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India, one of the bright spots in the global economic morass, will have to execute a balanced walk through fire to attain and maintain the same kind of growth momentum.

India's economic recovery is real, but uncertain, and faces an array of challenges. Can it overcome?

Sep 17, 2022

India's economic rebound is for real, albeit slow and shaky, but it is up against a minefield of challenges in the quest for growth

The recent debarment of some discoms from electricity trading has put the spotlight back on key reforms required in the power sector

India's Struggling Power Sector: A Desperate Need for Key Reforms

Sep 05, 2022

The recent debarment of some discoms from electricity trading has put the spotlight back on key reforms required in the power sector

Following a repo rate hike of 50 basis points (bps) by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) at its recent monetary policy meeting, banks have started passing on the burden to home loan borrowers.

How the RBI’s Moves to Control Inflation is Sending Home Loan EMIs North

Aug 22, 2022

The recent repo rate hike by the RBI will bump up home loan EMIs again, bringing more pain for borrowers

MEMORABLE NIGHTS:  Khubani in Andaz Delhi hotel hosts various theme-based nights every week

The Hidden Potential of India’s Night-time Economy

Aug 17, 2022

When the whole world sleeps, night owls prowl the streets of India's megacities. But with regulations barring any substantial economic activity during night-time, they barely have anywhere to go

Worry. Deep worry. That’s the clear vibe seeping through the latest edition of the Business Today-C Fore Business Confidence Survey, for the first quarter (April to June) of 2022-23.

Here's Why the Quarterly BT Business Confidence Index Fell

Aug 09, 2022

Growing unease with the volatile economic environment dents the morale of businesses and sends BT's Business Confidence Index sliding from the previous quarter's levels. But while there are areas of concern, top economists point to strong signals of positivity

The best voices across professional spheres attempt to unravel what India@100 might look like.

Corporate India’s Vision for India for the Next 25 Years

Aug 08, 2022

On the occasion of 75 years of India's Independence, some growth tips from industry doyens for the road to 100 years

Through the turmoil of the past few months, one thing has remained constant: the slide of the rupee against the US dollar.

Here's Why the Rupee is likely to Depreciate Further This Year

Aug 05, 2022

The rupee has depreciated against the dollar in recent times and, according to experts, is likely to maintain its downward trend for the rest of the year

Yogi Adityanath, the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, has completed over 100 days at the helm of the state government in his second term

UP Government’s Road Map for a $1-trillion Economy

Jul 22, 2022

With the first 100 days of the Yogi Adityanath government's second term over, the road map for UP to achieve a $1-trillion economy looks clearer

The global economy is facing headwinds beyond its control. This poses serious challenges for India. (Illustration: Nilanjan Das)

Here's How the Global Economic Headwinds are Impacting India

Jun 27, 2022

The global economy is facing headwinds beyond its control. This poses serious challenges for India

Illustration by Nilanjan Das

How Consumer Goods Firms are Grappling with Inflation

Jun 15, 2022

With margins rapidly shrinking due to inflation, consumer goods companies are doing all they can to keep their heads above water. But it will be tough going for some time

Illustration: Nilanjan Das

Will the Curtains Fall for the One Nation, One Tax Regime?

Jun 13, 2022

Or, is it a classic case of much ado about nothing? Experts say that the debate on the very survival of GST stirred by the Supreme Court's observation is unfounded, as come what may, the One Nation, One Tax regime is here to stay.

Illustration: Raj Verma

Indian Economy faces Fresh Challenges

Jun 10, 2022

Despite being one of the fastest-growing major economies, India's GDP growth was subdued in the fourth quarter of 2021-22

Allocation of natural gas to CGD companies will now be done quarterly for better evaluation of consumption patterns

Why City Gas Distribution Companies Want Greater Freedom to Source Gas Supplies

May 27, 2022

Natural gas supply guidelines have been amended, but industry wants greater freedom to source supplies from the free market

Illustration: Raj Verma

How the Supreme Court’s GST Council Verdict Might Upset the One India, One Tax Regime

May 27, 2022

The Supreme Court's observations on the GST Council's recommendations could majorly upset the One India, One Tax regime

LOOKING OUTWARD: The industry is heavily  dependent on other countries for accessories  and components (Photos: Maneesh Agnihotri)

Why Kanpur’s Tannery Owners are Struggling Despite Surging Demand

May 24, 2022

Despite surging demand for leather and leather product exports, Kanpur's tannery owners are struggling to overcome several challenges

Photo: Jignesh Mistry

A New Growth Engine: What Auto Ancillary MSMEs are Betting on for a Revival

May 20, 2022

Buffeted by the pandemic, MSMEs manufacturing auto ancillary components in the Pune region are pinning their hopes of revival on pent-up demand, growing exports and the electric vehicle disruption underway.

Illustration: Anirban Ghosh

How Technology is Enabling Small Businesses

May 20, 2022

The seismic digital wave that most traditional industries are currently surfing on has swept SMEs, too. And India's burgeoning start-up ecosystem is its biggest enabler and beneficiary.

A period of transformation for SMEs are currently underway

SME 2.0: Is it a Path to Recovery for India's Small Businesses?

May 19, 2022

The period of transformation for SMEs currently underway is throwing up huge business opportunities and going digital is at the centre of it.

HARD AT WORK: T-shirt printing underway at Esstee Exports, a mid-sized  firm in Tiruppur. (Photo: Janani Veluswamy)

Caught in a Cotton Web: What is Ailing Textile Hub Tiruppur?

May 19, 2022

Soaring cotton yarn prices have underscored why it's time for Tiruppur, and India, to cotton up to synthetics. Smaller neighbours Bangladesh and Vietnam have raced past us in global garment exports.

Photo: Getty Images

Why Rising Edible Oil Prices Could Bring Respite to Households

May 13, 2022

Edible oil prices are shooting up, but industry veterans say prices may have peaked, signalling some respite for household budgets

PHOTO BY CHANDRADEEP KUMAR

The Fallout of the RBI’s Rate Moves

May 13, 2022

Like other central banks, the Reserve Bank has raised rates to fight inflation. What happens next?