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MONEY | 2-minute read

Why Finance Minister relaxing IBC is the most important move for businesses

The default threshold limit is being increased to Rs 1 crore from the previous Rs 1 lakh to prevent triggering of IBC proceedings for medium and small enterprises.

MONEY | 5-minute read

How Covid-19 is changing the global economic landscape

Covid-19 is an unforeseen shock of such magnitude to the global economic landscape, that this has no historical precedent in recent memory that one can have a preexisting narrative to estimate its impact.

MONEY | 4-minute read

The big picture on India-US trade deal

Being part of global value and supply chains remains critical for Indian firms to become more competitive over time and extract greater value.

MONEY | 4-minute read

Trump's visit to India: After hugs, let's talk economics

Rethinking Indo-US trade: India and United States have been strategic partners but wrinkles remain and for both countries to benefit, the diplomacy needs to go beyond the optics.

MONEY | 4-minute read

Budget 2020: More bangs, less bucks

India Today Group Editor-in-Chief talks about how a clutch of promising initiatives fall short of being a credible roadmap to economic recovery, in the February 17, 2020 edition of the India Today Magazine.

MONEY | 5-minute read

How the outbreak of coronavirus will hit the global business hard

Given China’s massive global economic footprint, the impact of the epidemic is beginning to be felt, without a crisis point being reached as yet.

MONEY | 4-minute read

Economic Survey 2020: Promise for better employment and integration in global trade markets

Survey focuses on the government’s priority on labour-intensive employment and a greater reliance on reforms in agri-business and export segments.

MONEY | 3-minute read

Budget 2020: Govt admits economic growth may not pick up soon

The first budget of the new decade could have been more promising in the bleak times of economic slowdown.

MONEY | 3-minute read

Budget 2020: Govt’s cohesive vision for economic reforms

Union Budget 2020-21 is not merely a statement of government expenditure and receipts, but pursues a holistic vision of well-being.

MONEY | 3-minute read

2020: A Do-or Die Budget for the Indian government

India Today Group Editor-in-Chief talks about the Indian economy, which is in the midst of a prolonged slowdown, in the January 27 edition of the India Today Magazine.

MONEY | 4-minute read

Why inflation is refusing to come down

Even if one were to assume vegetable prices would self-adjust, owing to 'seasonal' factors, one still needs to pay careful attention to other commodities like cereals and milk.

MONEY | 4-minute read

Has China hit the spending curb?

Though today it looks as if Xi's 'pockets' have no bottom, the question remains, can it last forever?

MONEY | 4-minute read

Can National Infrastructure Pipeline revive the economy?

This announcement comes at a time when the government's fiscal position remains clogged.

MONEY | 4-minute read

In 2020, this is how Nirmala Sitharaman can spruce up the economy

As the whole country gears up for the FM's second Budget next month, some believe that the economic slowdown has bottomed out.

MONEY | 3-minute read

How the economy fared under Modi in 2019

The year 2019 saw a further deterioration in economic growth, with a possibility that the current fiscal year may record the slowest annual GDP growth in nearly two decades.

MONEY | 4-minute read

Should the Modi government be blamed for rising onion prices?

Over the last quarter, onion prices soured from around Rs 25-30 per kg to around Rs 120 per kg across major cities and semi-urban parts.

MONEY | 5-minute read

How to fix the Indian economy which is in a free fall

India Today Group Editor-in-Chief talks about why economy's growth engines are slowing down and what can fix them, in the December 16 edition of the India Today Magazine.

MONEY | 9-minute read

Why India's politics is a curse for its economy

For decades, we have had a system that is 'naturally populist, seldom liberal'.

MONEY | 4-minute read

After no to RCEP, India must avoid protectionism at all costs

Maybe India was correct in staying out of RCEP, but now it has a lot more work to do at home.

MONEY | 5-minute read

Will the government's big real estate revival plan help the cash-strapped sector?

The housing sector has been affected by serious cash-flow problems and insolvency-related issues.

MONEY | 4-minute read

Why Modi's decision on not joining RCEP makes a lot of sense

India has a trade deficit to the tune of $184 billion with the 15 member countries.

MONEY | 5-minute read

Why this is a not so Happy Diwali

India Today Group Editor-in-Chief talks about why the economic gloom refuses to go away this festive season, in the October 28 edition of India Today magazine.

MONEY | 5-minute read

How Indian courts could be holding back the economy

The burden of economically irresponsible judicial decision-making could be exponential as was the case with the famous coal block allocation case.

MONEY | 4-minute read

Roadmap for India's $5 trillion journey

The Indian growth story will be an organic, consumption-led narrative spurred by the service sector.

MONEY | 5-minute read

When Mohan Bhagwat asked 'swadeshi yani kya hai' in the age of Made in China

Is the sarsanghchalak inkling towards a change in RSS's commitment to swadeshi economics?

MONEY | 4-minute read

Why Nirmala Sitharaman's tax cut announcement isn't a long-term solution

The approach to 'reform' has often included short-term measures that allow the economic car engine to start and push ahead faster but slow down eventually.

MONEY | 4-minute read

Will Nirmala Sitharaman’s last-mile gambit pull the economy out of slump?

