One year of GST: The roller-coaster ride is over and businesses are now prepping to switch to cruise control
If voluntary courting of GST by SMEs can swell the revenue kitty, robust self-policing can add much more to the government's coffers.
Budget 2018 aims to empower farmers, but would it have been more prudent to ensure that credit, price-realisation or subsidy benefits reached them directly? | #FirstCulture
The ruling BJP in Gujarat has hailed the Union Budget as "inclusive and pro-development" while the Congress has termed it "disappointing". The Opposition party claimed the budget has failed to offer any solace to common people who are being "crushed" under inflation.
Budget 2018 updates: Amit Shah says Narendra Modi govt's Budget in spirit of 'Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas'
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will present the Union Budget 2018-19 on Thursday which may see new rural schemes and stepping up of funding towards existing programmes.
Budget 2018: Arun Jaitley reveals govt mops up Rs 1 lakh cr via divestment this year; aims Rs 80,000 cr in FY19
The government reduced stake in several PSUs this fiscal, including EIL, NTPC, NALCO and OIL.
Budget 2018: GDP may grow 7.2-7.5% in second half of FY18; India on way to becoming 5th largest economy, says Arun Jaitley
As per the CSO estimate Indian economy is expected to grow at 6.5 percent in the current fiscal, ending 31 March
In Union Budget, small businesses may get some sops to ease pain caused to them due to chaotic rollout of GST and demonetisation
Union Budget 2018: Narendra Modi govt must tame fiscal deficit to retain investors' faith in Asia's 3rd largest economy
Since Narendra Modi took power in May 2014, benchmark 10-year bond yields have fallen 135 bps and NSE share index has surged 55 percent
Economic Survey 2018: Make in India 2.0 to focus on 10 champion sectors to spur manufacturing, job creation
Make in India programme was launched on 25 September, 2014 with an aim to make India a global hub for manufacturing
Arvind Subramanian speaks about huge market rally, says stock prices need to be backed by economic growth
Over the past two fiscal years, the Indian stock market has soared, outperforming many other major markets.
India has great expectations from govt’s economic reforms but data shows not all of them are being met
The common man doesn’t know much about government's big ticket economic reforms but knows, for sure, their grocery bill is impacting their kitchen needs
Economic Survey 2018 reveals low tax collections at panchayat level are challenge to fiscal federalism
Economic Survey says panchayats received 95 percent of their revenues from devolved funds from centre/state, while generating only 5 percent from own resources
Experts on Economic Survey 2018: GDP may bounce back to 7-7.5% next year, but there are hurdles on the way
The annual survey was released ahead of the government’s annual Budget statement, due to be presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday.
The survey cautioned that persistently high oil prices remained a key risk for a country that relies on imports for much of its fuel needs.
Economic Survey 2018: Use of technology has led to transparent and effective enforcement of labour laws
The Economic survey highlights labour reform measures, including technology-driven initiatives that ensure delivery by reducing complexity in compliance.
The good thing is that during this bull run, the proportion of bakras given the increased size of the Indian economy, has been lower than was the case in 2007-2008.
What may perhaps disturb even those who felt a slight slippage this year is warranted is the Survey’s prognosis for the next fiscal – the return to the fiscal straight and narrow may not happen.
President Ram Nath Kovind's address to Parliament indicates government sees agrarian crisis as major challenge
If Gujarat Assembly election results were an indication, and if one reads the fine print of President Ramnath Kovind’s address to the Parliamentarians ahead of the Budget Session on Monday, then the agriculture sector seems to be emerging as one of the biggest challenges for the Narendra Modi government and the BJP.
Fiscal deficit may be slightly higher than target of 3.2% of GDP as per earlier projection: Niti Aayog vice-chairman
The government aims to contain the fiscal deficit for 2017-18 to 3.2 percent of the GDP, and 3 percent in 2018-19
Retail inflation, based on Consumer Price Index (CPI) was 4.88 percent in November and in December 2015 it was 3.41 percent