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India is making its biggest tax reform far too complicated

22. May 2017 - 11:41
If the potential of the goods and services tax reform is to be realized, then the GST Council has more work to do in its last meeting scheduled early next month

World should think twice before abolishing cash

22. May 2017 - 7:05
Most arguments in favour of demonetisation don’t stand up to scrutiny, and those that do should raise other concerns

GM hitting the brakes in India is a big mistake

22. May 2017 - 5:03
A decade hence, for GM to give up on India, one of the world’s major auto markets, for the sake of a few margin points might not look like such a good call

At this rate, fintech will slaughter India’s banks

22. May 2017 - 4:53
Even if they are successful in cleaning up stressed assets mess, banks—especially state-run ones—will end up ceding a lot of ground to fintech

Why India needs another statistical revolution

22. May 2017 - 4:26
The Indian statistical system is failing to fulfil the needs of 21st century policymaking

The political economy of the Srinagar Consensus on GST

22. May 2017 - 4:25
This new federal polity, riding on the bonding the finance ministers struck during the GST journey, augurs well for India

The big dreams of small finance banks

22. May 2017 - 4:25
Eight of the 10 entities that received RBI licence to start small finance banks are now operational. How have they been doing?

Maoist war: For the right cause in a wrong manner

21. May 2017 - 23:35
Fifty years into the violent Maoist uprising of Naxalbari, which milestones has the red revolution crossed?

GST Version 2.0

21. May 2017 - 20:34
The Goods and Services Tax that we are going to get is complicated, and will create the sort of administrative confusion that the tax department loves

Well done, Macron—now we oppose you

21. May 2017 - 20:00
The new president’s policies will worsen France’s deflationary, regressive cycle that is his rival Marine Le Pen’s greatest ally

Designing cybersecurity for the financial sector

21. May 2017 - 19:59
There is no dearth of regulatory intervention at present to secure India’s financial ecosystem, and more of the same need not necessarily lead to better outcomes

Missing the coastal growth opportunity

21. May 2017 - 19:58
Coastal Regulation Zone norms are an example of a top-down, heavy-handed, legislative diktat from Delhi that ignores local dynamics

Inflation targeting’s Canadian roots

21. May 2017 - 19:31
Canada’s explicit adoption of flexible inflation targeting as its monetary policy paradigm finally occurred in 1991, making it the first G7 economy to do so

‘Vasudhaiva kutumbakam’ for the 21st century

21. May 2017 - 19:28
‘Vasudhaiva kutumbakam’ is a dysfunctional construct, with different power centres vying to secure their interests even at the risk of trampling over common values

Time to ask bankers tough questions

21. May 2017 - 19:26
The Indian banking mess is as much a governance crisis as it is a policy crisis

Are Uber and Ola causing traffic congestion in Indian cities?

21. May 2017 - 18:52
With no real regulation on the number of taxis on the roads, their numbers have swelled. It hasn’t helped the cause of the taxi drivers, though

Financial goals of the family: It takes two to tango

21. May 2017 - 15:44
Both spouses stand for their values, financial independence and the family’s well being. Alignment between their understanding of money is key

Expecting the unexpected on Saturn’s moons

20. May 2017 - 11:57
Nasa’s Cassini will plunge into Saturn’s stormy atmosphere on 15 Sept, before that it will give some unprecedented close-ups of Saturn’s rings — no computer-generated drawing can equal

K.A. Abbas: Standing at the crossroads

19. May 2017 - 10:45
In Abbas’ best works, progressiveness grapples with the complications of the real world

When a salad is a bowl of memories

19. May 2017 - 10:17
Forgotten ingredients brought home as souvenirs from a year of travels have the power to uplift the soul