Hammond, the economy and why chewing gum matters

It was Lyndon Baines Johnson who famously said that Gerald Ford could not walk and chew gum at the same time. (He actually said fart and chew gum, but his words were sanitised by a US media that didn’t much like uncouthness from its presidents.) Today’s Spring Statement will require a rather more accomplished ability to understand two things More...

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By Loknath Das On Tuesday, March 13th, 2018
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America’s immigrants could be a source of strength for the economy

A major argument used by proponents of last year’s tax-cut legislation was that it would boost the economy. Regardless of how that turns out, partisans on both sides generally agreed that growing the economy More...

By Loknath Das On Tuesday, March 13th, 2018
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Why is Trump still standing? The answer is the economy

How much will the American public let Trump get away with? US media organizations have been hounding Trump since he became president until they now collectively sound like the boys and girls who cried wolf. (Quite More...

By Loknath Das On Wednesday, January 31st, 2018
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Making sense of the Budget: Here are 10 charts that will help

The union budget is the most awaited economic exercise of the year. Thursday’s budget will be the last full budget of the Narendra Modi government before the 2019 elections. This also increases its political More...

By Loknath Das On Thursday, January 18th, 2018
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GST Council cuts tax rates on 29 items, discusses simpler return-filing process

The Goods and Services Tax Council (GST Council) on Thursday cut tax rates on 29 products and 54 services at its 25th meeting and agreed to make the process of filing tax returns simpler. At the meeting chaired More...

By Loknath Das On Thursday, January 18th, 2018
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Keeping a close watch on petrol and diesel prices, says Pradhan

Oil minister Dharmendra Pradhan remained non-committal on Thursday on cutting excise duty on petrol and diesel, which have touched record highs, saying the government was keeping a close watch on the situation. Petrol More...

By Loknath Das On Tuesday, January 9th, 2018
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December quarter earnings likely to show first signs of revival post GST rollout

The first signs of a rebound in corporate earnings growth will likely be visible in the December quarter due to the favourable effect of a low base a year ago and higher consumer spending in the festive season, More...

By Loknath Das On Monday, December 11th, 2017
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How Predictive Analytics Can Help Your Business See the Future (Infographic)

Your customers are supplying you with data that can help you predict the future. Now more than ever, predictive analytics are becoming available to small businesses looking to get ahead of the competition by mining More...

By Loknath Das On Wednesday, December 6th, 2017
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2017 year in review: Vote for your favourite campaign

Vote for your favourite campaign of 2017 There have been many memorable campaigns this year, from Nike’s #Breaking2 record attempt to Burger King’s OK Google stunt. Marketing Week has selected eight More...

By Loknath Das On Monday, November 13th, 2017
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Curse Of Cash Has Impact On Society And Economy, Says Arun Jaitley

New Delhi: Ahead of the first anniversary of demonetisation, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Monday that excessive cash in the economy has “its own cost” and India is gradually moving towards More...