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US says India remains ‘challenging place to do business’, asks to reduce bureaucratic hurdles

A US state department report referred to the removal of special constitutional status from J&K and the CAA as few of those barriers against a reliable investment climate in India.

Indian finance ministry officer appointed to UN tax committee among 24 other global experts

Finance ministry joint secretary Rasmi R Das will be serving in the UN committee that guides countries towards forward-looking tax policies adapted to globalised trade.

A step-by-step guide to select an IPO for investment

If you are planning to invest in an IPO, you must consider a few tips that will help you make an informed decision.
File image of West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee (centre) and Finance Minister Amit Mitra (right) with global industrialists including Mukesh Ambani at the Bengal Global Business Summit in February 2019 | Photo: ANI

Mamata ‘implemented’ projects worth Rs 6.2 lakh cr, but just 2.5% shows up in central data

Bengal showed receipt of investment proposals worth Rs 12.32 lakh cr between 2015 and 2019. But DPIIT data shows Rs 37,051 crore, kicking up political storm.

Off The Cuff with Rakesh Jhunjhunwala

Market guru and ace investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala was our guest at the latest edition of ThePrint Off the Cuff. In conversation with Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta, he shared valuable tips for investors and gave insights into his style of investment. Jhunjhunwala said he was bullish on the Indian markets and was of the view that the best still lies ahead for the markets. This is the time to invest and not withdraw, according to him. He also had suggestions for Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the 1 February Union Budget. He proposed that the government should not raise taxes and be bold in its spending to revive growth. Jhunjhunwala was optimistic about the performance of state-owned banks going ahead, and forecast double digit growth for the Indian economy in the coming years.
File image of UP CM Yogi Adityanath (left) and MSME & investments minister Sidharth Nath Singh (right) | Photo: ANI

UP a role model, got investment plans worth Rs 53,000 cr since lockdown — minister S.N. Singh

Sidharth Nath Singh tells ThePrint Yogi govt has provided 4 lakh public sector jobs in 3.5 years, says UP is becoming a role model for other states.
UP CM Yogi Adityanath meets Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar in Mumbai Wednesday | Photo: PTI

Yogi Adityanath bonds with businesses, Bollywood in Mumbai to attract investment to UP

UP govt statement says improvement in ‘ease of doing business’ in state was appreciated by business leaders. Yogi met several corporate leaders, including those from Tata Sons and L&T.
File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi | PTI

PM Modi’s pitch to global investors — put your money in India’s urbanisation and mobility

Addresing Bloomberg economy forum, PM Modi says India has added advantages of being a vibrant democracy and huge market with a business-friendly environment.

As UN completes 75 yrs, why we need to now focus on young social entrepreneurs

UN and ESCAP have supported the social entrepreneurship movement in Asia and the Pacific in response to pressing issues, including Covid-19.

Best time to invest in India is now, banker Uday Kotak says as he lists 5 ‘right sectors’

Banking sector ripe for significant structural change, market share of India's private sector banks will rise to about 50% over next decade, says Asia's richest banker Uday Kotak.

On Camera

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A Pakistani friendship meme broke the internet. Now it makes a new record

The story of a Pakistani meme that has remained viral for over six years now — how it all started between three friends before it turned ugly and famous.
Workers install a street light in Lucknow, UP | Representational image | Photographer: Anindito Mukherjee/Bloomberg

Bet on companies that’ll benefit from Modi govt’s infrastructure focus, DSP says

Companies involved in building materials, construction & electrical components have been rallying as Modi govt makes a push for infrastructure to help economy recover.

Defence

Senior US commander meets Army Chief Naravane, holds talks on issues of ‘mutual interest’

General MM Naravane and Commander of US Special Operations Command General Richard D Clarke, who is on a 3-day India visit, also briefly discussed the situation in Afghanistan.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Like them or not, Taliban are a reality. India can deal with them if BJP resets its politics

Befriending the Taliban is possible, and pragmatic. It’s just that it calls for a big reset in the BJP’s domestic politics — a formula that goes beyond polarisation.