Arun Jaitley

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POLITICS

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KYC norms, Anti-corruption, Arun Jaitley, Electoral Bonds

Why electoral bonds won't clean up political funding

Union finance minister Arun Jaitley needs to pay heed to the problems in-built in the new scheme to finance political parties.

POLITICS

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Narendra Modi, Political funding, Elections Commission, Electoral Bonds

Arun Jaitley in a FB post on why electoral bonds are necessary

The scheme will bring in substantial transparency into the system of political funding.

MONEY

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GST, Narendra Modi, Arun Jaitley, Economy

Indian economy will be a big test for government in 2018

The government is walking a financial tightrope, thanks to its fiscal deficit targets on the one side, and rising crude oil prices on the other.

MONEY

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POLITICS

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Arun Jaitley, Supreme Court, Judicial overreach, Judicial activism

Judicial overreach: Why Arun Jaitley and Ravi Shankar Prasad are fighting a lost battle

When the executive and legislature have willingly or otherwise exited, there is a natural tendency for the judiciary to step in.

MONEY

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GDP, Indian Economy, Arun Jaitley, GDP growth

India’s GDP growth at 6.3 per cent in September quarter is underwhelming but expected

Though it’s better than the 5.7 per cent registered in the last quarter, the current rate will limit the annual average to 6.5 per cent.

MONEY

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Arun Jaitley, French Revolution, Notebandi, Demonetisation

What India could have learned from France's experience of demonetisation in 1840s

We have demonised the money of the poor - cash - while glorifying that of the rich - card and Paytm.

MONEY

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Demonetisation, GST, Arun Jaitley, Economy

S&P ratings prove India can't get carried away by Moody's view of the economy

The latest rating agency to assess India would like to see results of the reforms coming in before a rating revision.

MONEY

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Taxation, Finance Ministry, Arun Jaitley, GST

GST Council slashing tax rates for 178 items is a belated measure to fix ailing economy

Only 50 items including luxury goods like tobacco would attract 28 per cent GST, rest will be taxed at 18 per cent.

MONEY

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Narendra Modi, Arun Jaitley, Rollbacks, GST

Government mustn't make GST a playground for interest groups pushing 'quick-fixes'

The perplexed GST council has become extremely vulnerable to the India's notorious tax lobbying.