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Business  /  Published 20.09.18

RBI, finance ministry agree on policy rate hike

The RBI and the finance ministry seem to have arrived at a consensus on the need to hike key interest rates. Officials said the hike could be between a quarter per cent and half a per cent.The Monetar...
By Jayanta Roy Chowdhury in New Delhi

India  /  Published 05.07.19

Customs duty blow to print media

The budget on Friday introduced a 10 per cent customs duty on newsprint — both the uncoated paper used for printing newspapers and the lightweight coated paper used in magazines.The 10 per cent basi...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 08.11.18

DeMo anniversary: Jaitley says more resources for the poor

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday said demonetisation resulted in formalisation of economy and increased tax base, prompting the government to earmark more resources for the poor and infrastru...
By PTI in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 31.10.18

Govt is using RBI for political objectives

The issue of independence of the monetary authority of an economy vis-à-vis the central fiscal authority has been debated by economists as well as by policymakers. The main argument has centred aroun...
By The Editorial Board

Business  /  Published 01.07.19

June GST receipts go below Rs 1 lakh crore

GST collections fell below the Rs 1-lakh-crore mark to Rs 99,939 crore in June, according to finance ministry data. The indirect tax regime completed two years on Monday. The collections in June were ...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

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Business  /  Published 16.01.19

Budget boost seen for farmers, infrastructure

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By Jayanta Roy Chowdhury in New Delhi

India  /  Published 15.01.19

Jaitley on medical trip, PMO eye on budget

Finance minister Arun Jaitley has left for the US for what sources described as a “regular medical check-up”.The unexpected announcement, a little over two weeks before the presentation of the Nar...
By Jayanta Roy Chowdhury in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 07.02.20

GST rate rejig meet

The GST Council is expected to meet at the end of this month on the restructuring of rates, including a three-slab structure.Finance ministry officials said they were reviewing the rates, with an opti...
By R. Suryamurthy in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 18.02.19

Finance minister roots for bank mergers

Finance minister Arun Jaitley on Monday said India needed mega banks that were strong.“India needs fewer and mega banks which are strong because in every sense, from borrowing rates to optimum utili...
By Jayanta Roy Chowdhury in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 10.12.18

Urjit Patel exit triggers key queries

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By Our Special Correspondent in Mumbai


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