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Govt reforms appear task-based; it's time to focus on structural changes to improve India's ease of doing business rankings
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Govt reforms appear task-based; it's time to focus on structural changes to improve India's ease of doing business rankings

Two key areas in need of systemic reforms are enforcement of contracts and resolving insolvency

Why Union Budget 2020 is an opportunity for govt to demonstrate its intent to rebuild economic policy credibility
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Why Union Budget 2020 is an opportunity for govt to demonstrate its intent to rebuild economic policy credibility

Union Budget documents show that from FY17 to FY20, capital expenditure allocation went up by 18 percent over four years; revenue expenditure went up by 45 percent in that same period: nearly 2.5 times more

RBI governor Shaktikanta Das says low inflation, falling growth leaves more room for rate cut
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RBI governor Shaktikanta Das says low inflation, falling growth leaves more room for rate cut

Shaktikanta Das reiterated there are many areas of opportunity amid the "challenging" environment and called for focusing on the same without getting mired in negative sentiments

RBI governor Shaktikanta Das terms 5% GDP growth a 'surprise'; confident economy will look up with govt measures
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RBI governor Shaktikanta Das terms 5% GDP growth a 'surprise'; confident economy will look up with govt measures

With regard to structural reforms, he said the RBI has already pointed out in its annual report.

GDP falls to 5%: April-June data comes as a shocker; it is time govt bid adieu to fiscal deficit obsession
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GDP falls to 5%: April-June data comes as a shocker; it is time govt bid adieu to fiscal deficit obsession

Looking closely at the GDP figures, the big disappointment is the manufacturing sector

RBI's annual report confirms pain of economic slowdown may linger for a while; ball is in government’s court now
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RBI's annual report confirms pain of economic slowdown may linger for a while; ball is in government’s court now

The Reserve Bank of India’s annual report categorically makes it clear that reviving growth is the highest priority for policymakers at this juncture.

Home, auto loans set to become cheaper after RBI cuts interest rate; growth likely to pick up in fourth quarter
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Home, auto loans set to become cheaper after RBI cuts interest rate; growth likely to pick up in fourth quarter

RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das, at a media briefing, said banks have reduced their interest rates on fresh rupee loans by only 29 basis points so far as against 75-basis point cut prior to Wednesday's reduction.

Inclusion of real estate sector in its entirety under GST would help deal with uncertainties caused by various rulings
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Inclusion of real estate sector in its entirety under GST would help deal with uncertainties caused by various rulings

GST should ultimately subsume stamp duty payable on land sale agreements; ideally, at least on an immediate basis the Budget should address the issue created by notification in January 2018

World stocks near four-week high as Sino-US talks show signs of progress towards trade deal; oil climbs
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World stocks near four-week high as Sino-US talks show signs of progress towards trade deal; oil climbs

European bourses took the cue with the pan-European STOXX 600 gaining 0.6 percent with both German and French benchmarks jumping 1 percent.

IMF projects 7.3% GDP for India: Amid the China-beating growth talk, are we missing the crisis signals?
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IMF projects 7.3% GDP for India: Amid the China-beating growth talk, are we missing the crisis signals?

Did India ignore the warning signals that led to a financial markets chaos for too long?

PE investment in real estate sector grows by 36% annually during 2014-17
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PE investment in real estate sector grows by 36% annually during 2014-17

PE investments grew at a CAGR of around 36 percent from $2.5 billion (Rs 17,200 crore) in 2014 to $8.6 billion (Rs 59,100 crore) in 2017

Why union minister Arun Jaitley’s theory about a construction revival winning jobs merits a fact-check
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Why union minister Arun Jaitley’s theory about a construction revival winning jobs merits a fact-check

The services sector, and not construction, has played a better role in supporting the India growth story in recent years.

Full text: Arun Jaitley's blog says the economy and the markets reward structural reforms, fiscal prudence
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Full text: Arun Jaitley's blog says the economy and the markets reward structural reforms, fiscal prudence

We have enabled every Indian to be a part of the world’s fastest growing economy. The future looks much brighter than the past.

Private equity investments into real estate decline by 19% YoY in FY18: Report
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Private equity investments into real estate decline by 19% YoY in FY18: Report

The decline in private equity investment could reflect turbulence in the real estate sector, property consultancy Knight Frank said in its report.

Arun Jaitley says Indian economy has entered into consolidation phase after series of 'structural reforms'
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Arun Jaitley says Indian economy has entered into consolidation phase after series of 'structural reforms'

Arun Jaitley said that economy has entered into a phase of consolidation after a series of "structural reforms" which were initiated in the past two years

GST made doing business easier, reduced tax compliance burden for traders, says Arun Jaitley
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GST made doing business easier, reduced tax compliance burden for traders, says Arun Jaitley

Tax rates under GST too are being rationalised and a trader will no more be required to confront inspectors, says Arun Jaitley

Sensex, Nifty touch record intra-day highs as Moody's upgrades India's sovereign ratings
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Sensex, Nifty touch record intra-day highs as Moody's upgrades India's sovereign ratings

Sensex and Nifty maintained their upward trajectory supported by broadly positive Asian markets and healthy uptake in bank