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  • Business Today's panel of experts discusses the priorities for the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley while framing the Union Budget 2017.
Feb 12, 2017
Focus Tough Journey

Tough Journey

Cyrus Mistry will be one among many whom Chandrasekaran will have to deal with, at least, in the initial days, including Ratan Tata, Nusli Wadia, retail shareholders, whistle blowers and even British Prime Minister Theresa May.

Going Digital Cost Benefit Analysis

The government and the private sector are encouraging people to go digital in the wake of demonetisation. but there are costs attached.

More Pain?

The consensus on dual control under the Goods and Services Tax has only made the new indirect tax law more complicated.

New Beginning

India's oldest stock exchange is starting a new chapter by getting listed on the domestic bourse, but its investors are exiting at a loss.

Add Muscle, Not Mass

A permanent and independent support system, and a specialised team must guide Parliamentary panels to come up with right solutions.
Features Note ban: Business confidence at a six-year low

Note ban: Business confidence at a six-year low

More respondents expect situation to worsen on several fronts such as overall economic outlook, production level, order book, utilisation of production capacity, future investments, sales, hiring, and profits.

The Battle Within

The Modi governments reform agenda continues to face opposition from the RSS.

Meet India's YouTube Millionaires

There are three ways to make money on YouTube; the easiest is by signing up for Google AdSense - one who signs up gets 55 per cent of the advertising revenue from a video, while YouTube keeps the rest.

Money Woes

While the organised players are largely unaffected, unorganised industry hubs are facing a massive disruption in business due to demonetisation. by P.B. Jayakumar

Capital Challenge

PSBs will require much more capital than allocated by the government for the next two years.

Wise Men's Words

The book is a contrarian take on entrepreneurship, backed by the authors' numerous years of experience.

Of Tagore, Tata, and Andrew Yule...

A fascinating chronicle of how the managing agency system paved the way for an evolved corporate structure in India.

The Revenue Jigsaw

The many unresolved issues in the Goods and Services Tax (GST) have thrown the government's forthcoming Budget projections out of gear.

"Demonetisation is a right, bold move"

Jerome Booth, a UK-based economist and Chairman of investment group New Sparta, tells Joe C. Mathew why he is optimistic about India's demonetisation drive.

Oil Squeeze

The steep fall in crude prices has helped prop up the government's balance sheet, but benefited the consumers only partially. Is the Centre now willing to lower excise duties to contain retail prices?

The Debt Dose

Top pharma companies - Driven by inorganic growth opportunities - are also learning to live with more debt.

Infra Boost

The Budget needs to increase public spending on infrastructure to revive economic activity.

Hits & Misses

A look at the current years spending by key ministries can help one understand the finance ministers priorities in the Budget

Thinking Inside the Box

Delhi-based social enterprise Aadhan aims to create affordable and eco-friendly living spaces.



Reactions 'Shift in focus from quantity to quality of higher education welcome step'

'Shift in focus from quantity to quality of higher education welcome step'

The Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's announcements in higher education are being seen as an important signal from the government, on the need to up the quality of higher education in India.
Technology Works Like Magic

Works Like Magic

With seamless pairing and powerful sound, AirPods put to rest the scepticism around their functioning.

LIVE and Kicking!

The live feature on social media and content sharing platforms is all the rage. Here's a dummy's guide to go LIVE.
Letters Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Business Today readers share their feedback on the magazine's coverage.
Editors note A Lack of Data

A Lack of Data

Columns A Change is in Order

A Change is in Order

How the establishment of commercial courts is making the judicial system friendlier for businesses.
Event In Search of the Mavericks!

In Search of the Mavericks!

The sixth leg of the LLOYD Business Today Pro-Am of Champions was played at the Willingdon sports club on Friday 13th January 2017.