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It is time the Centre recognised the early signs of protests from states on various governance issues
One wonders why the govt continues to allow an opaque pricing structure and does not look at taking advantage of reduced crude oil prices to shore up its finances
GDP figures for October-December 2018 quarter will reflect both the stress in the financial services sector as also the corporate sector's festival earnings.
Cracking the ease of doing biz code should be accompanied with efforts to do better than other countries
Will Mr Jaitley introduce a fourth departure from past practices by presenting a full Budget with the usual tax proposals and expenditure outlays for 2019-20?
The government assuming more powers under companies law no substitute for beefing up the NCLT network
The use of Section 7 is fraught with risks, but it also keeps the RBI in the clear and makes the government accountable to its actions on influencing the central bank's policies
Independence of RBI as a regulator is vital and this can be easily undermined by such public display of differences
The fall in the share of direct taxes may have been caused as much due to their tepid growth rates of 9% and 7% in 2014-15 and 2015-16, respectively
With foreign travel and studying abroad accounting for the bulk of the remittances by Indians, using a sledgehammer may not work
Govt needs to deliberate on how to rebuild a pool of economists who could contribute to the bench strength of talent to help steer economic policy management in a far more complex & risk-prone economy
Several items, which now attract higher levies, have seen a decline or slowdown in imports
Retail prices of petrol and diesel would have been 2-3 per cent less than what they are today, if states had converted their VAT into a specific rate at the same level that prevailed in April
This may be the time for a fresh look at the reform narrative
There is no doubt that meeting a widening current account deficit will be a challenge for the government, particularly in the run-up to the general elections