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The age of venture debt in India

28. November 2017 - 22:54
The current downturn in venture debt in India isn’t going to last forever. There is enough equity capital in reserve to support the evolution of a robust market

Net neutrality a bold step towards ensuring equitable internet for all

28. November 2017 - 22:11
The net neutrality recommendations by Trai will ensure a level playing field for services providers to innovate and customize in India

RBI monetary policy: Staying with a pause

28. November 2017 - 20:56
RBI’s monetary policy committee will maintain status quo on repo rates not only at its 6 December meeting but till March 2018, given the inflation trajectory

War of the machines

28. November 2017 - 19:58
Fully autonomous weapon systems raise serious questions of ethics and the morality of war

Liquidity tightening

28. November 2017 - 19:29
The massive excess liquidity generated after demonetisation has begun to dry up thanks to some deft handling of the money market by RBI

French Barracuda project’s utility to India

28. November 2017 - 19:25
India can look to France for design and technologies to make low-enriched uranium cores for its nuclear submarines

Making Indian cities more competitive 

28. November 2017 - 19:16
The high population density of a city makes large-scale manufacturing enterprises less competitive, and forces them to move to rural settings

Empirical economics’ growing pains

28. November 2017 - 19:10
Economists generally pretend that their data sets are huge, when in fact they tend to be rather small

Towards a new direct tax system

28. November 2017 - 19:04
Higher direct tax collections could lower the tax burden on the poor by creating fiscal space for a reduction in GST rates

PPP: private profits promoted

28. November 2017 - 19:03
In a PPP framework, the private sector partner needs to maximize profit, which is not always compatible with the stated objective of providing universal access to quality services

Rule, mismatch, clarification— complexities of tax filing

28. November 2017 - 12:51
Adjustments to processing income tax returns should be based on enquiry into the mismatch, rather than assuming that there is untaxed income

Corporate defaults are a consequence of poor management

28. November 2017 - 8:55
Most promoters seemed to have forgotten that investing at the top of a commodity cycle is fraught with danger. Much of the pain and the destruction of public money stems from this basic error

China Development Bank offers Indian banks a risky reliance

28. November 2017 - 7:01
If China Development Bank pushes too hard, and Reliance Communications does slip into bankruptcy, then Indian banks’ profits for this quarter will be toast

Coming bitcoin bust will have to wait for more supply

28. November 2017 - 4:18
Based on valuation, bitcoins are four times more expensive than dot-com stocks were at the height of their bubble

The ease of undoing business in India

27. November 2017 - 22:22
For genuine improvement in the ease of doing business rankings, India must make it uneasy for its bureaucracy to undo businesses

IBC ordinance a blow against the Promoter Raj

27. November 2017 - 21:55
With the IBC ordinance, the Narendra Modi govt has shown once again that it doesn’t shy away from addressing crony capitalism. The hope is that, in the long run, it will strengthen Indian capitalism

Nepal’s constitutional election

27. November 2017 - 19:54
Successful holding of elections is seen to be of critical significance for the implementation of Nepal’s new Constitution

Trai on net neutrality

27. November 2017 - 19:30
While Trai chairman R.S. Sharma says India’s net neutrality rules ‘will be for the Indian context’, it will be interesting to see if US FCC chairman Ajit Pai’s proposal will have any influence on them

The Pai rule

27. November 2017 - 19:22
Under Ajit Pai’s rules, if an internet service provider decides that it does not want to allow users to access a certain type of content, it could slow down connections to those sites, and even block them completely

Mind your language on the Indian internet

27. November 2017 - 19:10
Speaking in the customer’s language engenders trust, and a sense of comfort. And that’s good for business. It’s about time the Indian internet woke up to this fact