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There can be no climate change revolution without an investment revolution

There are investment opportunities in areas such as energy storage and electrification. Patient investors need to tap into the power of science and innovation.
Workers prepare reinforcing steel Mumbai

How Indian companies cutting capital spending is set to prolong economic slump

Capital investments make up about a quarter of GDP & lower expenditure could weigh on economy in long-term, including denting potential growth rate of 7%-8%.
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India, EU ‘far apart’ on trade deal, but to revive talks today at first summit in 2 years

EU & India have been planning a free trade deal since 2007. Now, as PM Modi virtually meets EU leaders, high-level trade dialogue expected to be announced.
Representational image. A morning commuter walks in the Shiodome business area in Tokyo, Japan. (Representational Image) | Photographer: Toru Hanai | Bloomberg

Samurai Boost: Why Indian companies are leaning more on Japanese banks for funding

Dollar funding has become more costly amid turmoil but the price of raising yen has risen more slowly, boosting the appeal of fund-raising in the currency.
The farmers’ desire to sell is driven by a combination of poor soil quality, remnants of Tata plant still on the land and prices rising nearly 10 folds | Madhuparna Das | ThePrint

India developing land twice Luxembourg’s size for businesses moving out of China

PM Modi is working with state govts to reduce land acquisition barriers to encourage investors to come to India in aftermath of the Covid-19 outbreak & resultant supply disruption.

India’s political, social tensions will delay economic recovery, says US fund manager

WisdomTree Investments Inc. touted India as its favorite investment pick for years but says it's now concerned with the country's political & social tensions.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Union Budget 2020-21. | Photo: Praveen Jain/ThePrint

To boost investments, govt shifts dividend distribution tax from companies to recipients

Companies currently pay the DDT on the dividend given to shareholders at the rate of 15%, plus applicable surcharge and cess, in addition to the tax payable on profits.
Dal Lake

J&K hunts for 7,500 acres of land for investors ahead of April global summit

The sprawling Sher-i-Kashmir International Convention Centre in Srinagar has been identified as the venue for the inaugural ceremony of the J&K investor summit.
PM Narendra Modi | File Photo | ANI

Modi govt’s labour reform push will remove key hurdle for investors

The industrial relations bill doesn’t seek to change stringent laws on hiring & firing, but allows govt flexibility to relax conditions through executive order.
Nirmala Sitharaman addresses a press conference, in New Delhi | PTI

IMF supports Sitharaman’s corporate tax cuts, says it will help revive investment in India

International Monetary Fund also says India should address continued fiscal consolidation and secure long-term stability of fiscal conditions.

On Camera

A Harley Davidson dealership (Representational Image ) | Photographer: David Paul Morris | Bloomberg

Harley-Davidson riding away reflects poorly on both US icon and Modi’s ‘Make in India’

Modi’s ambitious plans to ‘Make in India’ could have been helped by a symbolic gesture to hold on to Harley, a premium manufacturer with an outsize brand.


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India, China working on Ladakh peace formula — alternate week patrolling, after disengagement

Patrolling in alternate weeks has been the established practice in the Northeast, and has worked well, barring the occasional face-off.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Suspect all, fix all? Is that the motto of our new ‘National Suspicion State’?

It’s not just Modi government or BJP, but even state governments, judiciary are getting caught in a ‘we suspect all’ mindset. Is India becoming a National Suspicion State?