The ‘last-mile’ window, on the face of it, is likely to help provide the necessary funding for healthy housing projects. That won’t be enough.

MONEY | 5-minute read

How to get the Indian economy back on track

India Today Group Editor-in-Chief talks about the 'Hard Times', and how to get the economy back on track, in the September 16 edition of India Today magazine.

MONEY | 8-minute read

Why the current economic slowdown is worse than that of 2008

The government is yet to even acknowledge that there is a slowdown.

MONEY | 5-minute read

India’s time to trade freely: A ‘Free and Open Indo-Pacific’ is on its way, but is India ready?

Is India competitive enough to be set ‘free’ in the Indo-Pacific?

MONEY | 6-minute read

Biting India's economy hardest: Policy uncertainty is adding huge volatility to already troubled sectors

India's black swan moment is here. Its total unpredictability is sending jitters across already shaky markets.

MONEY | 5-minute read

A Towering Modinomics Feat: Why the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code is among Modi 2.0's biggest achievements

Non-performing assets have been the Congress-led UPA regime's worst legacy. The IBC helps undo that festering damage by ensuring institutional lending and corporate rescue frameworks.

MONEY | 4-minute read

The signs are clear: India is on the verge of an economic slowdown

Not just the small businesses, even the large ones are beginning to feel the pinch now.

MONEY | 5-minute read

Union Budget 2019: Why expectations on income tax, farmers and corporates are running high

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will present the Union Budget on 5 July. Here are three key sectors of prime concern. Will their expectations be met?

MONEY | 2-minute read

Union Budget 2019: Why the Budget so scares me

The Budget reminds me each time, every year, how my entire education was a lie and I spent pointless hours chasing thetas and hexagons.

MONEY | 8-minute read

Budget 2019: How Modi 2.0 can tweak taxes, raise public spending on crucial sectors and raise employment

There are glaring gaps in India's economy. Women, SCs and STs are slipping through these. It is crucial, and doable, that the Modi govt fills these gaps via Budget 2019.

MONEY | 14-minute read

The Modi Masterstroke: How GST unified India

The Congress sat on the GST for years and did nothing. In contrast, the Modi govt both implemented this path-breaking reform and kept improving it, to benefit the common citizen in multiple ways.

MONEY | 9-minute read

Indian Economy: Stories of a structural slowdown are farce. Data shows Modinomics is propelling India towards strong growth

Key corporates in the cement, two-wheeler, home loans and consumer goods space are clocking in healthy double-digit growth. Sectors facing a temporary slowdown are hit by global or seasonal factors only.

MONEY | 4-minute read

Dire Straits: The Indian economy is in a major slowdown. Can Nirmala Sitharaman fix it?

With economic growth at its lowest and unemployment at its highest in several quarters, alongside a likely delayed monsoon, the FM's task is only uphill.

MONEY | 5-minute read

Interim Budget 2019: Tax advantages for buyers of a second property

Decoding the amended Section 54 benefits announcement in Interim Budget 2019.

MONEY | 3-minute read

How the Indian government threw Walmart a Googly!

Walmart faces stringent government regulations just a few months after it bought Flipkart. The timing is crucial. Will it faze the US giant?

MONEY | 3-minute read

Budget Afterthought: Big hug to the middle class

Budget 2019 was a chronicle of achievements, a roadmap for the future, envisaging the return of the NDA, garnished with pre-poll populism, and finally, some warmth for the tax payer.

MONEY | 4-minute read

Budget 2019: Why Modi govt should walk the talk on promises

The government has already sounded the war bugle on elections. But in the bargain, the promises made need to be implemented with care.

MONEY | 7-minute read

Why our political parties romanticise poverty

A politics of hand-outs hasn’t removed poverty from India. It has embedded it even more deeply. Narendra Modi was elected to end this politics. He is now following it.

MONEY | 4-minute read

Budget 2019: 10 big 'Josh' announcements which will change the political game

Key announcements made in the Modi govt's Interim Budget will impact a longer time-frame, and will strongly change the political landscape for the BJP, making a determined push to woo the middle class now.

MONEY | 1-minute read

Budget 2019: When and where to watch live streaming of the Interim Budget

You can watch Goyal’s budget speech live here to know what are the government’s plans for income tax slabs, indirect taxes, agriculture, new trains et al.

MONEY | 3-minute read

Interim budget 2019: Presumptions and probabilities

Last year's Budget focused on farmers and social welfare. It largely ignored the private sector and the middle class. Will this Interim Budget mind those gaps?

MONEY | 5-minute read

Do we really want to give our youth free money?

Rahul Gandhi’s move to ensure minimum income guarantee (MIG) for the poor is well-intentioned. But it could damage the psychology of a nation which is proud of its demographic dividend.

MONEY | 4-minute read

Why Rahul Gandhi’s promise of a universal basic income is worth being discussed

There is speculation that UBI could well be on the list of what the Narendra Modi government also offers voters through the Interim Budget.

MONEY | 7-minute read

Interim Budget 2019: It’s deflation that's hurting you! And it could hurt BJP too

The biggest chink in Narendra Modi-Amit Shah’s electoral armour is the economy which is the grip of strong deflation and plummeting demand. It is here that the Opposition has its sharpest advantage.