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Last updated: 19 Aug, 2017  
 Editorials
Economic.Survey.9.Thmb.jpg Economic Survey: Volume-2
Bikky Khosla | 16 Aug, 2017
The Economic Survey 2016-17, Volume 2, released by the Department of Economic Affairs last week, came out with some valuable insights for economy watchers. On the bright side, it mentions about a 'rekindled optimism' on structural reforms, driven by launch of GST 
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Up.9.Thmb.jpg Short-term pains amid long-term optimism
Bikky Khosla | 08 Aug, 2017
The RBI in its recent policy review kept the growth outlook for the current financial year unchanged at 7.3 percent, on expectations of a normal monsoon, higher rural demand, increased government spending and the growth enhancing effects of GST.  
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Truck strike THMB GST: End of road for check gates
Bikky Khosla | 01 Aug, 2017
The Goods and Services Tax (GST) would benefit India‚Äôs small businesses, accelerating transportation of goods across the country, Prime Minister Modi recently said in a meeting.  
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Exports.9.Thmb.jpg GST: Export shipment clearance issues
Bikky Khosla | 25 Jul, 2017
It is not unexpected at all. Since the GST coming into force beginning this month, in fact, much before than that, everybody -- despite admitting that the new tax regime is a long-term opportunity -- has been talking about possible disruptions, which now seem to be slowly rearing their heads, and like many other sectors our exporters are also facing the heat. 
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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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Currency Import Export
US Dollar
65.15
63.45
UK Pound
84.20
81.35
Euro
76.70
74.10
Japanese Yen 59.10 57.10
As on 19 Aug, 2017
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