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Jul 21, 2016

How out of blue FM Manmohan Singh got associated with historic reforms of 1991

Manmohan was not a close associate of Rao before being appointed FM and daughter Daman says in her book that her father knew Rao "very slightly" from his days in the Planning Commission when Rao was a Cabinet Minister #'Strictly Personal' #Daman Singh #economic reforms #finance minister Manmohan Singh #P C Alexander #PV Narasimha Rao

Jul 12, 2016

Air India’s Rajdhani-like fares will fuel passenger boom, but may hurt yields

Iindustry experts have said that this move will kill the airline's already dodgy revenue management #air india #civial aviation ministry #discount schemes #Mahesh Sharma #Rajdhani fares #SpiceJet

Jun 27, 2016

FDI reform: Why single brand retail may not see a single dollar of fresh money

With the complete dissonance between what the government promises and what it delivers, the share of retail trade in overall FDI inflow is unlikely to rise anytime soon #Apple Store #cutting edge #FDI reform #single brand retail sourcing #state of the art

Jun 24, 2016

Revenue receipts from spectrum auctions to fall short unless 700 mhz band price lowered

The largest ever spectrum auction lined up by the government for September could turn out to be a disappointment unless prices of the 700 mhz band are revised downward. #COAI president Rajan Mathews #DoT #Government #HSBC Global Research #spectrum revenue #telecom

Jun 17, 2016

Aviation policy: Airlines sulk over 5/20 dilution, flyers will have to shell out more

The 5/20 rule was brought in allegedly at the insistence of one powerful full service airline years ago, so that this airline got immunity from competition from desi competitors on lucrative international routes #5/20 rule #air india #AirAsia India #CAPA #civil aviation policy #IndiGo #Jet Airways #RCS #SpiceJet #Vistara

Jun 13, 2016

Road accidents: Why govt data on deaths is questionable

Unsurprisingly, India tops road accident deaths, with roughly 1.5 lakh Indians dying on the roads in 2015 when total number of accidents crossed the five lakh mark. That is 400 people dying on our roads each day #Lok Sabha #MORTH #road accidents #Road Transport and Highways minister Nitin Gadkari #The report on accidents in 2015

May 30, 2016

In a battle against rising pollution, govt’s vehicle scrapping policy looks laborious

Unlike the 'cash for clunkers' scheme which the US implemented successfully in 2009, the government is not directly buying and scrapping old vehicles #cash for clunkers #passenger vehicles #SIAM #vehicle scrapping policy #Voluntary Vehicle Fleet Modernization Plan

May 16, 2016

FM Jaitley says RBI and finance ministry share mature relationship

The governor's push to banks to make provision for bad loans - something previous governors could have done but chose not to - besides myriad other initiatives should give enough reasons to this government to ask Rajan for a second term #Disinvestment #Finance Minister Arun Jaitley #GST #RBI governor Raghuram Rajan #Subramanian Swamy #Vijay Mallya

May 16, 2016

Have banks’ bad loans peaked out? Arun Jaitley thinks so

Jaitley further said that transparency in the banking system has increased manifold due to banks making much higher provisioning for bad loans in the last two quarters #bad loans #FDI #Finance Minister Arun Jaitley #GDP #Monsoon #NPAs