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Budget 2019: No big bang, but capex push a big plus

Union Budget 2019: Commitment to build infra with a `100-lakh- crore spend should help foster job creation

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Budget 2019: Funds for infrastructure may be hard to find for govt – here’ why

Budget 2019: While the government’s market borrowings are reasonable at `4.2 lakh crore, over-borrowing outside of the Budget can also drive up interest rates and crowd out the private sector.

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Budget 2019: Don’t ‘dwarf’ the country’s growth

Budget 2019-20: Eco Survey rightly argues policy shouldn’t create ‘dwarf’ firms as this hits growth & jobs, makes a case for sweeping reforms

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Big reforms a must to sustain GDP

With credit slowing and demand weak, India needs a fresh burst of investment, but that requires across-the-board reforms

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Does Modi think there is a crisis? If he doesn’t, big reforms are unlikely

If he doesn’t—as he didn’t in the last five years—the govt is unlikely to undertake the big reforms India so sorely needs.

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Exit poll results: Decisive Modi, Balakot worked for the NDA

Even if the NDA hasn’t done all that it promised, especially in terms of creating more jobs, the voters believe the PM has tried.

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How corporate sector fared in five years of Modi Sarkar

With commodity prices rebounding, operating profits are expected to decelerate a touch.

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HDFC Bank CEO Aditya Puri: India is an under-penetrated market

HDFC Bank today is a financial experience. You can shop in a secure manner buy consumer durables, hotel rooms, travel tickets or movie tickets.

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Lack of banking licence is not something we miss: Bajaj Finserv MD

General insurance penetration and density are among the lowest as compared to China, Russia, Thailand and Brazil and life insurance is still the only long-term savings option available to urban and rural consumers.

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Maharashtra and Haryana have shown the way to implement NOTA

Jagdeep S Chhokar, one of founders of the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) and the former IIM Ahmedabad professor says that even though there are no real positive changes in the country’s democracy, there is hope fo

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IBC is a welcome change, will promoters behave this time?

IBC is a welcome change, and RBI has tightened exposure norms but there are ways around this; so eternal vigilance is the key

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FE CFO awards: Lifetime Achievement award goes to Koushik Chatterjee

Chatterjee says negotiating with bankers is a little like playing poker or a mind game.

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FE CFO Awards: Srinivas Phatak – Pulling the right lever

As CFO, Hindustan Unilever, Phatak has just overseen one of the biggest M&A transactions ever by the company—the acquisition of GSK India’s consumer health foods business.

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FE CFO Awards: Sashi Jagdishan — Never off balance

Jagdishan says the biggest challenge at HDFC Bank is living up to the standards that the lender has set for itself.

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Lok Sabha Elections: Why economy can’t be PM Modi’s USP

The NDA can’t really claim it has brought back acchhe din; the economy certainly can’t be a talking point in the polls.

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Explained: Why Modinomics won’t fetch votes for BJP

There has been some traction on resolving the twin balance sheet problem and the GDP is clocking 8% growth. But, the NPA problem still looms and rising GDP has not created jobs.

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Stock market crash: RBI, SEBI caught napping, should have kept a closer watch

Hungry for market share, lenders have failed to cover their risks adequately while promoters have bent the rules

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Budget 2019: Govt’s move to address farm distress too little, too late

With PM Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana and credit subventions, the government woos the rural populace ahead of elections

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Budget 2019: From a summer of hope, the mood is now cautious

Good progress on schemes for the poor & big reforms like GST/IBC gaining traction, but little for industry or the farm has hit sentiment

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Job data: BJP faces its ‘India Shining’ moment

Read with the slowing consumption, even the rosiest projection means the jobs are low-paying

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FE Best Banks Awards: Know who gets the Lifetime Achievement Award

They don’t make them like Arundhati Bhattacharya any more. A public sector CEO with the confidence to say no with the full knowledge it might cost her the job.

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FE Best Banks Awards: Romesh Sobti — Banking’s Rahul Dravid

Romesh Sobti can never forget the day when as a probationer at a State Bank of India (SBI) branch in Motihari he was told to run into the branch manager’s chambers.

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Strong RBI helps the economy: Know why raiding RBI reserves is a bad idea

Govt asking RBI to relax PCA norms and forbearance on power loans is odd since no govt has done more to fix bank balance sheets via the IBC route.

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FY 19 growth to be slower than expected; here’s why

Meaningful capex is unlikely before 2020-21, with banks reluctant to lend and India Inc overleveraged.

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Attacking Raghuram Rajan to defend demonetisation is not justified

Had Rajan not initiated banks’ clean-up, there may not have been any banking system left. Apart from this, Rajan’s actions are what led to the BJP’s biggest reform, on insolvency.

Opinion News

The rupee is in a very sweet spot

The single biggest problem in the Indian economy is that there is still a reluctance and unwillingness of the private sector to invest. It is a complex situation, and we do not know when it will get resolved, says Hitendra Da

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Aadhar-enabled Payments System: Big banks’ market-loss fear slows Narendra Modi’s AePS push

Despite a big push by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) for greater use of the Aadhaar-enabled Payments System (AePS), the apprehension on the part of larger banks that they might lose market share is slowing the process.

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