India’s Challenge To Deal With Investor Disputes

A mega-regional trade agreement will be at the heart of the agenda when 16 countries meet at Hyderabad, Telangana in the coming week. This agreement is called regional comprehensive economic partnership (RCEP), which aims to improve trade between these nations. It also goes beyond mere trade, and aspires to be an investment treaty. A controversial More...

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By Loknath Das On Wednesday, July 19th, 2017
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No GST On Second Hand Goods If Sold Cheaper

New Delhi: The buying and selling of second hand goods will not attract Goods and Services Tax (GST) if sold at a price cheaper than the purchase price, the government said on Saturday. Rule 32(5) of the Central More...

By Loknath Das On Friday, July 14th, 2017
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Fitch Says Global Sovereign Credit Cycle Seen Improving

The global sovereign credit cycle is likely to turn less negative in 2017 as the global GDP growth forecast for 2017 and 2018 had improved, ratings agency Fitch said on Wednesday. “The biggest constraint More...

By Loknath Das On Friday, July 14th, 2017
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After GST Kicks In, Core Inflation Seen Rising

Mumbai/New Delhi : Consumers in the country have started paying more for items ranging from movie tickets to cholesterol tests, thanks to GST or goods and services tax, and that raises the prospect the Reserve More...

By Loknath Das On Wednesday, July 12th, 2017
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Ensure All Traders Register Under GST By August 15: PM To Chief Secretaries

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday asked all chief secretaries to work expeditiously towards ensuring that all traders are registered under the GST regime before August 15, a PMO statement said. He More...

By Loknath Das On Wednesday, July 12th, 2017
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Fitch Says Global Sovereign Credit Cycle Seen Improving

The global sovereign credit cycle is likely to turn less negative in 2017 as the global GDP growth forecast for 2017 and 2018 had improved, ratings agency Fitch said on Wednesday. “The biggest constraint More...

By Loknath Das On Tuesday, July 11th, 2017
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Monsoon Rains Have Covered Most Of India, Rainfall Within Expectations: IMD

New Delhi: The seasonal monsoon rains have covered most of India and the amount of precipitation so far is within expectations, the head of India Meteorological Department (IMD) said, raising hopes for higher More...

By Loknath Das On Tuesday, July 11th, 2017
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India Surpasses China To Become New Global Economic Growth Pole: Harvard Study

New Delhi: India has emerged as the economic pole of global growth by surpassing China and is expected to maintain its lead over the coming decade, says a new study by Harvard University. According to the Harvard More...

By Loknath Das On Monday, July 10th, 2017
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Tax Officials Can’t Visit Shopkeeper’s Premises Without Authorisation

New Delhi: No tax officer has been authorised to visit premises of traders and shopkeepers without prior permission and any deviation should be reported to a complaint helpline, the government today said. The finance More...

By Loknath Das On Saturday, July 8th, 2017
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Government Likely To Raise Sugar Import Tax To 50%: Report

New Delhi: India, the world’s biggest sugar consumer, is likely to raise import duty on the sweetener to 50 percent from 40 percent in an attempt to restrict cheaper flows of the commodity from overseas, More...