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Last updated: 23 Feb, 2019  
Infrastructure.Thmb.jpg Land, as vital as ever
Taponeel Mukherjee | 23 Feb, 2019
The availability and usability of land to many investment sectors are essential, and yet these are areas that do not get the attention they deserve while making investment decisions and formulating policies. In the Indian context, this issue assumes greater importance 
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India.Growth.9.Thmb.jpg India should start a Well-Being Index
Frank F. Islam | 19 Feb, 2019
2018 was not a bad year in general for India. GDP growth has been relatively good, the Modi administration has launched several new initiatives, and Indias status and world image has strengthened. The problem is that these are all top-line measures and do not get down to how the Indian people are feeling. 
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Infrastructure.9.thmb.jpg Indian infrastructure: Time to refocus on the basics
Taponeel Mukherjee | 12 Feb, 2019
With 2019 underway, it would serve us well to look at some of the most pressing needs of Indian infrastructure. Trends in global capital markets and the needs of Indian infrastructure have broadly remained the same, but so have the challenges. 
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budget-indiaTHMB.jpeg A budget that is good politics and economics rolled into one
Amit Kapoor | 02 Feb, 2019
As was expected, the interim Budget presented by Piyush Goyal was not a traditional vote-on-account by any means. Contrary to the election-year convention, a full Budget was introduced by the government to pacify the voters.  
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APEC.9.Thmb.jpg India should be an APEC member: Australian Shadow Trade Minister
Biswajit Choudhury | 24 Jan, 2019
With trade becoming fundamental for global peace and stability and preventing the US-China kind of trade wars, it is vital to push for an Indo-Pacific free trade zone like the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) that should include India, a leading Australian politician has said. 
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It.Thmb.jpg Increase in digitalisation and other SME trends in 2019
Sameer Vakil | 17 Jan, 2019
The recent announcement that the GST Council is further easing the compliance requirements for SMEs will come as good news for the sector, which is acknowledged as the growth engine of the Indian economy. There is a collective sigh of relief now that Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has raised the sales threshold for GST registration from Rs 20 lakh to Rs 40 lakh. 
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FB.9.Thmb.jpg New Indian IT rules take social media giants to task
IANS | 14 Jan, 2019
As India gears up for general elections, owners of global social media platforms are in a huddle over how to curb the spread of misinformation and fake news in a country where deep mobile penetration has made Facebook, its messaging service WhatsApp and Twitter available at the fingertips of millions.  
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Indo-Us.9.Thmb.jpg Ties with US, Russia, trade talks India's diplomatic priorities in 2019
Aroonim Bhuyan | 04 Jan, 2019
Maintaining a balance between ties with the US and Russia, talks on free trade agreements with Europe and Southeast Asia, and making the Indo-Pacific concept gain global acceptability will be among India's top foreign policy priorities in the year ahead. 
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