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GST impact: Customers benefit as retailers get busy clearing stocks
Porisma P. Gogoi | 22 Jun, 2017
With less than 10 days to go for the biggest indirect tax reform to take effect, retailers are rushing to clear their stocks by offering huge discounts ranging from around 30 per cent to 60 per cent.
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Start-up Boom: Evolution of successful entrepreneurs in India
Porisma P. Gogoi | 19 Jun, 2017
Prior to economic liberalisation, the Indian business scenario was dominanted by family-based companies or people opting for government jobs, instilled with the notion of being financially secure. There was very little or no success in being an entrepreneur. With the introduction of economic reforms in 1991, the start-up scenario started flourishing here.
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'GST will help in e-commerce export, but clarity on policy needed'
Porisma P. Gogoi | 12 Jun, 2017
Though e-commerce players are expecting a surge in exports after the roll-out of India's landmark Goods and Services Tax (GST) reform, industry stakeholders feel there is a need to expand the categories for benefits under the export policy.
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To transform, India needs to improve competitiveness of its states
Amit Kapoor | 06 Jun, 2017
India has become the fastest-growing economy in the world. The next logical steps are to make this trend sustainable and to ensure that the benefits of this growth percolate down to the lowest rungs of the income hierarchy.
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India needs to rethink strategy for the IT sector
Amit Kapoor | 23 May, 2017
The Indian IT industry is at the crossroads. It first suffered the long-expected shock of the Trump administration's policy shift against the H1B work visa programme. The US President's executive order makes it impossible for IT firms to bring overseas low-skilled engineers into the US for on-site postings. Indian IT firms, which are the largest applicants for H1B visa, have the most to lose.
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3-years of Modi: Possibility of 2nd innings looms large
Amulya Ganguli | 20 May, 2017
Considering that the score line in the last round of assembly elections before Narendra Modi's third anniversary of the assumption of power was 3-2 in the Congress's favour, one can only say that his approval rating has been average.
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Manufacturers gearing up for growth with strategic technology investments
Anish Kanaran | 15 May, 2017
Manufacturers across the globe have kicked off the year with an optimistic eye to the future and are looking forward to nothing but net profit. 2017 is an exciting time for manufacturers gearing up for growth, and with most looking forward to the future they are investing in equipment, new manufacturing concepts such as 3D printing, and software to support digital transformation and new collaborative, connected factory floor competencies.
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The GST Economy - One Country One Tax
Paras Singh | 04 May, 2017
At present, the structure of indirect taxes in India is very complex as there are many types of taxes levied by the Central as well as State Governments of India on goods and services. Some examples are - Entertainment Tax on movies, Value Added Tax (VAT) on products and services, Excise Duties, Luxury Tax, Import Duties, Service Tax, Central Sales Tax, and so on.
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Cashless SMEs for Digital India
Paras Singh | 26 Apr, 2017
In the global business ecosystem, Indian SMEs should jump on the digitalisation bandwagon to reap the benefits that come along. This will not just establish them as greater contributors to the Indian economy, but also open new business avenues for them to leverage.
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The benefit of zero-interest loans
Artem Popov | 18 Apr, 2017
India's strong economic growth and growing income are expected to increase consumer spending to USD 3.6 trillion by 2020. The maximum consumer spending is likely to occur in consumer durables.
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