Month: November 2016

Demonetisation Impact – Towards Less-Cash Economy..

Demonetisation has brought much greater sense of urgency to the task of transitioning to cashless economy. Even though institutional transactions have moved to electronic mode, consumer spending remains largely cash based. While this task looks daunting especially for payments related to items of daily needs such as milk, vegetables etc, there are number of other consumption related …

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Indian Government Debt – Where Is It going..??

After reaching a level of 83% of GDP in FY04, Government debt (Central and States combined) has declined by 17 percentage point. While the decline is much desirable, it still leaves open the question whether government borrowing is essential for the economy and more importantly, how much is too much. A look at the discussion.. 

Solar Power in India – An Overview..

Solar power in India has reached an inflection point with near tripling of total installed capacity in last eighteen months. Yet, it faces distinct disadvantages such as high land requirement, high capital cost, low capacity utilisation etc. With a considerable premium getting attached to clean energy and including the hidden costs of fossils fuel to environment, …

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Demonetisation – Will It Improve Tax/GDP Ratio..??

Demonetization continues to dominate the national agenda with the hardships being faced by the people and also the benefits arising out it. One of the benefits is its impact on India’s tax/GDP, a ratio which has huge significance from the perspective of building longer term capabilities and a considerable multiplier effect. While the ratio may rise in near …

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Demonetisation Impact – Understanding Co-operative Banks..

Reports of Co-operative banks (CBs) being misused to turn black money into white has led RBI to restrict their transaction in old currencies. While these banks play an important role in meeting the needs of smaller section of society, particularly rural area, they certainly pose significant risk, many of them still running without computerisation. A …

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Vodafone – Another case of costly acquisition and write-off…

Vodafone India is to Vodafone plc what Tata Steel Europe is to Tata Steel..! Vodafone plc’s recent decision to write-off € 6.4 billion (nearly Rs 46,000 crore) with respect to vodafone India’s operation confirms this. This is the second write-off by Vodafone plc related to India, the first being in 2010 for € 2.3 bn and …

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Tata Sons & Group Companies – Understanding the Board Structure..

The dispute arising out of removal of Cyrus Mistry as Chairman of Tata Sons has got more muddied with a hostile stand taken by Mistry. This has led to measures being taken by Tata Sons for his removal which are quite unprecedented, in the Indian Corporate history and of course, the history of Tata Group. …

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