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Last updated: 17 Oct, 2017  
 Editorials
gst-thmb.jpg GST revamp: Relief to exporters, SMEs
Bikky Khosla | 10 Oct, 2017
Nearly 100 days after implementation of the Goods and Services Tax, the GST Council at its 22nd meeting last week finally came out with some encouraging alterations, which deserve appreciation.  
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Meeting.9.thmb.jpg Can PM's advisory council revive growth?
Bikky Khosla | 03 Oct, 2017
Prime Minister Modi last week revived the Economic Advisory Council, which has been defunct since the NDA came to power in 2014. The five-member council, comprising economists of high repute and to be led by NITI Aayog member Bibek Debroy, will address the issues of macroeconomic importance and present its views directly to the PM. 
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Rupee.9.Thmb.jpg Stimulus watch
Bikky Khosla | 26 Sep, 2017
News reports have surfaced that the Centre is considering a stimulus package in the range of Rs 40,000-50,000 crore to halt the ongoing growth slowdown. The basic idea behind fiscal stimulus is that when the overall economic growth is sluggish, feeble or in a state of contraction, the government should increase public expenditures so as to financially stimulate the economy. 
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Exports.9.Thmb.jpg Export sops: WTO compliance
Bikky Khosla | 19 Sep, 2017
First, the good news. The August export figures have come as a relief in the background of declining growth witnessed by the sector in the previous few months. However, there is little scope for complacency.  
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Downturn.Thmb.jpg GDP slump: What to blame for it
Bikky Khosla | 12 Sep, 2017
What is pulling down the economy? As per the estimates released by the Central Statistics Office on August 31, growth of the Indian economy, as measured by GDP, fell to a three-year low of 5.7 percent in the June quarter, against 7.9 percent in the same quarter a year ago and 6.1 percent in the preceding quarter. 
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Ease.Of.Doing.Business.9.Thmb.jpg Ease of doing business: Claim vs. reality
Bikky Khosla | 05 Sep, 2017
Where does India really stand when it comes to ease of doing business? Time and again, the Centre has claimed that a lot of measures have been taken to improve the business ecosystem in the country. 
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India.Growth.9.Thmb.jpg NITI Aayog's Action Agenda
Bikky Khosla | 29 Aug, 2017
The NITI Aayog released its 'Three-Year Action Agenda 2017-20' last week. The report, which has come on the heels of the second volume of the Economic Survey, views that our prospects of reaching the 8 percent-plus growth trajectory in the next few years are very bright.  
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Exports.9.Thmb.jpg Exports slowdown
Bikky Khosla | 22 Aug, 2017
The Commerce Ministry last week came out with export figures for the month of July. The data shows that our overseas shipments rose for the 11th consecutive month, recording a growth of 3.9 percent over a year ago.  
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