Economy and Business

India’s growth story is treading on thin ice

By all estimates, the Indian economy has entered a phase of recovery. After a period of subdued growth that was marred by a spate of disruptions, India has regained the fastest-growing major economy tag and a growth rate exceeding seven per cent is expected this year.

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Hit refresh: on the slashed GST rates

The script was altered for the second time in two months but with far greater impact. Soon after Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised far-reaching changes to simplify the goods and services tax regime, especially for small businesses and consumers, the GST Council delivered some relief measures on Friday.

Ease of Doing Business: Importance of cooperative federalism

The World Bank’s latest ‘Ease of Doing Business’ rankings have come at the right time for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi since, in recent months, he has been widely criticized for his mismanagement of the Indian economy (especially the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST), confusion with regard to multiple rates and the failure of demonetization to achieve its stated goals).

World Bank warning

In its own coded and diplomatic style, the World Bank has warned that the government’s growth story is now at risk given the scale of the macroeconomic imbalances growing within it.

Does anybody even care about the martyrs of demonetisation?

A year after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the ban on Rs 1000 and Rs 500 old banknotes, his government described demonetisation as a historic and multi-dimensional success.

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India-China civil-society dialogue on climate change, sustainable development

China has initiated early actions on the Wuhan summit between Indian PM Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping that stressed the need for people-to-people dialogue for the development of not only India and China but the whole world.

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Indias growth story is treading on thin ice

By all estimates, the Indian economy has entered a phase of recovery. After a period of subdued growth that was marred by a spate of disruptions, India has regained the fastest-growing major eco...

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