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R Jagannathan is the Editor-in-Chief of Firstpost.

Nov 29, 2016

Demonetisation impact: The last hurrah of King Cash in real estate

What is clear is that the real estate system is squeezed. In future, the cash element in property will come down. #Benami Property (Prohibition) Act #benami wealth #Black money #Demonetisation #Niranjan Hiranandani #Real estate #taxman

Nov 24, 2016

Note ban: Manmohan Singh made polemical points, but his criticism won’t carry weight

While former PM Manmohan Singh is right to say that such restrictions do not happen except at times of crises or bank failures, surely temporary restrictions at a time of policy change can be justified? #2010 Commonwealth Games scam #2G scam #BJP #Coalgate #Congress #ConnectTheDots #Demonetisation #Economy #InMyOpinion #Manmohan Singh #Narendra Modi #Politics #Rajya Sabha #UPA 2

Nov 14, 2016

Demonetisation seems like deflation for many people; danger signal for PM Modi

The only answer to deflationary psychology is to deliver more cash to more wallets than ever before. This is the challenge before Modi. #Aadhaar #ATMs #Currency demonetisation #Disinflation #Inflation #InMyOpinion #Jan Dhan #Mobile Money #PM Narendra Modi #Rs 500 and Rs 1000 ban

Nov 10, 2016

Rs 500, Rs 1,000 notes banned: The missing elements in Narendra Modi’s attack on cash

While government ads talk about fighting black money, fake currency and terror funding, it is private businesses that are focusing on shifting focus from hard cash to virtual money. #Big Bazaar #Black money #Credit cards #e-wallets #Freecharge #InMyOpinion #Mobile Money #Narendra Modi #Ola Money #Paytm #Rs 1000 #Rs 500 #Snapdeal #Uber

Nov 4, 2016

GST rate: Tax reform reaches base camp with hydra-headed structure, real scuffle begins now

Now that the rates are finalised, hundreds of different product items must have to be force-fitted into the structure. One would be naïve to presume that this will be easy, for every business will try to ensure that it stays in the lower band. #Amit Mitra #Finance Minister Arun Jaitley #GST Council meeting #GST rate slabs #InMyOpinion #Thomas Isaac

Oct 27, 2016

Cyrus Mistry is right: The Nano is dying, and Ratan Tata ought to dump it

The moral of Mistry’s blast against the Nano and Tatas’ aviation investments is simple: promoter passions cannot dictate business decisions #Cyrus Mistry #Cyrus Mistry letter #Ratan Tata #renault kwid #Tata Nano

Oct 26, 2016

Cyrus Mistry ouster: How the Tatas diminished themselves with chairman coup

In the messy exit of Cyrus Mistry as chairman of Tata Sons, it is still not clear why he had to leave through a boardroom coup rather than being given a graceful exit when his initial term ended #Cyrus Mistry #InMyOpinion #JRD Tata #Ratan Tata #Tata Group #Tata Power #Tata Sons #Tata Steel #Tata Teleservices

Oct 15, 2016

Infosys, Tata Consultancy Services results signal a downward inflexion point in Indian IT’s future

Clearly, automation is going to change India IT forever. It will create a new binary class structure where there will be a very highly paid IT elite, and a reducing but still large complement of lower-wage pool facing an uncertain future. #Infosys #InMyOpinion #IT companies #Jul-Sep 2016 quarter #N Chandrasekaran #Q2 Results #Q2-FY2017 #TCS #Vishal Sikka #wipro

Sep 29, 2016

India’s rise in global competitiveness vindicates Modi efforts, but continued rise depends on faster reforms

The key point to underscore is this: we have done well, but improvement in the competitiveness rankings is a treadmill. If we don’t continue to run harder, we can fall back again. #China #GDP #Global competitiveness index rankings #India #InMyOpinion #NDA #Pakistan #PM Narendra Modi #Reforms #UPA #WEF