RBI review: What Rajan needs more than an effective monetary transmission policy

Today, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will announce its first bimonthly monetary policy for fiscal 2016-17. The expectation is that RBI will cut the policy repo rate by at least 25 basis points (bps)

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RBI rate cut may help, but monsoon, most critical for growth pick-up

RBI rate cut apart, in the absence of the possibility of a quick revival in investments, good monsoon this year, after two failed years, is crucial for boosting rural demand and also manufacturing and

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Regulation Mess

India would do better to learn from other jurisdictions on regulating nutraceuticals

Odd-even scheme: Clarity on real causes of pollution wanted, not rampant populism

Odd-even scheme: It is getting increasingly difficult to make sense of what is going on when it comes to the capital’s anti-pollution drive.

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RBI policy review: Will Guv Raghuram Rajan go for 25 bps repo rate cut or 50 bps?

While the consensus is on a 25 basis points (bps) repo rate cut on Tuesday when the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) meets to review monetary policy, there is an outside chance that Governor Raghuram Rajan

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Column: Financial services banking on tech

While technology presents an opportunity, it also poses a threat as it lowers barriers to entry.

Column: When will private investment revive?

Monetary policy seems to have lost the bite to rekindle expectations

The last or the penultimate?

Based on the experience of 2015 when the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) had cut repo immediately after the Budget, the market was abuzz with hopes for a similar action by RBI this year, especially as the

‘Happening Haryana’ to ‘Invest Karnataka’, states should compete for Make-in-India

The Make in India campaign should not be seen as a political stunt, but as a platform to promote competitive federalism.

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Basking in an illusory sunshine

The Revenue secretary is reported to have sent a missive to the Central Board of Direct Taxes asking the board to explain why direct taxes collection had fallen short of the revised estimates.

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Inside track

Sonia Gandhi tried her level best to find a solution when she realised that the Modi government would go to any extent to topple the Harish Rawat government in Uttarakhand.

Time to build, but MS Dhoni must be calm

The team should build on its recent T20 performance and carry it forward to the ODIs, but ‘captain cool’ shouldn’t get ruffled by retirement-related enquiries

Editorial: Relooking the FRBM

Montek Ahluwalia has some good suggestions

Tata Steel case: Cyrus Mistry should have tried to sell Corus earlier

Though this is the first time since 2010 that the Corus operations have turned in an ebitda loss, of Rs 340 crore in the first 9 months of FY16, the fact is the UK operations have been bleeding Tata S

Environmental Violations

Penalty hike is fine, but fixing clearances and enforcement are crucial

Column: Clearing the air on DBTL’s impact

The Rs 12,700-crore figure indicated potential savings, not the actual in FY15

Column: New DPP guns for Make-in-India

The Defence Procurement Procedure 2016 seeks to encourage MSMEs

Lessons from the Vijay Mallya episode

It presents a good opportunity to carry out fundamental reforms in the banking industry

Data Drive: Broadband speed crunch continues

India is still a laggard when it comes to high-speed broadband connectivity.

Pushing Ayurveda

Clinical trials for Ayurvedic drugs could work wonders for acceptability abroad

Editorial: Another capex hurdle

As a share of GDP, it has fallen 50 bps for 14 states

Editorial: Ninth Schedule again

Can govt get away with Jat reservation strategy?

Column: FDI policy for e-commerce, just a cosmetic change

The problem lies in the government de facto shutting the door for FDI in multibrand offline retail.

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Column: China’s economic identity crisis

The shift in focus from consumer-led rebalancing to supply-side reforms is premature.

Innovation, but at a reasonable cost

As a nation, we should decide how we want our policy to encourage innovation, as well as have a well-functioning competitive marketplace.

Amendments to the Arbitration Act: Choosing between time and justice

Arbitration must ensure justice instead of just focusing on strict adherence to the time-limits.

Financial inclusion eludes female-headed households

The socio-economic status of female-headed households is falling; they present a genuine case for affirmative action by state and central governments for improving their well-being.

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