Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman chaired the GST Council meet

Income tax rates: FM Nirmala Sitharaman hints at cuts, but there is hardly any room

The fiscal deficit overshot the annual target set by Nirmala Sitharaman in her maiden Union Budget in just seven months. Read more »
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Do your bit to boost GDP growth, RBI signals to govt, industry

RBI did the right thing in pressing the pause button on rate cuts; economy need concerted efforts from policy makers, banks and businesses Read more »
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OECD bullish on India, pegs GDP growth at 5.8% in 2019

The OECD growth estimate of 5.8% for the calendar year 2019 is more optimistic than the RBI prediction. Read more »
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No repo rate cut: RBI puts the onus of economic growth on government

The economy is on a downward spiral due to a lack of consumer demand and low levels of private investment. Read more »
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India story: Right policies for an angry young population

To generate ample jobs for its impatient population, India needs sector-specific policies aimed at creating globally competitive industries. Read more »
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India growth story: Here’s why recession fears are misplaced, Dr Charan Singh explains

The tax cuts and other measures taken by the Modi government will show their impact in the second half of the fiscal. Read more »
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GDP growth slips to 4.5% in Q2; RBI may cut repo rate by 25 bps next week

GDP growth in the first half of the fiscal slipped to 4.8% compared with 7.5% in the year-ago period. Read more »