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What Jaitley's two FB posts tell us about the economy and finance ministry

From: Buisness-standard By A K Bhattacharya Recommended by: business-standard Last week, Cabinet Minister Arun Jaitley made two significant announcements on social media that instantly became big news. More than their significance
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'Half-Maoists': When less is more

From: Buisness-standard By Bharat Bhushan Recommended by: business-standard We are witnessing the creation of a new public enemy – the ‘Urban Naxalite’. The term describes not only over-ground Maoist sympathisers, of which there
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Face-off or glasnost? It will be clearer if govt goes ahead with reforms

From: Buisness-standard By A K Bhattacharya Recommended by: business-standard It will be simplistic to describe the recent statement from Reserve Bank of India Governor Urjit Patel on the need to make bank regulation ownership-
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PNB scam: How do you make regulators accountable?

From: Buisness-standard By A K Bhattacharya Recommended by: business-standard Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said that in India while the political leadership is held accountable for all its actions and inaction, the regulators
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Disinvestments, subdued oil prices: Favourable tailwinds for Arun Jaitley

From: Buisness-standard By A K Bhattacharya Recommended by: business-standard Looking back at the five Budgets that Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has presented so far, it would be fair to conclude that disinvestment and oil prices
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Five takeaways from Arun Jaitley's fifth Budget

From: Buisness-standard By A K Bhattacharya Recommended by: business-standard The fifth Budget of Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has already drawn huge attention for its ambitious health insurance scheme, a special minimum support
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Bitcoin drops below $9,000 on (potentially) bad news from India

After several short-lived drops under $10,000, it looks like the price of Bitcoin finally yielded under pressure. The largest cryptocurrency by market cap is currently trading at $8,947, down 11 percent in the last 24 hours according to
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Budget 2018: A tightrope walk for Arun Jaitley

From: Buisness-standard By Devangshu Datta Recommended by: business-standard If the BJP is not confident about its re-election prospects, it's more likely to push things in a hurryBarring black swan events, the Budget 2018 will be
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Mr Jaitley: A pragmatist, not a fiscal hawk

From: Buisness-standard By A K Bhattacharya Recommended by: business-standard The pre-Budget Economic Survey for 2017-18, tabled in Parliament early this week, has given rise to speculation about the fiscal consolidation stance
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GST Council cuts rates for 29 items, 54 services

From: Hindustan Times Recommended by: Hindustan times Jaitley said the next meeting of the Council may consider bringing items like crude oil, natural gas, petrol, diesel, ATF and real estate within the GST purview.The Goods and

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