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Last updated: 26 Jun, 2017  
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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Modi.9.Thmb.jpg Three years of Modi government
Bikky Khosla | 23 May, 2017
In what could be its last meeting before rollout of the indirect tax regime, the GST Council last week finalised rates of the new tax for most of the goods and services.  
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Industry.9.4.Thmb.jpg Jobless growth
Bikky Khosla | 16 May, 2017
Jobless growth has, for quite some time now, been pointed out as a major challenge facing India. Our economy is powering ahead, but without creating enough jobs, and this widening gap clearly indicates that our policy makers' focus only on increasing the GDP growth rate is not enough.  
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India.Growth.9.Thmb.jpg Reform drive
Bikky Khosla | 09 May, 2017
While the world economy has continued to face uncertainty, India is fast emerging as a global growth engine. Experts almost unanimously agree on this view, but -- there is a 'but' attached.  
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Tax.9.Thmb.jpg Farm debate
Bikky Khosla | 02 May, 2017
Should agricultural income be taxed? Last week a Niti Aayog member argued that the government should tax farm income above a certain threshold. The view stirred up a hornet's nest among many.  
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