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Last updated: 18 Dec, 2017  
Exports.9.Thmb.jpg Foreign Trade Policy
Bikky Khosla | 12 Dec, 2017
The Government last week came out with the mid-term review of India's Foreign Trade Policy (FTP). Originally slated for issue earlier in July, the policy came a bit late, but it came with good news. Releasing the FTP, the Commerce Minister said the focus of the new policy is the labour-intensive MSME sectors. 
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India.Growth.9.Thmb.jpg Q2 GDP: Little to cheer about
Bikky Khosla | 05 Nov, 2016
First, the good news. India‚Äôs Growth Domestic Product (GDP) grew 6.3 percent during the second quarter of 2017-18, from 5.7 percent reported during the first quarter. Data released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) shows the GDP for Q2 standing at Rs 31.66 lakh crore. 
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Bankruptcy.Thmb.jpg Insolvency ordinance
Bikky Khosla | 28 Nov, 2017
The Union Cabinet last week approved certain changes to the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code and afterwards an Ordinance was soon moved and finally it was approved by the President. 
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Moody's.Thmb.jpg Moody's upgrade: Thumbs up to reforms
Bikky Khosla | 21 Nov, 2017
After a gap of more than a decade, US-based rating agency Moody's last week upgraded India's sovereign credit rating to Baa2 from Baa3 and changed its outlook for the economy to positive from neutral. 
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gst-THMB.jpg GST: Course correction
Bikky Khosla | 14 Nov, 2017
In a big relief to India Inc, the GST Council last week slashed tax rate on 178 items from 28 percent to 18 percent. Consumers will heave a sigh of relief as well. Now, only 50 items, classified as sin or luxury goods, are left in the highest tax slab.  
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World.Bank.9.Thmb.jpg Ease of doing business
Bikky Khosla | 07 Nov, 2017
The recently released Ease of Doing Business ranking 2018 has brought a pleasant surprise for India. The country jumped 30 spots, securing a place among the top-100 countries.  
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Rupee.9.New.Thmb.jpg Bank recapitalisation
Bikky Khosla | 31 Oct, 2017
The Centre unveiled a mega recapitalisation package for public sector banks last week. Under the scheme, a whopping amount of Rs 2.11 lakh crore--representing nearly 1.2 percent of India's GDP--is to be allocated to these banks over a period of two years. 
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Fake.9.Thmb.jpg Counter counterfeiting
Bikky Khosla | 24 Oct, 2017
Counterfeiting and piracy pose a serious global challenge, and like in many other countries in the world, they have assumed a grave dimension also in India.  
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