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Corporate taxes must be rationalised

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BusinessLine While the Modi government can take pride in having pushed through the landmark indirect tax reform, it has fallen short in its efforts to rationalise corporate tax rate in the country. To give Finance Minister Arun Jaitley his due, he had pointed ... More »

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More than an innovative exit route

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BusinessLine The start-up segment in India is all charged up after the mega Walmart-Flipkart deal, and 2018 ended as one of the best years in recent times for investments in start-ups. It is clear that there is no dearth of innovative ideas in the country, and... More »

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Why foreign portfolio flows will stay erratic

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BusinessLine Most stock market commentators are extremely optimistic and attempt to find a silver lining to every bad news. If rupee crashes, they see value in tech stocks, if rupee gains, they turn bullish on importers. If monsoon is erratic, construction sto... More »

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How GST collections can be bumped up

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BusinessLine The implementation of the Goods and Services Tax is likely to be showcased as one of the biggest achievements of the current NDA government in the upcoming general elections. To give the Centre its due, shifting all the States to the new indirect ... More »

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Worrying signs on the forex reserves front

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BusinessLine The Centre’s response to the recent bout of weakness in the rupee has been surprisingly nonchalant. While the RBI was mum, the Finance Minister decided to talk up the rupee by tweeting that India’s foreign exchange reserves are comfortable, going ... More »

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Why reverse charge mechanism must stay

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BusinessLine The recent proposals to amend GST rules include one to dilute the reverse charge mechanism (RCM). While many industry lobbies as well as tax consultants want this feature scrapped altogether, the Centre rightly has not acceded and is considering a... More »

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Can NSE show some humility, please?

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BusinessLine Vikram Limaye, who takes over as the new chief, has his work cut out for him in making the NSE less arrogant As Vikram Limaye moves in to the corner office of the NSE, everyone will be keenly watching the manner in which he navigates the first few... More »