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Team FM says only public investment can spur GDP

Tax mop-up set to fall short by Rs 1 lakh cr but mid-year economic analysis sticks to 4.1% fiscal deficit target

GST in House, biggest tax reform gets rolling

All goods, except alcohol, and services covered; states allowed to initially charge VAT and Centre excise on petroleum products

GST to give a boost e-commerce companies

Expected to resolve many supply chain issues which impacts the sector

Bill to amend electricity Act tabled in Lok Sabha

The amendments aim to provide those consuming less than one megawatt a choice of power distribution companies, separate the content and carriage ...

CAG exposes irregularity in Indian Railways' freight management

Railways' rolling stock procurement for freight not in line with required assessment

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Excerpts from the Mid-Year Economic Analysis, 2014-15

It seems imperative to consider the case for reviving public investment as one of the key engines of growth going forward, not to replace ...

No consensus on what will replace Plan panel

Some of the proposals might be difficult to implement, especially those that give states a say in the financial allocations in Central schemes

5 reasons why Modi govt may miss FY15 disinvestment target

Despite better investment appetite, the govt may find it difficult to raise Rs 43,000 crore through stake sales in FY15

Railways has a wagonload of woes

Wagon shortage has now begun to show even during the lean season

Public procurement policy target a bridge too far?

The size of India's public procurement market was variously estimated in 2011 and 2012 at Rs 12-15 lakh crore by the Planning Commission, CUTS ...

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Russia in trouble

Perils of open capital account underlined

A temporary reprieve

United States Federal Reserve gives emerging markets a breather

Let SpiceJet fail

Government aid to SpiceJet hurts economy

What does zero inflation mean for the Indian economy?

RBI should spell out its thinking on rates

The Sundarbans spill

India, Bangladesh need joint mitigating strategy

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Shyam Ponappa: Extractive charges on spectrum and petroleum
Shyam Ponappa

The author examines whether government levies on these critical inputs are beneficial or detrimental

Barun Roy: A sequel to Hong Kong?
Barun Roy

Recent efforts to promote trade and tourism between China and Taiwan show the latter's risk factor as a flashpoint is no longer acute

Arvind Panagariya: India must call the US' bluff on patents
Arvind Panagariya

The recent US-India friction over trade is being driven by Big Pharma

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Putting an end to regulatory logjam

As the government gears up to regulate the e-commerce business, the industry has to step up its compliance effort

Related-Party Transactions: Learning from the USL case

Rejection of important RPT, which is not abusive, by a small group of minority shareholders is likely to hurt the company

Follow a phased, sequential approach for entry

Legal profession in India is different and distinct from the profession practised elsewhere in the world. It is more litigation-oriented as is ...


Foreign firms must submit to Indian disciplinary rules

There is a need to create a level-playing field before foreign firms are allowed to enter and practise in India

Settlement must be free from duress

Settlement of disputes can be challenged in court if a dominant corporation uses coercion, duress or undue influence of various types against a ...

Making the company law work

Amendments to the provisions of Companies Act, 2013 since April are largely the result of a drive to increase ease of doing business and correct ...

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Economic Indicators

YoY (In %) Current Qtr Ago Yr Ago
Inflation (31/10) 1.77 5.41 7.24
IIP (31/10) -4.20 0.50 -1.60
GDP (30/09) 5.30 5.70 4.80
CPI (30/11) 4.38 7.96 11.16
CRR (29/01) 4.00 4.75 5.50
Bank rate (05/12) 9.00 9.00 8.75