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    Good business sense, but poor economics: Commercial EVs trudge along the bumpy road

    Electric mobility is said to be the future of a sustainable world. But not everyone is keen to finance that future.

    India's next budget to focus on boosting growth, says finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman

    With the world's second highest cases of coronavirus despite a severe lockdown of its 1.3 billion people early on in the pandemic, India's economy is expected to contract nearly 10% in the 2020/21 financial year.

    Corporate India does a gradual recovery in Q2 FY21, but a long slog for aviation and hotels awaits

    The sustainability of the recovery post the ongoing festive season would remain critical in determining the overall macroeconomic recovery trajectory.

    Economic recovery stronger than expected, need to be watchful of demand sustainability: RBI Governor Das

    "After witnessing a sharp contraction in the economy by 23.9 per cent in Q1 and a multi-speed normalisation of activity in Q2, the Indian economy has exhibited stronger than expected pick-up in momentum of recovery," Das said.

    The pace of economic recovery is increasing, says Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant

    The Index of Industrial Production (IIP), which was in contraction for six months, turned positive in September. Manufacturing PMI in October was not just growing, but was at multi-year highs. These trends are likely to persist, said Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant.

    Cabinet gives in-principle nod to PLI in 10 sectors, sops worth Rs 1.4 lakh crore likely

    ET had last week reported that India would soon extend the PLI scheme to at least eight more sectors to support domestic manufacturing and promote the country as an alternate global manufacturing hub in Asia.

    A tax based on IP address is creating a fair amount of controversy

    There is a need to ensure fair taxation of digital businesses but an attempt to unilaterally tax such businesses without a consensus between nations might not be the best way forward.

    How India went from being a giant of global outsourcing to a dwarf of the Internet economy

    The bigtech revolution that has swept through China and the US has eluded India. We have not built Internet giants the size of Tencents, Alibaba, Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Google (TAFANG)

    Credit alert: Understanding the moratorium math

    Govt will pay the difference between compound interest and simple interest over the moratorium period.

    Government against umbrella entity for e-payments

    The government is of the view that the payments system should be treated as a core government function like issuing voters’ ID or Aadhaar, and the private sector should be kept out.

    Reboot economy: Rules around TDS and TCS for e-commerce can act as regulatory bottlenecks

    Reboot economy: Rules around TDS and TCS for e-commerce can act as regulatory bottlenecks

    Grow small businesses by making doing business easy. Additional compliances may burden and discourage MSMEs from participating in e-commerce transactions and deter many from embracing digital.

    Govt extends deadlines for furnishing annual GST returns

    Govt extends deadlines for furnishing annual GST returns

    A notification to the effect will be issued subsequently, the government has said.

    Government saves Rs 6000 crore or 50% of funds allocated for skilling scheme

    Government saves Rs 6000 crore or 50% of funds allocated for skilling scheme

    Experts feel while certification is important to help our existing workforce get better work and wages, the rush to achieve targets has come at the cost of skilling, which was the main focus under the Skill India Mission.

    Policies to allay Covid stress should balance depositor and borrower interests: RBI Governor

    Policies to allay Covid stress should balance depositor and borrower interests: RBI Governor

    As per government data, GDP during the April-June quarter contracted 23.9 per cent on account of the strict lockdown imposed by the government towards end of March to check the spread of coronavirus infections.

    The year unconventional monetary policy turned conventional

    The year unconventional monetary policy turned conventional

    Forced to think outside the box by the 2008 financial crisis and then again this year by the coronavirus pandemic, the Federal Reserve, European Central Bank and most of their international counterparts have become more aggressive and innovative than ever in defending their economies from recession and the threat of deflation.

    Why the Wirecard Scandal is relevant for India - Chapter 2: Need to protect the whistleblower

    Why the Wirecard Scandal is relevant for India - Chapter 2: Need to protect the whistleblower

    A review of the history of the Wirecard scam reveals that the questionable conduct of its business operations, the unaccounted high volume and magnitude of its transactions, and insufficient internal controls alerted the whistleblowers to its market manipulation.

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