October 19, 2014 11:22 (IST)
The Modi government has done the right thing by decontrolling diesel prices. This single reform will have a huge ripple effect in the rest of the economy. For years, diesel has remained the elephant in the room in any discussion on the massive petroleum subsidy and its deleterious effect on other macro-parameters such as the fiscal deficit, current account deficit, inflation and growth.
October 17, 2014 12:20 (IST)
Arvind Subramanian's China insights will be useful for PM, writes MK Venu.
October 15, 2014 17:30 (IST)
Big change in under six months, writes BJPs Aman Sinha
October 15, 2014 07:00 (IST)
Multiple warnings that reforms are needed urgently, writes M.K. Venu.
October 10, 2014 10:43 (IST)
Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka is addressing a press conference to explain the September quarter earnings. Infosys beat profit estimates in Q2 today, reporting a profit of Rs 3,096 crore in the September quarter.
September 30, 2014 09:57 (IST)
Reserve Bank Governor Raghuram Rajan is likely to hold repo rate in his policy announcement today. The chances of a rate cut are slim, but Dr Rajan is known to surprise markets.
September 27, 2014 15:11 (IST)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 100 days in office have elicited a mixed response from analysts - some have complained about the absence of big bang reforms, while many others have applauded the new government for focusing on manufacturing and infrastructure.
August 31, 2014 16:25 (IST)
It was 4 a.m. in Mumbai and I had an international flight to catch in three hours. Recalling my disastrous experiences with popular radio cabs in the city, I decided to try my luck with Uber, which I had used in the US.
July 14, 2014 15:27 (IST)
Though the expectations were to set a framework and remove the bottlenecks under various regulations, clearances, Budget 2014 has been able to formulate and commit towards taking the first step, writes Himanshu Doshi.
July 14, 2014 12:32 (IST)
Budget 2014 was looked upon as the primary opportunity for the new government to provide a boost to the economy while continuing to improve the state of the fiscal deficit. In this regard, there was little doubt that the Finance Ministry had a daunting task before it to balance both major challenges faced by the economy.
July 14, 2014 11:08 (IST)
Though overall there is not much in the budget specifically for auto sector, the new government's industry friendly outlook should hopefully provide automotive industry a new lease of life, writes Chetan Kakariya.
July 13, 2014 16:14 (IST)
There is a need to enhance domestic production and India's energy security, says Sanjay Grover.
July 11, 2014 13:28 (IST)
To bolster the manufacturing sector, a slew of basic customs duty (BCD) reductions have been proposed, writes Abraham Kuruvilla.
July 11, 2014 12:48 (IST)
On the whole, the measures which the government has introduced through the budget represent a positive beginning, writes Amarpal Chadha.
July 11, 2014 11:12 (IST)
Congress is looking for specifics and a clear roadmap, writes Shashi Tharoor.
July 10, 2014 20:31 (IST)
Where are the promised big reforms, asks AAP's Ashutosh
July 10, 2014 18:24 (IST)
Disappointments include low FDI cap in defence, writes Ashok Mali
July 10, 2014 16:25 (IST)
Arun Jaitley's first budget, also the first in a quarter century being presented by a government which enjoys a simple majority, had raised expectations to unimaginable levels
July 09, 2014 14:47 (IST)
The Union Budget is a pretty important day of the year; in fact it is the most important day of the year from an economic perspective. Even when we look at non-election years, Union Budgets have had the power to sway the markets considerably.
July 09, 2014 11:30 (IST)
A clear majority for the NDA government has revived sentiments and sparked huge expectations that the government will deliver on reforms and come out with steps to revive India's economy. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's maiden budget is coming on the back of chances of a worst possible monsoon in the last decade and escalated crude prices triggered by Iraq crisis.