The Financial Express | April 5, 2018 3:10 AM
If Bihar’s decision to ban alcohol had not seemed unwise in 2015, when the Nitish Kumar government in the state imposed it, the latest data on narcotics seizures should provide evidence that prohibition remains a rather flawed strategy to check growing alcoholism.
Legal hurdle: The law itself can sometimes pose a challenge for women’s access to the same employment as menThe Financial Express | April 5, 2018 3:04 AM
Globally, the World Bank’s Women, Business and the Law 2018 report notes, 2.7 billion women are legally restricted from taking up the same jobs as men.
Mohamed A El-Erian | April 5, 2018 2:58 AM
There was a time when many regarded being in the middle of the distribution—socially, politically, and in the business world —as a favourable, stabilising and desirable outcome.
India improved its ranking in the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business 2018 rankings by 30 points—from 130th rank in 2017, India jumped to 100th position out of 190 countries.
India’s century-old insurance market, which had been relatively staid in terms of innovation for decades, is transforming to improve solvency standards and deliver new competitiveness and efficiencies.
Pravakar Sahoo and guest | April 5, 2018 1:55 AM
Call these interesting or ‘intriguing’ times. From the podium of the World Economic Forum in Davos in 2017, President Xi Jinping spoke like a statesman and gave a clarion call to globalisation.
The Financial Express | April 4, 2018 4:44 AM
Given how fast the directive was withdrawn, it would suggest the move was not even debated in the government
The Financial Express | April 4, 2018 4:00 AM
Going by the decision of the appellate tribunal to allow the Committee of Creditors (CoC) for Binani Cement to consider an offer by Ultratech, even though it came after Dalmia Bharat had been declared the highest bidder for the cement maker, the insolvency process, it would appear, is coming along nicely.
The Financial Express | April 4, 2018 3:53 AM
The UPA’s Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement (LARR) Act 2013—a bad law that the present NDA government tried to change, but didn’t succeed—has become too heavy a cross for infrastructure development to carry
Madan Sabnavis | April 4, 2018 3:44 AM
The banking sector, in FY18, went through a lot—from mounting NPAs & the IBC coming into force to governance lapses and talk of privatising PSBs.
Jamal Mecklai | April 4, 2018 3:31 AM
Technology, by its very nature, simply keeps evolving. Existing structures that sustain themselves on control of information will steadily dwindle—open source is the imminent future.
Vivian Fernandes | April 4, 2018 3:21 AM
Kumble Vinod Prabhu, who is at the helm of the Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Rights Authority (PPVFRA), says that, in GM tech, a trait or an expression can’t be patented, but the GM process, the resultant event and even the gene sequence may be patented.
FE Bureau | April 4, 2018 3:13 AM
The government has critically altered the suggested constitution of arbitration council and given it much wider powers.
Abhijit Das | April 4, 2018 2:58 AM
Donald Trump’s tirade against trade rules merits a collective response.
The Financial Express | April 3, 2018 3:34 AM
Getting corrupt bankers important, but if it is not done carefully, has the potential to hit lending across the country.
The Financial Express | April 3, 2018 3:27 AM
Sectors where growth is poor are also labour-intensive
The Financial Express | April 3, 2018 3:22 AM
French president Emmanuel Macron, no Luddite, talked about artificial intelligence (AI) opening Pandora’s Box for democracy—after announcing a $1.5-billion investment by France.
M Govinda Rao | April 3, 2018 3:17 AM
The GST Council should move expeditiously to simplify the GST structure as well as its administrative details before it is too late.
FE Bureau | April 3, 2018 3:08 AM
Judicial discipline is mandatory if international trade and commerce has to be nurtured in India, as many international ventures and companies prefer to resolve their disputes by arbitration and not through adjudication by courts.
FE Bureau | April 3, 2018 3:00 AM
Skills should have been a priority after Independence because an unskilled or unemployed Indian is not a free Indian, and the launch of the Skill India campaign in 2015 seemed a fresh departure from the past.
Sunil Jain | April 2, 2018 4:32 AM
Government being unfair to poorer and less qualified SC/ST by arguing creamy-layer disqualification doesn’t apply to them.
FE Bureau | April 2, 2018 4:20 AM
Direct income support is more transparent and less likely to be prone to manipulation, though it may prove costlier than MSP-deficiency payments.
FE Bureau | April 2, 2018 4:11 AM
In the Binani matter, is payment of 100% dues to all creditors subversion of insolvency process?
The Financial Express | April 2, 2018 3:58 AM
Given Delhi is the most polluted metropolis in the world, the Arvind Kejriwal government proposing 26 new programmes to clean up the National Capital Territory’s air in its recent Budget is a welcome move.
Guarding the liberal order: Steel frame of bureaucratic order not so corroded to allow demagogues free runVikram S Mehta | April 2, 2018 3:45 AM
The steel frame of bureaucratic governance has not been so corroded as to allow demagogues to have their way.
FE Bureau | April 2, 2018 3:32 AM
GDP does not capture the level of inequity which exists in a society. That’s where Social Progress Index comes into the picture.
P Chidambaram | April 1, 2018 3:09 AM
The new cold war is between India and China, says former Union minister P Chidambaram.
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