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Last updated: 30 Mar, 2017  
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Accounting.9.Thmb.jpg Time to get GST-ready
Bikky Khosla | 28 Mar, 2017
First of all, here's the good news. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday tabled four Goods and Services Tax (GST) enabling bills in the Lok Sabha and they will be taken up together in the House for discussion on Wednesday.  
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Internet banking generic THMB It's time for SMEs to go online
Bikky Khosla | 21 Mar, 2017
The number of Internet users in India is expected to reach 450-465 million by June, 2017 from 432 million in December last year, a report said recently, adding that it did not factor in the impact of demonetisation, which has given a big boost to digital and mobile transactions. 
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Election.9.Thmb.jpg BJP win: Reforms to get a boost
Bikky Khosla | 14 Mar, 2017
It is another thumping victory for Brand Modi. While in UP and Uttarakhand, the BJP secured landslide wins, bagging three-fourth majority, the party is likely to form its governments also in Goa and Manipur, by cobbling up coalitions with regional players. 
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GDP.Q3.9.Thmb.jpg No demon in demonetisation!
Bikky Khosla | 07 Mar, 2017
And now yet another twist in the demonetisation story. When PM Modi took the whole nation by surprise by announcing the note ban of November 8, initial public perception was widely positive. The move was cheered as an attack on black money and corruption. 
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Rupee.9.Thmb.jpg NPA menace: It's time for all-out war
Bikky Khosla | 28 Feb, 2017
The scourge of loan losses has a tendency to increase, get too big to ignore, too late to manage, and push the system into crisis — what the former RBI governor Raghuram Rajan once said now seems to coming true.  
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H1B.9.Thmb.jpg H-1B visa: IT sector woes
Bikky Khosla | 21 Feb, 2017
In a first in 25 years, Nasscom, a leading trade association of Indian information technology and business process outsourcing industry, has refrained from issuing a growth forecast for the sector for the next financial year.  
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Trump.9.Thmb.jpg Temptation of protectionism
Bikky Khosla | 14 Feb, 2017
Last week, an urgent meeting was convened by the Commerce Minster on the proposed tightening of the US visa regime. The development came amid grave global concerns over US protectionism under President Trump.  
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msme-THMB-2010.jpg Budget 2017: Positive for MSMEs
Bikky Khosla | 07 Feb, 2017
Arun Jaitley last week presented his fourth Union Budget. Expectations were high and so were the challenges, and it was indeed a tough task for the Finance Minister to play a balancing act between growth stimulus and fiscal consolidation.  
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