Opinion

Banking on rural deposits

Payments banks and small banks must learn from the Jan Dhan Yojana experience and concentrate on rural depositors

Banking on rural deposits

Getting the best out of gold

India’s latest balance of trade figures have once again thrown the spotlight on gold.

Getting the best out of gold

Infratweet: Toothless green regulator of no use

A slew of measures have been taken by RBI to get more long term finance into Indian infrastructure...

Infratweet: Toothless green regulator of no use

Column: Having your gas and eating it too

For all its seeming reasonable, that’s what the CAG report on Reliance Industries really adds up to

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India’s RCEP challenge

The RCEP member countries should ensure that this arrangement does not end up pursuing the narrow objective of just seeking each other’s market

India’s RCEP challenge

State VAT: Back to square one

The changes effected by the Punjab and Kerala govts have set a bad precedent for other states

State VAT: Back to square one

Column: Can we now stop worrying about oil prices?

The petroleum era, which began in the 1970s, seems to be ending; it is a natural victim of evolving technology

Column: Can we now stop worrying about oil prices?

Natural gas for India’s energy security

Gas is cleaner than other hydrocarbons. It is widely available across the world and is linked to global markets through pipelines.

Natural gas for India’s energy security

Monetary policy: RBI should specify its inflation metric

Though the economy is weak, underlying inflation is still too high to warrant a rate cut

Monetary policy: RBI should specify its inflation metric

A moderation in interest rates is necessary

Synchronisation of fiscal policy, keeping the increase in MSP to reasonable levels, and increased investment activity will push growth

A moderation in interest rates is necessary

From the discomfort Zone: What will others say?

Our society’s most killing missile that prevents us from taking ownership of our lives is to wonder at every step what others will say...

From the discomfort Zone: What will others say?

Phillip Hughes: An unfinished life

Cricketer Phil Hughes’ death puts the safety issue in the spotlight. Hopefully, more time will be spent to further improve the quality of protective equipment

Phillip Hughes: An unfinished life

Manufacturing needs a quality boost

Strong and clear standards, identifying specific criteria for compliance towards Zero Defect & Zero Effect need to be developed across diverse fields

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Data Drive: Global lessons for India’s manufacturing

As India embarks on a massive manufacturing mission that is high on quality and environmentally sustainable...

Data Drive: Global lessons for India’s manufacturing

Column: How fast can India grow?

Annual growth of 8% is reasonable for India over the next decade

Column: How fast can India grow?

Column: What to do about populism?

In Europe the old political order is facing challenges from populist movements, whether of the right or the left

Column: What to do about populism?

Column: Facing the bubble economy

The sovereign bond market is facing a bubble and is already experiencing quite a bit of frothiness

Column: Facing the bubble economy

Tax cafe: Taxability of car discounts

Offering discounts to the dealers and requiring them to incur certain obligations either towards services, marketing and publicity are not a taboo

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Tax morality in the virtual world

Tax morality debate essentially centres on the proposition that besides being compliant with the letter of tax law, corporations should also pay their ‘fair’ share of tax as a moral responsibility

Tax morality in the virtual world

Misdirected farm subsidies

Abhimanyu, the great warrior of Mahabharata, lost his life because he only knew how to get into the Chakravyuha...

Misdirected farm subsidies

Political adventurism and hesitant reforms

Legislation requires the Rajya Sabha support as well. Even if it wins all the state Assembly elections in the next two years (West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar), the BJP will have to wa

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The beginning of bank mergers

These mergers will dominate the banking canvas in the times to come

The beginning of bank mergers

Column: RBI – Go on, do a Volcker, please

If Volcker were the RBI governor, he would cut rates aggressively—starting today

Column: RBI – Go on, do a Volcker, please

Column: Going beyond the Indo-US WTO deal

There is not much time before we face a new paradigm of trade regulations

Column: Going beyond the Indo-US WTO deal

The business of life

It’s a huge market but, in the short term, smart spoons and in-eye glucometers will do better than world-altering projects such as driverless cars and Google Glass

The business of life

Column: Is services sector slowing further?

Worrisome signs of slowing services segment with mixed indications from some parts

Column: Is services sector slowing further?

Column: China’s monetary-policy surprise

Only structural transformation can lift a middle-income developing country to high-income developed status

Column: China’s monetary-policy surprise
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