Tax compliance: Rewards may work better than punishments

Covid-19 has hit tax collections, but the situation will improve in terms of both the number of taxpayers and revenue collections, once the pandemic is under control. Read more »

Inflation focus must end: RBI should cut rates by 100 bps

There are enough reasons to be optimistic – the economy had a good rabi crop, the monsoon has been good and the kharif crop is also expected to be good. Read more »
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Surviving the economic tsunami of Covid-19 recession

India needs these fiscal, monetary and financial policy adjustments to stay afloat in the global economic crisis triggered by the new coronavirus pandemic. Read more »
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Easy money: Policy rates need further cuts to encourage banks to lend more

The repo rate and the reverse repo rate can be cut further following the global trends as inflation is no longer a threat to the economy and businesses. Read more »
GST collections down

A guide to lifting of lockdown, resuming production

The government could consider constituting a high-level disaster management taskforce with expertise in analysing the socio-economic situation to offer sound advice to policy makers. Read more »
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Lessons for India from global manufacturing hubs

To become a global economic powerhouse, India should engage foreign companies in a mutually beneficial partnership. Read more »

Coronavirus impact: Indian economy may prove doomsayers wrong

Innate strength and resilience of the Indian economy may see it staging a smart recovery and posting robust growth once the Covid-19 lockdown is lifted. Read more »
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Amid coronavirus gloom, a great opportunity beckons India

The world’s dependence on China has resulted in a huge disruption in production. India should promote itself as an alternative manufacturing hub. Read more »
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Enlist local bodies in fight against disease, hunger

The states that are fighting the new coronavirus efficiently have already roped in local bodies and elected representatives to identify and support the needy. Read more »
MSMEs face Covid-19 crisis

MSME sector: Eight ways India can back its small enterprises

Micro, small and medium enterprises are crucial to the revival of the economy ravaged by the Covid-19 outbreak and the nationwide lockdown. Read more »