Friday, Mar 06, 2015




Anil Sasi is a Senior Editor with the Indian Express and writes on business and finance issues. He has worked with The Hindu Business Line and Business Standard and is an alumnus of Delhi University.

Cut in basic corporate tax but exemption list to be pruned
Sun, Mar 01, 2015

Jaitley said that the effective collection of corporate tax was about 23 per cent.

Public spending to safety net: The right noises without the big bang
Sun, Mar 01, 2015

To give growth a fillip and create more jobs, Jaitley walked the tightrope and deftly increasing infrastructure spends.

On previous Budget promises, Centre’s glass is half empty, half full
Fri, Feb 27, 2015

Many announcements from the Budget presented on July 10 have been implemented such as Swachh Bharat, financial inclusion and an expenditure management commission.

ICERT finalising firewall for Android, in talks with Samsung & Micromax
Mon, Feb 23, 2015

The project for developing the Android ‘secure wrapper’ is being taken up as a national security initiative as nearly 50% of the mobiles phone users in the country use the Android platform.

Petroleum Ministry document leak: RIL-govt arbitration papers among recoveries, say Delhi Police
Sat, Feb 21, 2015

RIL has a series of ongoing arbitration actions against the government.

NDA’s spending push to leverage PSU balance sheets as private spends tepid
Fri, Feb 20, 2015

PSUs asked to hike IEBR projections, could enable Centre walk fiscal tightrope.

Competition among discoms may trip on power line monopoly
Mon, Feb 16, 2015

Except for a few big cities, distribution network is controlled by state utilities.

Lofty GDP data belies slowing activity in capital goods sector
Fri, Feb 13, 2015

BHEL on Thursday announced a sharp 69 per cent drop in third quarter net profit at Rs 212.6 crore, hit by lower revenue and operating income.

Under fire, DERC begins audit
Wed, Feb 11, 2015

The audit seeks to verify if the equipment that the distribution companies claim exists physically is actually deployed on the ground.

BJP-ruled Goa slams Centre’s move to dilute Factories Act
Mon, Feb 09, 2015

Substitution of hazardous ‘process’ with ‘substance’ faces flak.

Bangalore centre to help monetise Twitter’s India services
Fri, Feb 06, 2015

R&D facility to help social networking giant provide ‘compelling advertisements’.

PSU-led investment push may falter on strained banking sector
Tue, Feb 03, 2015

Inflated role ascribed to private sector investment; Weak PSB financials to restrict fund flow.

PMO sets target: Hike n-power capacity three-fold in 10 years
Mon, Feb 02, 2015

The first unit of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project of 1,000 MWe capacity was connected to the grid in October 2013.

Gilts back in vogue, longer-duration papers likely to outperform
Mon, Feb 02, 2015

Investors who have invested more than 2 year money in debt funds through gilt funds.

‘How can an accountable govt offer spectrum below the 2010 auction price?’
Sun, Feb 01, 2015

Prasad talks about his biggest task being that of restoring confidence in the scam-hit sector.

After n-logjam clears, industry awaits fine print on cost, viability
Tue, Jan 27, 2015

The comparative cost of setting up a supercritical-technology based thermal power project is around Rs 6 crore per mega watt.

Break-up of Breakthrough
Mon, Jan 26, 2015

Section 17(b) allows operators to claim damages from vendors if a nuclear incident is caused by ‘patent or latent defect’ in supply of equipment or services.

1 in 4 drugs on NPPA price cap list crash by over 40%
Wed, Jan 21, 2015

Price control issue may come up for discussion during US President’s visit.

Narendra Modi government to re-engage US on nuclear deal
Mon, Jan 19, 2015

Indian negotiators have also been told to wrap up time-bound “project proposals”.

Smartphone usage drives mobile banking numbers
Mon, Jan 19, 2015

Over last two years, transaction values have shot up 11-fold

Government’s BOSS move: Now a homegrown system to run computers
Mon, Jan 12, 2015

Increased penetration of BOSS is expected to have an incremental impact on Govt's Digital India plan.

Overlaps in trade pacts leave industry in a bind
Tue, Jan 06, 2015

Multiple ‘rules of origin’ norms & ‘negative lists’ creating problems.

CEA mixes up data, arrives at wrong demand estimate
Fri, Jan 02, 2015

This, according to data on the CEA website, is being consistently being done across months.

India’s garment exports spin a manufacturing success story
Wed, Dec 31, 2014

The turnaround is significant as India has been steadily losing ground to Bangladesh, Vietnam and Indonesia in the US market.

States left out of airports plan to complain today
Tue, Dec 30, 2014

The policy has proposed developing six metropolitan airports as major international hubs.

Kerala joins e-comm tax evasion chorus
Sun, Dec 28, 2014

Currently e-commerce firms host 3rd party merchants on their websites and customers buy goods from them.

Indian pharma scouts for new geographies under USFDA fire
Fri, Dec 26, 2014

Russia, Mexico, Brazil, Japan on radar; bid to cut US market risk.

For IT, Rural and EPFO, it will be a working Christmas
Wed, Dec 24, 2014

The Press Information Bureau on Tuesday also launched a webpage to mark ‘Good Governance Day’.

Telangana seeks swift work on corridor to end power crunch
Tue, Dec 16, 2014

Wardha-Nizamabad-Hyderabad transmission line in limbo since 2010.

2 new Russian reactors for Kudankulam to cost double, most expensive n-plants
Mon, Dec 15, 2014

This has been cited as one of the reasons for the delays and localisation is being considered for quicker project execution at cheaper costs.

Cong-ruled states together have fewer people than UP alone
Mon, Dec 15, 2014

Combined with states where the Congress is part of a ruling coalition, this goes up to 15 per cent of the country’s population — again a historic low.

No work yet on 3 South corridors
Fri, Dec 12, 2014

CEA has not notified approved lines, bid process cannot commence.

Private players ramp up power generation capacity
Thu, Dec 11, 2014

The challenge for developers, though, is how to run these newly commissioned projects, as nearly all of them are facing fuel shortages.

India’s voice-based BPO exports buck doomsday projections
Tue, Dec 09, 2014

India’s BPO industry employs over 10 lakh people and contributes to around 25 per cent of the total IT/ITeS exports revenue from the country.

Restart of operations at Kudankulam nuclear plant to take a fortnight longer
Mon, Dec 08, 2014

The reactor was stopped for mandatory tests prior to the start of commercial power generation.

One death every third day in India’s most dangerous job
Fri, Dec 05, 2014

Industry insiders concede that official numbers could be much lower than the actual deaths that take place deep inside the mines.