Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman

Covid-19: Modi government announces Rs 1.7 lakh crore welfare package

FM Nirmala Sitharaman announces several schemes to put money in the hands of the poor, most vulnerable. Read more »
Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman

Coronavirus outbreak: FM Sitharaman eases compliance burden to reduce pain

The Narendra Modi government announces easier compliance in areas such as income tax, GST, customs & excise, banking and trade. Read more »
Rana Kapoor, former MD & CEO, Yes Bank

Too big to fail? Yes Bank bailout sends wrong signals to the banking system

The episode highlights a severe lapse in banking regulation that allowed Rana Kapoor to sell his entire stake in the bank that was facing a crisis. Read more »
Kerala Budget 2020-21

Kerala Budget 2020: Full of promise, but challenges remain

Kerala state Budget for financial year 2020-21 is a daring attempt by the finance minister to overcome the resource constraints and the depressed economic conditions. Read more »
Nirmala Sitharaman missed these points in budget 2020-21

Budget 2020: What Nirmala Sitharaman failed to see

Union Budget 2020: Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman missed an opportunity to address issues such as slowing demand and high unemployment generation in her second Budget. Read more »
Union Budget 2020

No pathbreaking initiative in Nirmala Sitharaman’s Budget

India Budget: The finance minister lost an opportunity to push the envelope on pending reforms in some key sectors. Read more »
Nirmala Sitharaman missed these points in budget 2020-21

FM has made the right moves; govt must avoid distractions

Nirmala Sitharaman has made an effort to trigger growth in the sectors that will help push GDP growth and generate quality employment. Read more »
India Budget 2020 by Nirmala Sitharaman

Budget 2020: Why protectionist policies will not help Indian economy much

Narendra Modi government should focus on pending reforms, better infrastructure and cheaper inputs to make the country an industrial powerhouse. Read more »
India Budget 2020

Budget 2020: Policy prescriptions for $5 trillion and beyond

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman will present her second Union budget in a few days. Here’s what she could do to revive economic growth. Read more »
India national infrastructure pipeline

Govt unveils Rs 102 lakh crore mega infrastructure plan to push growth

The national infrastructure pipeline will entail projects in 23 sectors across 18 states and Union territories funded by the Centre, states and private sector. Read more »