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Mon, Feb 19 2018. 12 47 AM IST

LTCG tax: how will the new provisions really work?

There is a doubt whether the definitions in the normal capital gain computation sections would continue to apply for assets such as bonus shares, right shares, shares received on inheritance or as gift, and others

Fri, Feb 16 2018. 06 41 AM IST

Budget 2018: The reality behind the rhetoric

The sad experience of several Asian countries such as China, Indonesia and the Philippines, which introduced social insurance for private healthcare provisions at low levels of per capita income, is a dire warning

Wed, Feb 14 2018. 04 17 AM IST

Budget 2018’s pivot to agriculture: What will it cost?

A deficiency payments form of price support improves on procurement but is expensive and wasteful

Fri, Feb 09 2018. 12 13 AM IST

Political messaging and the Union budget

In the present situation, growth in output and employment can only come from a revival of domestic consumption and investment

Tue, Feb 06 2018. 11 46 PM IST

Slower deficit reduction raises risk of rate hikes

An earlier-than-anticipated rate hike cycle could potentially slow down the pace of recovery expected in FY19

Tue, Feb 06 2018. 11 45 PM IST

Farmers need economic freedom

It is important to accept the paradigm that what the farmer needs is more economic freedom, not more price and quantity controls, and cleverly designed subsidies

Tue, Feb 06 2018. 05 14 PM IST

Budgeting arbitrage into investor choices

How long is long term? You have to hold equity for 1 year, real estate for 2 years and debt for 3 years for the profit made to become ‘long term’. This classification of assets is against Finance 101

Tue, Feb 06 2018. 04 00 PM IST

Union budget: Not as expansionary as it seems

Big announcements notwithstanding, the fine print suggests that fiscal deficit targets are likely to be met

Tue, Feb 06 2018. 03 25 PM IST

Bezos, Buffett and Dimon spin a new model of affordable healthcare

Jeff Bezos, Warren Buffett and Jamie Dimon spin a new model of affordable healthcare, one that Indian companies would do well to follow carefully

Mon, Feb 05 2018. 11 22 PM IST

A criminal breach of trust

All the cloak and mirrors that governments over time have engaged in, and continue to do, can be traced to the total lack of accountability for outcomes

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