India’s Balance of Payment.. (Part II)

While software services continue to get maximum attention, Business  services is also a sizeable segment and provide some useful insights. The segment reported exports of over $37 bn, less than software, but substantial nevertheless. In fact, its growth rate at 13% implies that it is not witnessing the kind of challenges software is going through. Further, … Continue reading India’s Balance of Payment.. (Part II)
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India’s Balance of Payment – I

Balance of Payment (BoP) for 2017-18, as per the RBI data, shows a reasonable jump of over 13% in exports. This has come after a gap of five years during which it has shrunk by nearly the same amount. However, the gains were more than negated by even sharper increase of 20% in imports. But … Continue reading India’s Balance of Payment – I
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Decoding Insolvency & Bankruptcy Code (IBC)

The Insolvency & bankruptcy code (IBC) has received unprecedented attention since its promulgation about two years back, more so, through the whole of this year. The designated courts have also been very busy adjudicating on cases filed before it, trudging through a nascent law which has gone through several amendments. The amendments have made the … Continue reading Decoding Insolvency & Bankruptcy Code (IBC)
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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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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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Global Trade – An Overview…

The change in policy stance of the world’s largest economy has added greater uncertainty to decades of efforts at globalisation. However, while Donald Trump has emerged as a villain, global trade has been witnessing a slowdown since 2008, after the global crisis. For now.. A look at the state of global trade and across major countries.. … Continue reading Global Trade – An Overview…
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