Opinion

Column: Three reasons to cut rates

High rates are proving a disincentive for investment. Besides, there is no reason to fear growth pushing up inflation

Column: The continuing foolishness on gold

India’s gold import policy should be driven by the continuing need to strengthen our underlying economy

Ripple effect of sogo shosha ruling

The I-T Tribunal ruling has much larger relevance and application, not only for sogo shoshas but also for limited-risk distributors and traders

Reaping the diaspora dividend

The efforts of the new government to vigorously engage with the Indian diaspora around the world is a remarkable step...

Column: GST unlikely by April 2016

Given the time required to put in place enabling legislation, meeting this deadline will be difficult

Column: US-India subsidy accord seems grainy

The US, except for modifying the language of the peace clause, might not have changed its stand at all

Corridors of Power: Railways needs more than just reports

Suresh Prabhu must find practical solutions to improve railway finances and funding

Getting the right PSB heads

In an environment of global competition, the selection process should be opened up to willing senior officials from private and foreign banks

Column: Revive savings to ignite growth

The most worrying trend is that the gap between physical and financial savings is the widest in the past decade

Column: The toxic legacy of state capitalism

A radical way to generate the wherewithal to improve human development would be to privatise the PSUs

Alibaba lessons for Indian e-tail

Instead of looking at e-tail as a backdoor entry for FDI in retail, the need is to create an enabling framework so that it grows fast...

G20 battles over ‘growth vs stability’

While G20 may be riven by severe internal contradictions, the scares of the global financial crisis act as the glue to keep the majors together...

Column: Fast growth isn’t a given

Political certainty, achieved after the BJP won a majority in the general elections earlier this year, had raised the hope of the Indian economy getting back on track fairly quickly. Although early si

Column: The return of the dollar

The recent dollar rally could contribute to the “rebalancing” that has long eluded the global economy

The missing middle in Indian MSMEs

To fill the gap, policy should help units move up the enterprise ladder

It’s time to prepare for GST

It would be prudent for businesses to open themselves for a possible rework of their pricing strategies by factoring in the tax changes

Will Payments Banks provide the missing link?

Payments Banks should reduce the cost of serving customers through an efficient tech platform, bundling of other services & economies of scale

Column: Towards a friendly tax regime?

While the taxman recognising assessment excesses on its part is welcome, this must reflect in actions

Data Drive: G20 – Must walk the talk

As the leaders of the G20 nations meet in Brisbane, there’s a lot of hope that some traction...

Record cafe: The focus must shift to getting growth going, says David Lipton

The IMF is encouraging the US to act on Quota and Governance Reforms by December-end. These reforms are very important to our institution and to our membership

Column: Could China surprise?

Chinese authorities are pulling all punches to stabilise growth as investor opinion turns sceptic

Handling the Berlin Wall collapse

The EMEs have broken a metaphorical wall to edge closer to the advanced economies in the last couple of decades

G20 summit: India must push for lower remittance costs

Continued attention from G20 members is needed for further improving remittance flows

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