fear of budget deficit at a time when a number of critical sectors are in need for finance, this is going to be one of the most challenging budgets.

  • FMCG slowdown: Rural growth stable; urban decelerates Jan 27, 2020 08:09 PM IST

    FMCG slowdown: Rural growth stable; urban decelerates

    FMCG companies refused to comment on this trend, claiming silent period ahead of the quarterly result season.

  • Data show the credit crunch is at the root of the current slowdown Jan 20, 2020 09:07 AM IST

    Data show the credit crunch is at the root of the current slowdown

    The flow of financial resources to the commercial sector, as a percentage of Gross Value Added, has fallen sharply

  • FMCG sector may continue to reel under pressure until Q3 FY21: CARE Ratings Jan 09, 2020 07:50 PM IST

    FMCG sector may continue to reel under pressure until Q3 FY21: CARE Ratings

    Rural India, which usually projects about 30 percent higher growth rates than that of urban, is currently displaying similar growth rates.

  • JK Tyre plan to slash 50% of debt by 2023: CFO Sanjeev Aggarwal Jan 07, 2020 12:12 PM IST

    JK Tyre plan to slash 50% of debt by 2023: CFO Sanjeev Aggarwal

    The company is holding hopes on the potential increase in exports and replacement market to de-risk its business

  • Bosch India to cut thousands of jobs amid economic slump, sector slowdown Jan 03, 2020 12:51 PM IST

    Bosch India to cut thousands of jobs amid economic slump, sector slowdown

    Bosch India MD Soumitra Bhattacharya confirmed that the layoffs would take place over the next four years

  • Slowdown forces aggressive cost cuts at Tata Motors, co may offer VRS to 1,600 employees Nov 28, 2019 02:05 PM IST

    Slowdown forces aggressive cost cuts at Tata Motors, co may offer VRS to 1,600 employees

    The scheme will be offered to employees of different departments, across its businesses of passenger and commercial vehicles, sources said

  • RSS urges govt to focus on rural economy to beat slowdown: Report Nov 20, 2019 11:19 AM IST

    RSS urges govt to focus on rural economy to beat slowdown: Report

    A senior RSS functionary said the organisation raised the issue at a meeting with Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman last month

  • Tepid demand forces ICICI Bank to shutter project finance division Nov 05, 2019 06:50 PM IST

    Tepid demand forces ICICI Bank to shutter project finance division

    While the bank is still open to lending opportunities in the infra space, it has reallocated the specialised staff to its larger wholesale banking vertical.

  • India's October jobless rate rises to 8.5%, highest in over 3 years: CMIE Nov 01, 2019 10:47 AM IST

    India's October jobless rate rises to 8.5%, highest in over 3 years: CMIE

    India's infrastructure output fell 5.2% in September from a year earlier, the worst performance in years, government data showed on Thursday, while the industrial output shrank at its fastest rate in more than six years in August.

  • Banking wrap: SBI, ICICI Bank report lesser bad loan accretion; slowdown concerns remain Oct 27, 2019 09:58 AM IST

    Banking wrap: SBI, ICICI Bank report lesser bad loan accretion; slowdown concerns remain

    Axis Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank expect higher slippages, Bandhan Bank looks to ramp up home loan portfolio

  • RBI MPC Minutes: Shaktikanta Das says need to watch government's fiscal deficit Oct 18, 2019 09:05 PM IST

    RBI MPC Minutes: Shaktikanta Das says need to watch government's fiscal deficit

    MPC member Chetan Ghate said that it is premature to speculate on the impact of tax rate cut on the fiscal deficit.

  • Slowdown blues | Economy to start looking up in H2 FY20, say economists Oct 18, 2019 11:17 AM IST

    Slowdown blues | Economy to start looking up in H2 FY20, say economists

    There has been a strong demand for a cut in GST rates and income tax as well, to boost consumer demand. However, given the current fiscal situation, it looks less likely that the government will go for such measures.

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