NPAs – Sectoral Analysis…

The passage of Ordinance related to NPAs has renewed the sense of urgency to clear up the mess with Gross NPA of the banking sector crossing Rs 6 lakh crore mark. More worryingly, there is no sign yet of a trend reversal. An analysis to understand where this NPA  is coming from..    It is important to understand … Continue reading NPAs – Sectoral Analysis…
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Ordinance on NPAs – The Fight Continues…

The promulgation of the Ordinance yesterday for resolution of Non Performing Assets (NPAs) is another measure to tackle the crisis gripping the banking sector. Yet, the ordinance could be another dead ball and nothing that one can hope would work wonders due to lack of market participants. A look at the implication of the ordinance… An Ordinance is … Continue reading Ordinance on NPAs – The Fight Continues…
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India's Growth Story – Are We Better Off.. Or, Worse Off..??

United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) report, released this week, stating that richest 1% Indians own 53% of the total, second worst in terms of wealth inequality, puts again a question mark over India’s developmental model. As per an IMF paper, Gini coefficient has risen sharply for the nation since 1990 despite significantly higher growth rate. So, … Continue reading India's Growth Story – Are We Better Off.. Or, Worse Off..??
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Understanding GST (Part II)..

While Central GST (CGST) and State GST (SGST) should be easier to implement, the challenge would be to track the flow of goods and and implement inter-state GST (IGST). In case of inter-State sales, under the present system, the Centre levies a tax (Central Sales Tax) but the tax is collected and retained entirely by the … Continue reading Understanding GST (Part II)..
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Understanding GST (Part I)…

The countdown to the implementation of Goods and Services Tax (GST) has begun with Bihar becoming the second state to clear State GST (SGST) bill today after Telangana. The Parliament has already passed the centre GST (CGST) and Inter-state GST (IGST) late last month. A look at the bill and various complexities attached to it.. GST … Continue reading Understanding GST (Part I)…
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IMF World Economic Outlook April'17

The world economy is expected to witness a reasonable improvement in growth at 3.5% in 2017 against 3.1% in 2016 as per the IMF report released this week. More importantly, growth improvement is expected to be broad based with advanced economies, in the throes of subpar growth since the global crisis, also witnessing momentum gain. A … Continue reading IMF World Economic Outlook April'17
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Understanding H-1B Visa Program..

The changes in the H-1B visa rules marks the culmination of last few months of intense action and debate on the issue. The issue has just got even more polarised this week with Australia and New Zealand proposing changes in their foreign national employment conditions. So what exactly is H 1B visa and implication to different … Continue reading Understanding H-1B Visa Program..
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Understanding "Compensatory Tariff"..

Honourable Supreme Court’s decision last week disallowing “Compensatory Tariff” to Tata Power and Adani Power brings back this power sector invention into limelight. The compensation had earlier been awarded to these companies by the Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (Aptel) to compensate for unforeseen increase in the cost of generation. However, this concept is unique since no other industry … Continue reading Understanding "Compensatory Tariff"..
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Strengthening Manufacturing – Case of Apparel and Leather Industries…

The push to Indian Manufacturing sector and ‘Make in India’ campaign can receive a boost from some key sectors whose growth has preceded the growth of the economy across the world in recent times. These are Apparel and Footwear offering significant opportunity to accelerate employment generation and boost growth as per the Economic Survey. A look at … Continue reading Strengthening Manufacturing – Case of Apparel and Leather Industries…
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Understanding Universal Basic Income (UBI)…

The Economic Survey has floated the idea of Universal Basic Income (UBI) which essentially means transferring a certain amount of money into the account of people rather than trying to reach out to them through the welfare schemes. As per the Survey, it is an idea whose time has come for serious discussion. A look at … Continue reading Understanding Universal Basic Income (UBI)…
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