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Last updated: 23 Jul, 2019  
India.Growth.9.Thmb.jpg Demographic dividend: Skill gap a big barrier
Bikky Khosla | 23 Jul, 2019
A media report on Monday said that the working-age population (people between 15 and 64 years of age) of the country has grown larger than the dependant population (children aged 14 or below and people above 65 years of age) since 2018.  
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Exports.9.Thmb.jpg Budget neglects export sector!
Bikky Khosla | 16 Jul, 2019
Highlighting the importance of exports on a country’s economy, the latest Economic Survey said rightly that when an economy is in a virtuous cycle, investment, productivity growth, job creation, demand and exports feed into each other.  
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Sitharaman.9.Thmb.jpg MSME-friendly Budget
Bikky Khosla | 08 Jul, 2019
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman last week presented the first budget of the Modi government in its second term. She laid down a 10-point vision to transform India's economy to reach USD 5 trillion by 2025.  
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msme-THMB-2010.jpg Will Budget bring cheer to MSMEs
Bikky Khosla | 01 Jul, 2019
Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) are the backbone of the Indian economy …. This sector is key to addressing the lingering job crisis in the country. This is what we often hear in speeches. 
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gst-thmb.jpg GST Council meet
Bikky Khosla | 25 Jun, 2019
The 35th GST Council meet, held in New Delhi last week under the chairmanship of Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman proved a mixed bag. It did not deliver any big surprises, but introduced some minor changes only to the existing structure and procedures under the GST.  
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Exports.9.Thmb.jpg Paving the way for exports
Bikky Khosla | 18 Jun, 2019
Merchandise exports grew 3.93 percent year-on-year to $29.99 billion in May. Imports were 7.76 percent higher at $45.35 billion during the month.  
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India.Growth.9.Thmb.jpg Fixing the economy
Bikky Khosla | 11 Jun, 2019
The last week saw some important developments which augur well for the economy. First, the government formed two new cabinet committees to check the declining trend in growth, generate employment, spur demand and push consumption 
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Dollar.Investment.9.Thmb.jpg GSP withdrawal: Caution must be exercised
Bikky Khosla | 04 Jun, 2019
The US terminated India's designation as a beneficiary developing nation under the Generalised System of Preference (GSP) trade programme, with effect from June 5. 
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