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Human Development Index: A snapshot

From: Buisness-standard By Parthasarathi Shome Recommended by: business-standard Last year I wrote on HDI, which is an index incorporating ten indicators under the broad criteria of education, health and living standard. New data
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A macro, financial & regulatory cocktail

From: Buisness-standard By Shankar Acharya Recommended by: business-standard Four months ago I had rung some alarm bells about macroeconomic developments and pressures (“Macro stability at risk”, Business Standard, July 12, 2018).
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The real story behind 'Half Stories', the first live action ad campaign

From: Buisness-standard By Shubhomoy Sikdar Recommended by: business-standard Which do you consider your best campaign and why? One of the campaigns I have had the privilege of conceptualising is the ‘Half Stories’ campaign for
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Explaining why

From: Buisness-standard By Ajit Balakrishnan Recommended by: business-standard There was a deathly silence in that vast hall of a thousand-plus data mining and artificial intelligence practitioners in New York City last week, when
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The nation's interest in Kerala

From: Buisness-standard By Mahesh Vyas Recommended by: business-standard Floods in Kerala have devastated one of the most idyllic settlements of India. Malayalis are rich, educated and largely in harmony with nature. They live
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Blackballed by public sector firms

From: Buisness-standard By M J Antony Recommended by: business-standard The government and public sector agencies are believed to be keeping confidential files of firms which are blacklisted. In international trade, especially
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Contradiction in terms?

From: Buisness-standard By Mihir S Sharma Recommended by: business-standard We are now a very angry country. In fact, we’re so angry, so often, about so many different things that it can be hard to keep track.It is therefore no
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Should the world have allowed the 2008 economic crisis to play out?

From: Buisness-standard By Mihir S Sharma Recommended by: business-standard In a few short weeks it will be 10 years since the crash of 2008. By this time 10 years ago, it was already clear that finance — or at least Wall Street
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Improving the GST regime: What India can learn from island nation Singapore

From: Buisness-standard By A K Bhattacharya Recommended by: business-standard On February 19, 2018, the Singapore government announced that it would raise the rate of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) from 7 per cent to 9 per cent
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Amidst all the hoopla, GST problems remain

From: Buisness-standard By TNC Rajagopalan Recommended by: business-standard Last Sunday, the government celebrated the completion of a year since the Goods and Services Tax (GST) was launched.As expected, there was widespread