Government could have undone the damage of demonetisation through the budget. The opportunity has been missed in deference to the whims of global finance.
A centralised Public Sector Asset Rehabilitation Agency (PARA) could help over-leveraged corporates and bad-loan encumbered banks.
In today’s globalised economy, trade cannot be a one-way track. It would be appropriate if Tamil Nadu traders would reconsider their decision to stop the sale of Coca Cola and Pepsi and take a balanced view in the matter, writes N.S. Venkataraman for South Asia Monitor.
The budget has failed to further the reform agenda the government promised
Budget 2017-18 is probably the most brilliant economic and political document since the path-breaking budget of 1991
A nation’s budget should ideally inspire. This one was, instead, workman like — overall, perspicacious in policy aspects but lacking in administration reform.
Proposals add up to a series of mutually reinforcing moves to build a digital payments ecosystem.
Revenue receipts the FM did not provision for this time will allow him to present a feel-good budget next year.
GDP has shortcomings but finding an alternative indicator is a challenge.
Budget 2017 should put to rest all claims related to a fiscal windfall accruing on account of the demonetisation exercise.
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