Loan Push to Realty: Bankers’, developers’ ‘once more’ chorus for the teasers gain traction
Sat, Aug 29, 2015

The RBI should try to understand and take into account the cost involved — floor space index cost, administrative cost, construction cost etc.

Sovereign credit rating review S&P to hold meet with RBI, FinMin next week
Fri, Aug 28, 2015

The agency will discuss the steps taken by the government for ushering in structural reforms like GST and health of state-owned enterprises.

Removal of CVD could work in India’s favour: Arvind Subramanian
Wed, Aug 26, 2015

Effectiveness of protectionist measure open to debate: CEA

Rupee fall effect: Some exporters stand to gain, hedging costs to rise for most
Tue, Aug 25, 2015

Labour-intensive sectors such as gems and jewellery will not benefit from the depreciation of the rupee.

BRENT @ $43.28: Commodity rout likely to slash India’s import bills
Tue, Aug 25, 2015

With India being the net importer of these commodities, there will be positive impact of the development on the economy.

Govt mulls giving relief to FIIs from MAT
Fri, Aug 21, 2015

“The AP shah committee had recommended giving relief to FIIs from MAT. The government is favourably considering it,” the official added.

Foreign firms crowd out domestic Cos in patent applications
Thu, Aug 20, 2015

Out of the total applications, just 28% are filed by Indians; Only 3% of the patents are commercialised.

FSSAI CEO on Nestle’s Maggi: If their product was safe, why did they destroy it?
Mon, Aug 17, 2015

Maggi samples given clean chits were from factory that manufactures largely for exports, says FSSAI.

Japan’s Muji to foray into single brand retail segment
Sun, Aug 16, 2015

The company has proposed to “manufacture and sell various garments, furniture, household goods, cosmetics, stationery and other Muji brands” according to the application.

Latest inflation rates might increase pressure on RBI for rate cut
Fri, Aug 14, 2015

RBI governor Raghuram Rajan left the benchmark rates unchanged at 7.25 per cent on August 4.

Rupee stronger against others, likely to keep exports under pressure
Thu, Aug 13, 2015

With rupee being one of the strongest currencies over the last few months, India has seen a decline in its exports, which fell for the seventh straight month in June, contracting 15.82 per cent year-on-year.

Land Bill: Delay unlikely to impact overall economy
Tue, Aug 11, 2015

Madan Sabnavis, chief economist, CARE Ratings, said that while the Bill per se will not have any effect on the economy.

Government eyes gold deposits to cut market burden
Mon, Jul 27, 2015

Currently, CRR is four per cent, and if the mobilised gold is considered for meeting that requirement, banks would have additional cash for lending purposes

Explained: On GST, how Cong is making the best the enemy of the good
Fri, Jul 24, 2015

The Select Committee has merely pointed out that the additional levy would have a cascading effect, and asked the Centre to define ‘supply’.

Diverging CPI, WPI: The inflation conundrum
Tue, Jul 21, 2015

In the last eight months, while CPI (retail inflation) has consistently moved upwards, the WPI (headline inflation) has dramatically contracted.

Skill India initiative: Govt ropes in PSUs
Wed, Jul 15, 2015

Over the next one year, some 24 lakh youths would be skilled across the country.

JNPT on govt’s radar before World Bank’s 2016 report
Mon, Jul 13, 2015

JNPT handled 4.12 million TEUS in 2013 and handles about half of India’s containerised throughput.

Lack of clarity, time – Key challenges in implementation of Black Money Law
Fri, Jul 10, 2015

Faced with queries from professionals regarding the implication of the new Black Money Act, tax experts say that lack of clarity and paucity of time are the main challenges for implementation of the law.

CBDT to staff: Curb frivolous appeals
Thu, Jul 09, 2015

In an order issued on July 3, the board said that the significance of filing appeal and “pursuing litigation only in deserving cases cannot be over-emphasized.

Delhi Budget: Populism vs purse string
Tue, Jun 30, 2015

In the wake of a ballooning subsidy burden, fiscal prudence of populist schemes announced in Budget have come in for questions.

‘Time & cost saver’ e-will gains traction
Fri, Jun 26, 2015

Since e-will is a relatively new concept in India, what is it that is driving the interest of customers in writing wills online?

Tailoring a non-adversarial tax regime
Tue, Jun 23, 2015

Even as the finance ministry rolled into action to pacify some 1,000 FIIs across the US, Hong Kong and Singapore, another crisis was in the making.

CBDT fixes timeframe to send queries to treaty partners
Thu, Jun 18, 2015

The directive, which is a part of the central action plan of the CBDT for the current financial year, comes in wake of the earlier criticism within the department that while the quality queries were deteriorating.

Sunday story: Going bad
Sun, Jun 14, 2015

The $100 bn processed food market has clocked an annual growth of 8.4 per cent, a rate the regulator can hardly keep pace with.

Centre easing norms to make idle facilities attractive for firms
Tue, Jun 09, 2015

Centre has notified 45,782.64 hectares of land for 365 notified SEZs. However, 57 per cent of this area is lying vacant, thanks to the uncertainty in the SEZ policy of the government.

US-India exports: WTO’s poultry ruling fails to ruffle industry feathers
Sat, Jun 06, 2015

Almost 96% of consumption in India is of live birds and just 4% of frozen meat.

Not just raids, need fear of jail to scare tax evaders: CBDT
Fri, Jun 05, 2015

The department has asked the field staff to add at least 25 lakh new assessees every month — a stiff target by all counts considering that it is nearly equivalent to the number of new assessees added annually.

Addressing Concerns of MNCs: The green channel
Tue, May 26, 2015

The special cell to facilitate operations of South Korean firms in India is the third such platform being set up by the Centre. Fast-track panels for investors from Japan and the US are already in place.

ANZ Bank to open 2 India branches by early 2016
Tue, May 26, 2015

Currently, the bank has one branch in Mumbai, which was opened in 2011. Earlier, it owned British bank Grindlays before selling it to Standard Chartered in 2000.

Export strategies: 14 states select products, send plans to Centre
Thu, May 21, 2015

Official sources told The Indian Express that some of the states have also prepared the blueprint for infrastructure projects which need to be ramped up for boosting exports.

Explained: Targeting illegal wealth through new Benami law
Fri, May 15, 2015

A Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Act was passed in 1988 to put an end to such transactions, and to empower the government to recover such property.

Foreign black money law in, domestic one coming
Thu, May 14, 2015

The Bill provides for stringent measures against violators including attachment and confiscation of benami properties.

Easing of bottlenecks for import shipments
Tue, May 12, 2015

The CCCFC will have to meet frequently, once in 15-20 days to discuss the progress made by each agency in granting clearance certificate.

GST: Most important tax reform since 1947?
Tue, May 12, 2015

The Bill has been described as a reform measure of unparalleled importance in independent India. But several challenges remain. Shruti Srivastava explains.

Modi’s visit may pave way for agro exports to China
Mon, May 11, 2015

Agreement facilitating recognition of India’s plant protection measures by China on the cards.

One year in office: Modi govt assesses itself — in one big file
Sun, May 10, 2015

The compendium has been tentatively titled SAMVAD, an acronym for ‘Self assessment of Modi government on various deliverables’.