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Last updated: 21 Jul, 2017  
RBI.Thmb.jpg Co-origination model: A new approach to MSME credit
Bikky Khosla | 18 Jul, 2017
Over the years, the RBI has repeatedly urged our banks to step up credit flow to the Micro, Small & Medium Enterprise (MSME) sector. Time and again, the central government has launched several schemes to address this concern. But the result has turned out to be hardly satisfactory. 
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Digital.MSME.Scheme.9.Thmb.jpg Digital MSME scheme: Cloud made easier
Bikky Khosla | 11 Jul, 2017
Last week, we received an email from a top official from the MSME ministry, informing us about the Digital MSME scheme, launched recently on the occasion of the UN Day for MSMEs. Cloud computing for ICT applications is fast emerging as an innovative technology to increase business efficiency, expand reach and push innovation 
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GST.9.Thmb.jpg Anti-profiteering, Composition scheme concerns
Bikky Khosla | 04 Jul, 2014
The long wait is finally over. It all started way back in 1986, when the then finance minister VP Singh put forward a budget proposal for overhauling the excise taxation structure and after three decades, GST was finally rolled out at a midnight joint parliamentary session last week.  
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gst-thmb.jpg GST transition for SMEs
Bikky Khosla | 27 Jun, 2017
While the GST is all set to roll out from July 1, our small and medium enterprises are on tenterhooks: how the new tax regime would impact the sector? There have been talks that GST will usher a revolutionary change in the country's taxation system, bringing in transparency, eliminating hidden costs and improving ease of doing business. 
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India.Growth.9.Thmb.jpg Poor state of state finances
Bikky Khosla | 20 Jun, 2017
The last week saw release of a number of key macroeconomic data sets. Inflation, both retail and wholesale, fell sharply in May, raising hope for a rate cut by the RBI in coming days, but industrial production growth slipped to 3.1 percent in April, again pulled down by poor manufacturing.  
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RBI.Thmb.jpg RBI-government rift
Bikky Khosla | 13 Jun, 2017
The RBI last week came out with another monetary policy review; the key interest rates were kept unchanged; the Indian industry argued that the central bank overlooked the pressure being borne by it -- there is nothing new in this development.  
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Growth.9.Thmb.jpg No private investment, no growth
Bikky Khosla | 06 Jun, 2017
The Central Statistics Office last week came out with its latest growth estimates. As per the data, GDP growth in the fourth quarter of the last fiscal is projected at 6.1 percent, against an unexpectedly buoyant third quarter growth of 7 percent 
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Cyber.Crime.9.Thmb.jpg Cyber resilience
Bikky Khosla | 30 May, 2017
The WannaCry ransomware recently created havoc worldwide, infecting nearly 3 lakh computers in over 150 countries. The target was majorly healthcare and government infrastructure in the western countries. and fortunately the level of damage India suffered was substantially less compared to other countries.  
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