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The daily newspaper Business Standard (also available as an e-paper) is the preferred choice of serious business readers. It is published from 12 centers - New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Chandigarh, Lucknow, Pune, Kochi and Bhubaneswar. It is also printed from Bhopal.

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From: Buisness-standard By Anjuli Bhargava Recommended by: business-standard Last week, the government announced the setting up of the National Testing Agency (NTA) and a change in the structure of the three monster examinations that decide the future of lakhs of students and teachers in the country every year. That sounds like
From: Buisness-standard By Shreekant Sambrani Recommended by: business-standard “Act in haste, repent at leisure," is an old aphorism. It applies only partly to the substantial revision of minimum support prices (MSPs) of the current kharif crops the government announced last week.That decision could not be said to have been
From: Buisness-standard By Shyam Saran Recommended by: business-standard Recent events in India have damaged the country’s image as a vibrant, plural and successful democracy. This is a setback not only for India but also for embattled democracies across the world.It is time to reflect on this since, with general election in
From: Buisness-standard By Jayant Tripathi Recommended by: business-standard On 27 November 1835, James Pratt and John Smith were convicted of the crime of “buggery”, and became the last people to be executed in England for committing a truly victimless crime.In 1553, during the reign of Henry VIII, the Parliament of England had
From: Buisness-standard By Vandana Gombar Recommended by: business-standard The first week of July saw a broad range of developments in clean energy, affecting technology costs, factories, investment and policy.Solar tariffs in India made headlines again — reaching back to the record low levels seen last year — as did Tesla’s
From: Buisness-standard By Arvind Subramanian Recommended by: business-standard One question I am increasingly asked is this: yes, the Economic Survey (“A Conversation With and Within the Mahatma”) raised the profile of Universal Basic Income (UBI) as a serious option, but has it had any resonance in policy circles? Or, more



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From: Buisness-standard By A V Rajwade Recommended by: business-standard A couple of weeks back (The Other Side, August 18), I had discussed how some economists in the International Monetary Fund (IMF) are now discovering the ill-effects of two macro-economic policies it has been advocating since long: a liberal capital account
From: Buisness-standard By GR Chandrashekhar Recommended by: business-standard The term "gazelle" is meant to identify with small and medium enterprises (SME), which are usually not venture capital-funded and are not lifestyle ventures as well but exhibit a significantly superior growth than other SMEs in an economy. The
From: Buisness-standard By BS Reporter Recommended by: business-standard Looking after your employees is good for business as it can attract 35 per cent more investment from socially responsible funds, a study by an assistant professor of Warwick Business School has found. Onur Tosun looked at 1,585 US corporations and 47
This person, now a billionaire, was during his working career an intern at the Bank of Nova Scotia in the 1990s. While working for the head of strategy of the bank, he was asked to study the bank's third world debt portfolio, which went by the name 'less-developed country debt.' He once made this statement: "Money is low bandwidth, you don't need
From: Buisness-standard By A V Rajwade Recommended by: business-standard It is likely that the Indian Financial Code may get enacted in the coming Budget session of Parliament. One major issue policy-makers in Delhi may need to be cautious about is the inflation target based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI): Once a quantitative



From: Buisness-standard By TNC Rajagopalan Recommended by: business-standard About 10 days earlier, the commerce minister interacted with exporters at a meet organised by the Federation of Indian Export Organisations (FIEO). He had sought their suggestions on a strategy for raising annual export by $100 billion.It was only last
From: Buisness-standard By Devangshu Datta Recommended by: business-standard The trade war looks set to intensify as the first set of punitive US tariffs on Chinese goods and China’s retaliatory tariffs kick in. If the US decides to escalate by targeting a wider range of goods, China will presumably broaden its retaliatory
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 and the City of London — was dangerously over-extended. To those in the business, it was no longer a
From: Buisness-standard By Parthasarathi Shome Recommended by: business-standard As the first year of GST was completed, many articles appeared on the first year’s performance or lack of it. One matter that perhaps remains to be addressed is the government’s customer focus reflected in the 50 communications by the chairman,
From: Buisness-standard By A K Bhattacharya Recommended by: business-standard The combined size of the Budgets presented by 29 states of India is now at least 37 per cent more than the Union Budget. Compared to the Union Budget size of Rs 24.42 trillion for 2018-19, the states’ budget size for the current year is estimated at