The Budget for year 2017-18 projects a total shortfall of Rs 5.5 lakh crore with total expenditure projected at Rs 21.5 lakh crore against receipt (excluding states’ share) of Rs 16 lakh crore . A look at the different components of the budget.
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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”..
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…
The completion of auction for wind power at record tariff of less than Rs 3.5 per unit marks a new beginning for wind power, close on the heels of gains in Solar Power. While this is certainly an important milestone, there would still be challenges ahead and it may be too early to celebrate. A … Continue reading Wind Power – Gain With The Wind…!
The startup ecosystem continues to face grave challenges resulting in huge layoffs and closing down. The latest in the list is layoffs at Snapdeal and closing down of stayzilla, a provider of homestay option for travellers. A brief look at the whole business.. Start-Ups seemed to have caught the fancy of hedge funds and venture … Continue reading Startups – The Churn Continues..
NPAs of the banking sector, especially the public sector continue to remain high, estimated at about 12% for PSBs. While various measures have been taken to resolve the issue, none seems to have worked so far. This has led to the proposal of creating a public sector asset rehabilitation agency (PARA) by the Economic Survey, … Continue reading Resolving NPAs – Understanding Asset Rehabilitation Agency..
The confirmation by Vodafone Plc recently that it is in talks with Idea Cellular for potential merger of Vodafone India is another big churn in the Indian Telecom sector. While R-Jio’s entry was expected to disrupt the market, that the second largest player would call it quits is unanticipated and quite shocking. A look at … Continue reading Vodafone-Idea Merger Proposal – The Rationale..
Data on International trade & Inflation for Dec’16 and IIP for the month of Nov were released by government agencies earlier this week. Coming in the backdrop of demonetisation and its expected adverse impact, the figures were much awaited. To the relief of the government, the economy appears to have performed well on all the three parameters. … Continue reading Trade, IIP and Inflation – Nov/Dec Performance..
It had been an interesting year for Corporate India. Sectors which saw maximum action were Telecom, Oil & Gas and Cement. The year also saw a number of sell-offs, largely to tide over the cash flow crisis. A look at some of the highlights: Tata – Mistry tussle – In an unprecedented move, Tata Sons … Continue reading 2016, The Year That Was – Corporate & Industry..
The announcement on buyout of Gujarat State Petrochemical Corporation’s (GSPC) assets in K-G basin block by ONGC earlier this week puts an end to GSPC’s audacious attempt to establish itself as an important gas producer. GSPC struggled for more than half a decade to extract gas from the field after a high profile announcement on … Continue reading Understanding ONGC – GSPC Gas Block Deal.