Policy flip-flop on e-commerce: Preferential pricing to gain some market share has to be stopped in its tracks
The government's recent flip-flop on opening of e-commerce to the so-called “non-essential” goods is just one of the many such flip-flops that the Government of India has made in the last 15 years on policies relating to modernisation of India’s retail sector
Coronavirus Outbreak: Unemployment rate in Asia-Pacific may rise over 3 percentage points; household income to fall
S&P Global ratings chief economist (Asia Pacific) Shaun Roache said the rise in unemployment could be larger now than in previous cycles because the downturn is much larger.
In Q3, non-government GDP actually grew by just 3.9%; economy is in ICU, needs an urgent booster shot
The highlight of the December quarter GDP data is not just the GDP numbers alone, but the massive revisions of the past data
India has 13.5–15.7 million women-owned enterprises, representing 20% of all enterprises in the country
Budget 2020 creates new avenues to utilise potential of India's youth workforce, writes UP BJP general secretary
While reading out her Budget speech, Sitharaman said that “this Budget is woven around three prominent themes which are 'Aspirational India', 'Economic development for all' and a 'Caring Society'
Budget 2020: Govt departments to create over 2.6 lakh jobs by 2021 amid criticism from Opposition on unemployment
The Budget documents give a break-up of the jobs likely to created in central government departments between 2019 and March 2021.
Budget 2020: Expect Nirmala Sitharaman to continue with govt's focus on infrastructure development; will boost job opportunities
While commercial housing is on an upswing, rental housing is a very important aspect that should have renewed focus and policy measures to boost residential real estate in the Budget
Budget 2020: Govt must take bold steps to bring private participation into infrastructure building to spur demand
One of the largest sources of demand for manufacturing products is the government’s investment in infrastructure and building assets
Budget 2020: Startup sector needs relevant reforms, right support and opportunities to play crucial role in India's growth
To reduce startup 'infant mortality' and encourage angel investments, risk-taking, creation of jobs, it is hoped the government will allow for tax exemption for amounts invested in accredited startups.
Budget 2020: Govt should announce steps to boost rural growth, infra to give more disposable income in aam aadmi's hands
Focused efforts towards increasing rural employment, skill development of rural youth, MSME growth, job creation, farmer productivity improvement and infrastructure development to be key areas of focus of Budget 2020 for the coming year
BJP accuses Jeff Bezos-owned The Washington Post of 'biased' coverage; newspaper's editor hits back, says 'independent journalism not about charming govt'
The Washington Post’s senior global opinions editor Eli Lopez had an online spat with BJP’s foreign affairs chief Vijay Chauthaiwale, who slammed newspaper's editorials, claiming the media house is biased towards Pakistan and overtly critical of India
From receiving a leadership award from PM in 2016 to being snubbed by govt in 2019, much has changed for Amazon's Jeff Bezos
But apart from these policy and technical challenges surrounding Amazon, Bezos was greeted with a rather public snub by the Union Minister of Commerce Piyush Goyal, upon his offer to invest additional $1 billion to help small traders transition onto the online marketspace
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos seeks to keep controversies at bay; focusses on e-commerce giant's investment, job creation in India in letter
In a letter, Bezos reiterated the e-commerce giant's investment and commitment to job creation in India
Unemployment levels rise in Jammu and Kashmir as educated youth struggle with neglect and lack of job-creation policy
There are 2,50,000 educated youths in Jammu and Kashmir who are bearing the brunt of the lack of employment and struggle to find jobs due to the lack of a job policy — thus pushing them and their families' backs to the wall
Union Budget 2020-21: Corporate India pitches for job creation, higher infra spending, policies for agricultural sector
Corporate leaders on Monday sought initiatives to support job creation besides enhanced spending on infrastructure and policies for the agricultural sector as part of their Budget wishlist
Manufacturing sector activity rises seven-month high in December; companies cautious on 2020 outlook, may impact investment
The IHS Markit India Manufacturing PMI rose from 51.2 in November to 52.7 in December, registering the "joint-strongest" improvement in 10 months.
Young voters helped upend the last UK election: With Brexit, jobs, housing on the line, will they do it again in 2019?
In the 2017 UK Election, a dominant performance among young people helped Labour win enough seats to unexpectedly deprive the governing Conservative Party of its parliamentary majority
Corporate tax cut aimed at attracting investment, generating jobs: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in the Lok Sabha on Monday said the government's decision to reduce corporate tax rate was aimed at attracting investment and creating jobs
Moody's cuts India's GDP growth forecast to 5.6% for 2019; says slowdown lasting longer than previously expected
Moody's Investors Service on Thursday cut India's economic growth forecast for current year to 5.6 perent from 5.8 percent estimated earlier, saying GDP slowdown is lasting longer than previously expected
The country can become an educational hub for Asia and Africa if it builds world-class universities, former Reserve Bank of India governor Raghuram G Rajan has said