Ahead of Union Budget 2018, Firstpost columnist Seetha discusses the state of Public Finances with Dr. Rathin Roy, Director, National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, and Member of PM's Economic Advisory Council.
Budget dialogues: Recapitalisation of state-run lenders alone will not cure ills of banking sector, say panelists
Panelists say banking sector requires overhauling of current structure of the entire system dominated by state-run lenders
Budget and Beyond: In next decade, road infrastructure in India will be completely transformed, says Nitin Gadkari
Nitin Gadkari says he needs more money because a lot of land needs to be acquired for ambitious Rs 7.5-lakh crore Sagarmala project
Budget 2018: Small businesses remain untouchables for conventional banks; can Arun Jaitley offer a solution?
Panelist says there needs to be a targeted approach to address the problems of small firms who don't get much lending from banks
Budget 2018: Mere incentives will not do the trick, needs a clear roadmap to migrate to digital society, say Firstpost panelists
Non-cash transactions spiked when cash was withdrawn from the economy overnight but as the cash returned, growth in digital transactions returned to the pre-demonetisation levels
The farmers’ unrest and overall agriculture-related stress has a lot to do with the fact that the markets are not adequately involved.
Budget and Beyond: This is the Modi moment, if he gets this right, farmers will salute him, says Ashok Gulati
Agriculture needs reforms in marketing, land titling and contract law reforms, to name a few
Budget and Beyond: I want everything to come under GST; there should be no exemptions, Bibek Debroy tells Firstpost
Many of the things that this government has done will begin to show results with a slight time lag, be it improvements in the transportation sector, connectivity in the power sector, financial inclusion, Rera or GST (goods and services tax).
Narendra Modi govt needs targeted policy actions to address unemployment problem: India Rating’s Devendra Pant
Lack of jobs has been a worrying factor for Narendra Modi government since it took over at the Centre in May, 2014
Kingfisher loan case: Banks made a mistake by not accepting Vijay Mallya’s settlement offer, says former SBI executive
Lenders have intensified their legal battle with Vijay Mallya after the liquor baron left the country in March, 2016
State of the economy: Narendra Modi govt's reform intent is positive but execution is key, says economist Gaurav Kapur
If done carefully, the bank recapitalisation exercise can help the banking sector revive the investment demand in the country provided there is a simultaneous pick-up in the economic activities on the ground, economist Gaurav Kapur said
Four months after the GST roll out, there is a big political debate going on between the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Congress-led Opposition party with respect to the impact of GST on various businesses.
It is important that the government keeps an arm’s length with state-run banks to give them a free hand in business operations, said former SBI official Jayanta K Sinha
State of the Economy: Growth could have been 1% higher without note ban, GST, says economist Madan Sabnavis
Not all is bad with the economy. Certain key indicators such as fiscal deficit and inflation are strong, says Madan Sabnavis