The bumps ahead

Assessing inflation risk in the time of spiking prices and damp consumer sentiment

SEBI-stung NSE to reset co-location code

Regulator examining allegations that some brokers had got preferential access from location of servers at the exchange

‘Low solar tariff viability depends on cost of debt’

Tariffs fell below Rs. 3 per unit at a recent bid in M.P.

Planning for the people

Planning continues to be a top-down bureaucratic exercise, disconnected from the institutions of local democracy

Importance of goods and services

As the polls in Uttar Pradesh shift eastward, issues of economic delivery and the impact of demonetisation appear to be increasingly salient for voters

Swimming out of a numerical soup

The Budget has nothing much to say about the GST. But this is out of necessity since decisions on the GST remain with the GST Council

Solar power breaks a price barrier

In another barrier-breaking development, the auctioned price of solar photovoltaic (SPV) power per kilowatt hour has dropped below Rs. 3 to Rs. 2.97 in Madhya Pradesh, providing a clear pointer to the future course of renewable energy.

Reluctant mothers

Crushing poverty is forcing under-age girls from six districts in Hyderabad-Karnataka into early marriage and motherhood. Kumar Buradikatti reports on a childhood cut short

Prudence amid uncertainty

For the first time in six meetings this fiscal, the Reserve Bank of India has shifted its policy poise, moving to ‘neutral’ from an ‘accommodative’ stance.

TPP is dead, but its legacy lives on

The Trans-Pacific Partnership was dead long before Donald Trump signed his executive order. But its damaging aspects, like stringent IP provisions, have just migrated to other agreements

Enterprise as an instrument of change

Leaders are motivated by service to their firm’s higher purpose and creating value for all stakeholders

RBI opts for flexibility to ‘move in either direction’

Bond yields climb after debt market participants are surprised by central bank’s shift to ‘neutral’ monetary stance

Ministries, sectoral regulators to screen FDI proposals

The Centre had proposed to abolish the FIPB in its Budget for 2017-18

Neither transparent nor accountable

In the public mind, political corruption is the source of most forms of corruption. No doubt, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley was seeking to address this concern about the lack of transparency and accountability

The triple agenda - Budget 2017

The Budget presented on Wednesday marks a paradigm shift in multiple ways. For one, it seeks to reconcile the consequences of international headwinds with domestic economic compulsions. The internatio

Rcom-Aircel deal hinges on SC

Hearing on plea seeking to bar Aircel from selling spectrum slated for Friday

Readying for the long road

This year may be looked upon more as a period of consolidation when the economy gets used to the new environment, which will include the GST and the remonetisation process

A fine balance

Coming within three months of the Central government’s purge of high-value currency notes that has dampened economic activity

The message in the median

The fiscal prudence is timely, but the Budget lacks measures to revive the economy

A Budget few can quarrel over

When growth is faltering, demonetisation could hold the key to realising more taxes and maintaining fiscal stability in the immediate future