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Last updated: 05 Sep, 2017  
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Will a India-EU trade breakthrough happen?
Bhaswati Mukherjee | 12 Oct, 2017
It was a summit based on huge expectations on both sides, the first between the leaders of India and the European Union since Brexit. The meeting was rich in symbolism, marking 55 years of diplomatic relations between the world's two largest democracies. Political goodwill and determination to overcome road blocks were evident in the body language and statements emanating from the leaders, with the President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, quoting Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore: "It is important for the two sides to swim in the same direction despite their differences".
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'GST relaxations advanced Diwali celebrations'
SME Times News Bureau | 10 Oct, 2017
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said Diwali had come early because of the relaxation in GST rules that brought some relief to small and medium businesses (SMEs).
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Combating Corruption
V. Srinivas | 03 Oct, 2017
India's fight against corruption is led by a robust and time tested institutional and legislative framework including the Prevention of Corruption Act, an independent Central Vigilance Commission, the Comptroller and Auditor General, the Judges (Inquiry) Act, the Lok Pal and Lok Ayukta Act 2013, Whistle Blowers Protection Act 2011, Prevention of Money /Laundering Act, Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Act which cover a number of areas of criminalization and bribery. All civil servants are mandatorily required to declare their assets on an annual basis.
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Gold will not glitter this Diwali!
Aparajita Gupta | 25 Sep, 2017
With Goods and Services Tax (GST), demonetisation and Anti-Money Laundering (AML) regulations coming into effect, gold will not glitter much this Diwali, feels Somasundaram P.R., Managing Director - India of the World Gold Council (WGC).
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C2C e-commerce bridging gap, paving the way for SMEs
Porisma P. Gogoi | 11 Sep, 2017
Aiming to ease hurdles faced by small sellers to showcase products online, many e-commerce platforms are offering incentives to bridge the gap by removing intermediaries and delivering products from the small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to consumers.
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Exporters' woes under GST: Working capital stuck as refunds not available
Meghna Mittal | 11 Sep, 2017
Exporters are having a tough time since the roll-out of the new indirect tax regime as the online facility to claim refunds is not yet available, with many even postponing shipments as they grapple with low funds, stakeholders and experts have said.
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Demonetisation may have hurt more than it helped
Amulya Ganguli | 04 Sep, 2017
It will take time for the economists to figure out whether the fall in the growth rate to 5.7 per cent is the result of the disruption caused by demonetisation and the Goods and Services Tax (GST), but most of the common people will see a connection between the two steps and a slowing down of the economy.
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Microsoft India set to help SMEs to evolve, adopt 'intelligent' cloud
Nishant Arora | 26 Aug, 2017
As over 50 million SMEs in India look to move to a secure Cloud, Microsoft -- with its end-to-end offerings with New-Age capabilities -- is set to help them evolve and adopt an "intelligent" Cloud, says Microsoft India President Anant Maheshwari.
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Need of the hour is to keep the core of Infosys intact
Amit Kapoor | 22 Aug, 2017
Vishal Sikkas exit from Infosys seems to have been accentuated by the streak of comments made by co-founder N.R. Narayan Murthy. The comments bordered on complaints, raising issues of corporate governance and at time accusations. The episode, like a soap opera with significant twists and turns, has been played in public glare over the last few months.
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Shared value an important lever in PM's vision of New India 2022
Amit Kapoor | 16 Aug, 2017
On the 75th anniversary of the Quit India movement, Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged citizens to create a new India by 2022 by freeing the country from poverty, corruption, dirt, terrorism, casteism, and communalism. To fulfill this vision of a new India, it's important that all stakeholders come together and support the governments efforts on eradicating these evils.
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