The prevailing view is that the GST rollout has been more or less smooth so far. But a close interaction with users and intermediaries involved in the implementation reveals that this is not completely true. The National Company Law Tribunal's strongly worded judgement gives Vikram Bakshi the edge in his battle with McDonald's, but the fight is far from over. Yogi Adityanath aims to overhaul UP finances. After the farm loan waiver, will he succeed? The automobile sector, hit hard by demonetisation and BS-IV ruling in 2016/17, may see short-term volatility due to GST. After a brief uptick, business confidence plummets again with corporate leaders expecting a negative impact of GST on consumption and slowdown in investments, finds the latest Business Today-C fore Business Confidence Survey. While the public spat at Infosys has abated for now, can the company regain its winning ways? Jose Roman, Corporate VP & Global Head of Datsun for Nissan Motor tells Chanchal Pal Chauhan that the company is looking at the next level of affordable mobility solutions. Ajay Piramal is betting on real estate and financial services to create a $20 billion business by 2020. The Shriram Capital-IDFC deal will fast-track his march. CRON Systems is working with defence forces to secure the borders.
The benchmark BSE Sensex surged past 30,000 in April and has scaled record highs over the past few weeks. Here's how the current bull run compares with those in the past. The government has set yet another deadline but lack of PoS devices and related issues are putting the fertiliser DBT programme on the back foot. Despite outpacing the growth in net profits over the past five years, dividend payouts are seemingly becoming inconsequential.
The government's plan to revive airports and subsidise fares, to take flying to the masses, is riddled with problems. A motley group of emerging infrastructure companies has seen rapid growth in recent years. How India is creating infrastructure for the future. India is keen to become a power major but its existing power grid requires a massive overhaul. Thermal power projects are staring at a bleak future as renewables surpass them in capacity addition. India's urban infrastructure could change for the better as work begins on Smart Cities.
From the Editor Prosenjit Datta
The minister needs to think more about the IP Exchange proposal.