The global minimum tax will make multinational corporations pay tax

Global minimum tax explained: Abuse of tax havens to end, big tech to come under tax net

The proposed global minimum tax will make multinational corporations pay a minimum 15% tax on their profits, ending misuse of double tax avoidance treaties. Read more »
India: Slowing economic growth, rising unemployment

‘India’s unemployment crisis unprecedented; government spending only way out.’

Not coming up with a large fiscal stimulus was a mistake that led to a fall in economic growth rate and rise in unemployment levels. Read more »
flash flood in Rishiganga and Dhauliganga rivers of Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand flash flood: Study identifies causes, issues stern warning

A study says better monitoring and an early warning system could have reduced human losses in the flash flood in Rishiganga and Dhauliganga rivers of Uttarakhand. Read more »
India's four labour codes

Labour reforms: What do the four labour codes mean to businesses, workers

The four labour codes expanded the ambit of some laws, removed some obsolete provisions, and made compliance easier, tilting the scale in favour of employers with some anti-worker provisions. Read more »
banking reforms in india

Consultations, regulation key to the success of banking reforms unveiled in Budget 2021

The government must be wary of pushing through the much-needed banking reforms without a proper cost-benefit analysis and a clear regulatory framework. Read more »
fiscal conservatism threat to Indian economy

Indian economy: Focus on fiscal consolidation will hurt fragile recovery

The spending-to-GDP ratio will be lower than the projected nominal GDP growth for next year, which means the government is going in for aggressive fiscal consolidation when the Indian economy is facing... Read more »
RBI monetary policy focus on growth, jobs

Economic Survey predicts V-shaped recovery, 11% GDP growth

The Economic Survey sees robust growth in investment and consumption as well as a major recovery in services sector that contributes more than half of India's GDP. Read more »
foreign trade policy without industrial policy

RCEP: Asia Pacific trade pact will amplify Chinese power

The agreement means the US and the EU will have little say in deciding the direction of the booming Asian economy. Read more »
Budget 2021 smacks of fiscal conservatism

RBI will resume rate cut spree sooner than later

Economists have warned a repeat of 2010 when the RBI's targeting of CPI inflation led to an industrial slowdown. They say WPI is more relevant for the industry. Read more »
India’s newspapers are facing an existential crisis

Reform or perish: Indian newspapers stare at a crisis of their own making

Print publications need to diversify their editorial leadership by hiring journalists who can lead the digital transformation and set up newsrooms that could handle print, online, audio and video content. Read more »