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P Vaidyanathan Iyer


Holding rates of interest: RBI cites inflation which raises questions
Sat, Dec 07, 2019

The retail inflation of 4.6 per cent in October was largely due to increase in food prices, which is seasonal, and more transient in nature.

Explained: Why GDP slowdown isn’t a surprise and how Govt and RBI saw this coming more than a year ago
Sat, Nov 30, 2019

This sharp powering down has disrupted the plans of Corporate India. Companies across sectors — from those making tractors to toothpaste — had, over the last two decades, been primed to plan for a trend growth rate of 8 per cent.

Key sales numbers show rural demand may dip further
Mon, Nov 18, 2019

Warning signs across FMCG, tractors & 2-wheelers, gold, real rural wages

Express Adda with Nirmala Sitharaman: ‘Difficulty is not in taking a call on reforms, it’s in moving forward’
Thu, Nov 14, 2019

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman was the guest at the recent Express Adda held in Mumbai. She spoke to The Indian Express on India’s decision to not join the RCEP, boosting investment and ushering in reforms

The Shell Game
Sun, Nov 10, 2019

The unravelling of the India leg of the global off-shore investigation that took the world by storm.

A to Z of Ayodhya verdict
Sun, Nov 10, 2019

Ayodhya verdict: The 1,045-page order — its context and contents — broken down.

India Inc opposes Sebi directive on separating owner from management
Mon, Nov 04, 2019

On May 9, 2018, Sebi amended the ‘Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirement’ regulations stating that the Chairperson of the board shall be a non-executive director and not related to the MD/ CEO.

15th finance panel may grant special award to J&K
Thu, Oct 31, 2019

“Some special dispensation for the Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir is likely. This will be in the letter and spirit of the August 5 decision taken by the government,” said a government source who did not wish to be named.

Couple Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo share Nobel for Economics
Tue, Oct 15, 2019

Together with Michael Kremer, Nobel committee recognises their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty; Modi to Rahul to Mamata, India applauds.

65 days after lockdown, officials in Valley caution: Don’t call this ‘normal’
Wed, Oct 09, 2019

“There is a permanence to the change in the status of the state and the people post August 5. Silence, humiliation, resentment, anger and protest in the nature of self-imposed curfews has been the reaction so far. It hasn’t manifested in violence. So far,” said an official.

Explained: Gives firms extra cash to invest — and raises a few questions too
Sat, Sep 21, 2019

The structural issues that need to be addressed are land and labour reforms, and what Rathin Roy, member of Prime Minister’s Economic Advisor Council explained lucidly - products and services affordable to middle and lower income people.

Not a single Uttar Pradesh farmer has got PM-Kisan 3rd tranche, Finance Ministry concerned
Tue, Sep 17, 2019

Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat and Telangana are the top three states, having disbursed the third instalment to almost 16.35 lakh, 13.99 lakh and 11.03 lakh farmers, respectively.

Next step in lifting Valley curbs: Allow BSNL post-paid mobiles
Mon, Sep 16, 2019

The second step in restoring communication may be in the direction of allowing Internet services for commercial organisations.

J&K: Shopian villagers line up at DC’s office to ask about their young men
Sun, Sep 15, 2019

While the J&K Police has not officially released any data on such detentions and subsequent release, many high-ranking police officials in Srinagar confirm that the numbers could be as high as 4,500.

LoC infiltration may up number of terrorists in hinterland: Lt Gen Dhillon
Sat, Sep 14, 2019

In an interview, Lt Gen K J S Dhillon says that there has been no cross-Line of Control infiltration as is being rumoured in Gulmarg. “I sleep well in the night,” he says, when asked what worries him when he goes to bed.

Explained: In crisis of confidence, step towards regaining trust
Sat, Aug 24, 2019

Sitharaman clubbed the 33 measures into five buckets: taxation, banks/ NBFCs/ SMEs, financial markets, infrastructure, and the automotive sector, which has visibly been one of the worst hit leading to many direct and indirect job losses.

PM Economic Advisory Council: Need to set up GST Council-like body for public spending
Mon, Aug 19, 2019

The Prime Minister’s Office and the Finance Minister have been meeting various stakeholders over the last week to discuss the slowdown which is adversely impacting various sectors now.

With J&K status change, 15th Finance Commission will have to redo math
Tue, Aug 06, 2019

The Finance Commission (FC) recommends how tax revenues collected by the Central government should be shared between the Centre and the states.

Jammu and Kashmir: Govt looks at land laws to dilute Article 35A
Mon, Aug 05, 2019

For the state’s residents and political parties, any dilution of Article 35A will be an assault on the state’s autonomy and will be seen as an attempt to change the Valley’s demography.

Nirmala Sitharaman: ‘We want to get money into hands of the people… pump up consumption through public spending on infrastructure’
Mon, Jul 29, 2019

Days after the passage of the Finance Bill and the transfer — and resignation — of her key adviser, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman sat down for an interview at her North Block office on July 27 to National Business Editor Anil Sasi and Executive Editor (National Affairs) P Vaidyanathan Iyer.