Opinion

Protecting Indian air space

Chinese satellites taking over the air space in South Asia using a predatory pricing mechanism could be a worrying phenomenon.

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India’s export competitiveness: Are exchange rates the key?

The impact will be at the margins as long as the overall growth of India’s established market remains slow

India’s export competitiveness: Are exchange rates the key?

A ‘chota recharge’ model for the internet

Allowing telecom companies to calibrate internet access prices, based on consumer affordability, can increase usage by current customers and attract new customers

A ‘chota recharge’ model for the internet

A path to transfer pricing certainty

A careful mapping of global policies where relevant, alignment of documentation with the implemented model, and evolving a framework that sustains generation of robust data are needed

A path to transfer pricing certainty

Column: Change the fiscal year

There is a very strong case to get the government’s fiscal year to start around Deepavali

Column: Change the fiscal year

Column: Why net neutrality?

Economic analysis suggests that net neutrality may weigh against efficiency in the build-out of infrastructure

Column: Why net neutrality?

Corridors of Power: A new NITI for measuring poverty

Estimation of poverty based on development parameters like availability of housing, roads, power, health facilities, education and jobs will be a better model for funding schemes

Corridors of Power: A new NITI for measuring poverty

Nurturing start-ups

Kochi-based Startup Village helps students turn entrepreneurs

Nurturing start-ups

States must get fiscally responsible

The net resource transfer to the states will rise from 5.4% of GDP in FY15 to 6% in FY16.

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Placing the burden of bounced cheques

As per the proposed changes, a cheque bounce case will be tried only by a court in whose jurisdiction the payee’s bank lies

Placing the burden of bounced cheques

India’s foreign trade policy: Overlooking downsides

Indian exports would have to expand beyond their skins to achieve the growth rate the policy expects them to

India’s foreign trade policy: Overlooking downsides

Column: Sugar buffer will be bitter

Centre must address the cane politics of states, or the demand-supply mismatch will remain

Column: Sugar buffer will be bitter

Infratweets: NITI versus Planning

In the wake of the newly-formed NITI Aayog, the Parliamentary Standing Committee feels the ministry of planning has been rendered redundant.

Infratweets: NITI versus Planning

Poverty reduction: Govt intervention yes, but target it better

Access to banking and improvement in agricultural productivity have the largest effects in reducing poverty

Poverty reduction: Govt intervention yes, but target it better

No more surprises from RBI

Transmission of policy rates to lending rates needs to be thoroughly discussed on an ongoing basis

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Column: Getting US growth moving again

A more progressive tax structure may help but the country needs a change in the structure of fiscal policy

Column: Getting US growth moving again

Column: Make-in-India needs a robust IP regime

A policy outlining minimum IP capability with necessary execution framework and authority is a must

Column: Make-in-India needs a robust IP regime

LTU requires an overhaul

The world is adopting the GAAR; we cannot simply have the SAAR. Transfer pricing is not enough. The main challenge is that it should be applied in the right way.

LTU requires an overhaul

Tamil Nadu can’t afford to rest on its laurels

The Global Investors Meet, which was announced last October, was postponed after Jayalalithaa’s conviction in September.

Tamil Nadu can’t afford to rest on its laurels

We need to go electronic on cross-border trade

Make-in-India requires bringing in change across all business elements, and transforming cross-border trade is vital to achieve that

We need to go electronic on cross-border trade

From Plate to Plough: A wake-up call from the farms

The current agrarian crisis needs to be converted into an opportunity for change, and to benefit our farmers

From Plate to Plough: A wake-up call from the farms

Column: Tories and Labour are almost twins

A victory by either party shouldn’t be too damaging to the economy

Column: Tories and Labour are almost twins

Ease trading of power

Power transmission should be opened up for private investment with transparent regulation and facilitation

Ease trading of power

IPR must promote local innovation

India can appropriately balance IP rights, innovation and development priorities

IPR must promote local innovation

Monetary policy transmission and banking regulations

Global growth is more a function of domestic economic policies rather than international coordination of national efforts

Monetary policy transmission and banking regulations

Over the top: Golf in Xanadu

If you haven’t been to Aamby Valley GC—seamlessly camouflaged within the lush jungles of the Western Ghats—nothing can prepare you for what you’ll find.

Over the top: Golf in Xanadu

Inside track

Prime Minister Narendra Modi broke with convention on at least four occasions on his recent visit to France, Germany and Canada.

Inside track
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