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Opinion: Sonalde Desai: Population growth and the changing geographic and generational balance of power The United Nations estimates that the world population will reach 8 billion on November 15, 2022. Our minds had barely wrapped around a global population of 7 billion in 2011, and now, only 12 years later, we are looking at a...   Read More

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  • Business confidence up as companies bet on turnaround: Survey

    NEW DELHI: Business confidence is on the upswing as companies are betting on a turnaround in the economy and improvement in the investment climate in the months ahead on the back of an expected reforms drive a survey by a think tank showed on Friday. The survey by National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER)...   Read More

  • NCAER Business Expectations Survey July 2014

    Press Release The Business Confidence Index Quarter 1 2014-15 NCAER    Continued Upward Trajectory: Business Confidence on its Accelerated Growth Trend   The BCI rose by 13 per cent in June 2014 over April 2014 overshadowing the 3.8 per cent increase in April 2014 over January 2014. Out of the four components of BCI three...   Read More

  • Business confidence up on economy boost, investment climate: NCAER

    NEW DELHI: Business confidence index continued to show upward trend for the quarter ended June 2014 on improving economic conditions and positive investment climate economic think-tank NCAER said today. The index rose by 17 per cent in June 2014 over April 2014 this year the think-tank said. "Out of the four components of BCI three...   Read More

  • Economy grows 5.7%, clocks fastest growth in 2 yrs

    HT Correspondent Hindustan Times  New Delhi August 29 2014 First Published: 18:06 IST(29/8/2014) | Last Updated: 11:15 IST(30/8/2014)   The Indian economy expanded at its fastest pace in two-and-a-half years in the quarter ending June on the back of a turnaround in manufacturing as sentiment was boosted by the Narendra Modi government’s measures to help...   Read More

  • The new young: Sonalde Desai

    Only 28 per cent of men aged 20-29 and with a college degree had a salaried job in 2005 which had slowly grown to 33 per cent by 2012.   From Naxalbari to the Arab Spring our popular imagination has seen the youth as the harbinger of revolution that breaks down the bastions of privilege....   Read More

  • India Makes Progress on GST Implementation

    DELHI – India moved closer towards implementing a Goods and Services Tax (GST) with the conclusion of the latest meeting by the Empowered Committee of State Finance Ministers this Wednesday. While numerous hurdles remain central and state Finance Ministers agreed on several important items that are expected to speed up the implementation process: Two-part levy:...   Read More

  • States drop compensation hurdle for proposed Goods and Services Tax

    With State Finance Ministers having dropped the issue of compensation in lieu of a cut in the central sales tax from the agenda of their upcoming meeting on implementing the Goods and Services Tax (GST) the major hurdle appears to have cleared in reforming India's indirect tax regime.   Seen as a key to facilitating...   Read More

  • The progressive personal, corporate and indirect tax rates in the country compel people to evade tax and accumulate black money

    In reply to an RTI query the Union finance ministry   said the UPA II government had commissioned a study in 2011 to ascertain the quantum of illegal money in the Indian economy. It said the study was being carried out by Delhi-based National Institute of Public Finance and Policy (NIPFP) National Council of Applied...   Read More

  • Tourism contributes about as much to India’s economy as the entire IT sector

    India might not have much to write home about when it comes to tourist arrivals when compared to the rest of the world but the industry is nevertheless tremendously important for the country. Despite its size and the wealth of sites to visit India counted as only the 38th-most visited nation according the United Nations....   Read More

  • Kerala Vision 2030 gets Cabinet nod

    The Kerala Cabinet has given sanction to Kerala Vision 2030. Expert committees will be constituted to synchronise the ideas put forward by Vision 2030 in annual as well as five-year plans and to advice the government and formulate necessary policies and institutions said chief minister Oommen Chandy. Detailed directions will be prepared to assess and...   Read More

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