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RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das

RBI governor Shaktikanta Das’s idea of a 10 basis points rate cut would be meaningless

A 10 basis points cut would hardly have any impact on the Indian market. Instead, RBI needs to consider bigger cuts to impact interest rates.
Rajnath Singh, PM Modi and Amit Shah launching the BJP manifesto | ANI

BJP’s Rs 100 lakh crore infrastructure dream only possible with pvt help, financial reform

Modi govt has spent Rs 19.3 lakh crore in 5 years on infrastructure. To meet the manifesto promise, it would need to spend over 5 times that amount per year.
An under-construction building

Private projects have been declining, and India’s new govt needs to reverse this trend

Investment is an important driver of growth in India, but the number of private projects announced and under implementation has been declining steadily since 2011-12.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi addresses a press conference at AICC HQ in New Delhi | Suraj Singh Bisht/ThePrint

Rahul Gandhi’s NYAY raises too many questions & is not the answer to ending poverty

In an economy where biggest problem is employment, poverty reduction by income transfers is just a palliative. It needs to come with growth & jobs.
A giant cut-out of Prime Minister Narendra Modi installed at Ashok Road | Ravi Choudhary/ Getty Images

Pick-up in quarterly sales reflect an upswing in Indian economy as GST regime stabilises

There is finally evidence of formalisation of the economy as the GST regime stabilises & has a big positive effect on the business cycle.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Narendra Modi and jobs: It’s all about data, and how it’s calculated

Both Modi government and private surveys can be correct about India’s jobs status — because they measure different things, and employ different ways.
PM Narendra Modi at Gandhi Peace Prize award at Rashtrpati Bhawan in New Delhi | Praveen Jain/ThePrint

Despite big-bang reforms by Modi govt, two withdrawn bills make the glass half full

Much-needed reforms in bond market and banks were sidestepped, reducing the positives of measures like bankruptcy code and inflation targeting.
Pedestrians and shoppers walk past stores on a street in Varanasi (representational image)

In IL&FS crisis season, why you should be worried if your PF money is with exempt trust

Exempted firms not overseen by EPFO have adopted govt guidelines that pertain to investments but there is no one to monitor if these are followed
shagun notes

As RBI transfers reserve surplus to Modi govt, it now has to find ways to manage risks

Instead of RBI holding capital, an MoU could be signed that would require the govt to pay the central bank in case of any risk.
A man walks past the Reserve Bank of India headquarters in Mumbai | Shashank Parade/ PTI

Year after historic circular, debate over RBI’s regulation making powers still mired in confusion

RBI’s last year circular making bankruptcy proceedings a must brought focus on the need for checks and balances when unelected officials write a law.

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