Smart cities, clean energy, defence to top priorities during Angela Merkel India visit
Mon, Oct 05, 2015

German chancellor to meet PM today under India, Germany intergovernmental consultations framework.

Exports from states: Bihar up to 17th but top of list in rate of growth
Thu, Oct 01, 2015

Bihar that’s registered the highest CAGR — of over 78 per cent annually between 2009-10 and 2014-15, led by export of cereals, mineral fuels, edible vegetables and pharmaceutical products.

ComMin seeks interest waiver, sops
Wed, Sep 30, 2015

Lowering cost of capital, increase in EXIM Bank’s capacity for export projects also being discussed.

Ease of biz: Govt pushes states to implement over 300 proposals
Mon, Sep 28, 2015

Will be assessed next year on recommendations, have to take action on all these by December.

Decline in global demand: ComMin to meet next week over falling exports
Sat, Sep 26, 2015

India’s export fell for a ninth straight month — 20.66% from a year earlier to $21.26 bn in August.

MUDRA Yojana to get a push from PM Modi
Thu, Sep 24, 2015

Modi is scheduled to launch a mega credit campaign from Jharkhand on October 2.

Call drops: Dialogue lost on a distorted line
Wed, Sep 23, 2015

Government and telecom service providers are engaged in a blame game where each party is expressing its limitations and responsibilities regarding the issue of call drops, even as data reveals that subscribers are the ones suffering silently.

Indo-US bilateral meet: Assistance for smart cities, more trade access, skilling on Centre’s agenda
Mon, Sep 21, 2015

The bilateral trade stands at around $100 billion and the US-India Business Council had said that it could touch $500-billion mark over the next one decade.

CBEC to officials: Kill delays, deliver quality judgment
Sun, Sep 20, 2015

Acknowledges not passing orders in time earned it the wrath of various courts, appellate authorities.

Markets see a sharp rebound as PM Modi meets industrialists
Tue, Sep 08, 2015

The acknowledgement of global concerns which are impacting India calmed the BSE Sensex, which had closed below the 25,000-mark for the first time in 15 months, losing 308 points on Monday.

India Inc petitions govt: From land laws to levy, ease it all
Tue, Sep 08, 2015

Corporates along with CII, Ficci and PHD Chambers have made recommendations to improve ease of doing business in India.

Single-brand retail: Skechers, Nike, Adidas among eight proposals
Sat, Sep 05, 2015

US-based Skechers, a $2-billion company, has sought approval for undertaking single-brand retail trading of its products in the country.

Missing the deadline for filing Income Tax returns: What’s at stake?
Fri, Sep 04, 2015

According to the Income Tax Act, one can’t carry forward the loss if he has not filed the ITR on time.

Google wants confidentiality as CCI probe finds it ‘abused search dominance’
Sat, Sep 05, 2015

When contacted, a Google spokesperson said, “We are currently reviewing this report from the CCI’s ongoing investigation."

Google abused dominance in India, finds Competition watchdog probe
Thu, Sep 03, 2015

Anti-trust watchdog CCI will soon begin final hearings into alleged anti-competitive practices of Google, which is accused of misusing its dominance in India.

Joint lenders’ forum: Veering around a ‘sub-optimal’ solution
Tue, Sep 01, 2015

With net NPAs of all scheduled commercial banks rising over 44% in 2014 over 2013, the debate on the mechanism of joint lenders’ forum has only got shriller.

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.