As the Goods and Services Tax turned one, Business Today organised a discussion to understand how the journey had been so far, and what needed to be done in future. The panel, comprising Anita Rastogi, partner, indirect tax, PwC; Abhishek A. Rastogi, partner, Khaitan & Co; Atul Gupta, senior director, Deloitte, Haskins & Sells LLP; Ajay Sahai, Director General & CEO, Federation of Indian Export Organisations; Harpreet Singh, partner, indirect tax, KPMG; and Anil Bhardwaj, secretary general, Federation of Indian Micro & Small and Medium Enterprises held a 90-minute discussion
Business confidence slides in the first quarter of 2018/19 as businesses feel the pinch of GST and brace for policy inaction and higher interest rates, finds the latest Business Today-C fore Business Confidence Survey.
Indian real estate, especially the residential segment, is battered. Homebuyers have been taken for a ride by builders who couldn't complete projects. This led to a trust deficit, and the subsequent enforcement of the Real Estate Regulation and Development Act (RERA), which is now forcing builders to change their operating models. Rajeev Talwar, CEO, DLF Ltd., and Chairman of the National Real Estate Development Council (NAREDCO), tells Business Today's Goutam Das about the changing landscape, why it is time to create excess supply in affordable housing, and how to go about it. Edited excepts: