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Too taxing a Budget

Union Budget will enhance Indian industry’s competitiveness

Phased reduction of the corporate tax rate and steps to tackle inverted duty structure will help industry compete globally

Urban Financial Exclusion: A neglected concern

In India, access to banking services is seen to be lower for the urban poor than their rural counterparts

Editorial: More room to cut rates

Assuming a 5.5% CPI, another 50bps on the cards

Editorial: Clearing divestment route

Sebi needs to work on more liberal OFS/FPO rules

Google Wireless

Even if Google doesn’t become a national wireless network in the US, it could still drive cheaper data

Column: Inflation-targeting – Risks to the new framework

Disinflation costs, weak fiscal institutions and a non-responsive supply-side are key risks

Column: Fast-tracking Railway modernisation

Augmentation of capacity by adding tracks up to 4 times the existing length in specific routes is the right way to go

Letters to the editor

Balancing deficit and spending

Food cafe by Sharan Apparao: State of the art

The Chennai-based gallerist and curator shares with Sushila Ravindranath how the art scene has come a long way. What was a non-existent market in 1982 is serious business today, with big money exchang

Has the Budget done enough to boost infrastructure?

While the allocation to the infrastructure sector will go up by R70,000 crore in 2015-16 over last year, the sector needs consolidation in policy framework

Editorial: Buying an outdated policy

Inflation-targeting is a bad idea, and will hit govt

Editorial: Cashless country

Limiting cash payments has to be tried out

Shifting Monsoons

Deforestation in the upper reaches of the Northern hemisphere spells monsoon decline for India

Column: Time to fine-tune Companies Act

Many provisions—such as, on exemptions—require clarity while conflicts with RBI and Sebi rules need resolution

Column: Charting the course for economic federalism

Let NITI Aayog undertake an economic mapping of India, to see if a cluster paradigm works

Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor

Infratweets: Need to reboot PPPs

Budget 2015: The government has taken a long-term approach that is aimed at putting infrastructure sector back on track.

The missing links in the Budget

From disinvestment to the gold schemes, there are gaps between the announcements and the expected outcome

Verdict Corner: Towards a corruption-free India?

The amendments to the Prevention of Corruption Act, if accepted, may have far-reaching implications on understanding corruption in public life and efforts to counter it

Editorial: Adding to the tax mess

Which sop will go, how much will be cut each year?

Editorial: Black is back

Careful on those extra powers for the taxman

Column: The wait for acche din just got longer

The relaxing of the fiscal consolidation target hasn’t added much to public investment

Column: Budget will curb tax litigation

MAT-exemption for FIIs, deferral of GAAR and clarity on taxation of indirect transfers will help in this

Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor

Kerala is on the cusp of change: CM Oommen Chandy

The Kerala government, led by CM Oommen Chandy, has been facing criticism all around—be it the slow pace of infrastructure development...

Budgeting for growth

Relaxation in fiscal deficit target allows the govt to spend an additional estimated Rs 47,700 crore in FY16

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