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  • ET View: Many a slip before Shinde rebellion succeeds

    ET View: Many a slip before Shinde rebellion succeeds

    BJP and Shiv Sena together have the numbers to form the government in the 288-member Assembly. With 145 being the majority mark, BJP (106) and Shiv Sena (55) add up to 161. Independents are also likely to support.
    - 22 Jun 22, 5:25pm -
  • ET View: HDFC merger spells consolidation in India's private banking space

    ET View: HDFC merger spells consolidation in India's private banking space

    HDFC Bank, in turn, can use its heftier balance sheet to write bigger loan cheques. The costs of the merger have been brought down by the recent streamlining of reporting and delinquency provisioning rules for non-bank finance companies and banks. And HDFC’s exposure to affordable housing and micro-lending makes it easier for its loan book to sit within the development finance requirements of HDFC Bank.
    - 4 Apr 22, 2:15pm -
  • ET View: Make budgetary hay while the economy is turning around

    ET View: Make budgetary hay while the economy is turning around

    Recent experience with divestment has dictated a more realistic assessment of capital receipts, although 5G spectrum is up for auction in the next financial year.
    - 1 Feb 22, 7:08pm -
  • ET View: A bold move to bury the retro tax ghost

    ET View: A bold move to bury the retro tax ghost

    The Bill, introduced in the Lok Sabha, nullifies the tax demand on the indirect transfer of Indian assets on transactions prior to 28 May 2012. The law will apply prospectively: gains from the sale of shares of a foreign company will be taxable in India if such shares, directly or indirectly, derive value from assets located in India. This makes eminent sense.
    - 5 Aug 21, 9:13pm -
  • View: The cost of a rate-cut rollback and how to set it right

    View: The cost of a rate-cut rollback and how to set it right

    ​​Elections are underway in five crucial states, inflation is rising, and the country facing the second wave of the pandemic that has hurt incomes and livelihoods. A crucial policy decision on cutting the administered interest rate on small savings ought to have been thought through well.
    - 1 Apr 21, 10:55am -
  • ET View: In terms of growth contraction, the worst seems over

    ET View: In terms of growth contraction, the worst seems over

    In terms of current prices, GDP for Q3 is estimated to have gone up by a credible 4.3%, over the like period in the previous year. It does reflect higher value addition, read dearer prices, in sectors like agriculture, given rigidities in supply amidst pandemic-imposed restrictions in delivery and logistics.
    - 26 Feb 21, 9:00pm -
  • View: Why doesn't the Supreme Court crack down when lower courts violate its orders with disdain?

    View: Why doesn't the Supreme Court crack down when lower courts violate its orders with disdain?

    The government should stop trying to suppress the voice of dissent through arrests, charges of sedition or causing enmity between communities and arm-twisting of social media platforms. And the Apex Court should pursue contempt charges, not against those who make open criticism of its rulings, but against the lower judiciary that subverts the constitutional order.
    - 11 Feb 21, 5:29pm -
  • ET View: Negative rates as conscious policy

    ET View: Negative rates as conscious policy

    The RBI’s policies on maintaining high liquidity to fuel recovery, keeping a Targeted Long Term Repo window open is most sensible. It is unlikely to be used much, though, considering the oodles of liquidity being created by the RBI’s attempt to keep the exchange rate reasonably stable, even as foreign capital floods in, as confidence returns to mature markets.
    - 4 Dec 20, 12:29pm -
  • ET View: Remembering Jaswant Singh, the team player

    ET View: Remembering Jaswant Singh, the team player

    While valuing his officers’ inputs on reforms to steer the economy, Jaswant Singh had an ear to the ground – be it putting more money in homemakers’ purses or being responsive to industry’s woes. He was quick at decision making.
    - 27 Sep 20, 5:14pm -
  • ET View: Even before Covid, economy was slumping

    ET View: Even before Covid, economy was slumping

    The government needs to fix the banks and create a functional bond market. This alone can raise the rate of investment. Gross fixed capital formation as a share of GDP was down to 26% in Q4 of 2019-20, and 26.9% for the year as a whole. Without raising it by six percentage points of GDP, India cannot shed its low growth trap.
    - 29 May 20, 7:53pm -

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