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February 2015

February 2015

February 2015 Subscription Form Online Subscription Diligent Business The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) announced a surprise interest rate cut recently, which was not during the regular cycle for the monetary policy decisions and announcements. This is the first rate cut since May 2013, after about 20 months. Besides, the RBI promised that there are more to follow as it[Read More…]

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January 2015

January 2015

January 2015 Subscription Form Online Subscription Fundamental Issues The Government last month introduced the Constitutional Amendment Bill for Goods & Services Tax (GST) in the Lok Sabha, with intent to implement it from April 2016. It will replace a number of indirect taxes currently being levied by the Central and State Governments and is intended to remove cascading of taxes[Read More…]

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December 2014

December 2014

December 2014 Subscription Form Online Subscription Tough Call Two significant events rocked the world automotive industry last month. One was from Ford, which rolled out the 2015 F-150 pickup made with aluminium body and bed that saves up to 320 kg in weight; a noteworthy milestone. Launched early last month, the vehicle with lightweight material is expected to increase fuel[Read More…]

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November 2014

November 2014

November 2014 Subscription Form Online Subscription Change Mindset Industrial Production during the April-August period of 2014-15 grew at 2.8% as against flat production in the corresponding period of the previous fiscal. According to the industrial production data, manufacturing that constitutes over 75% of the index contracted by 1.4% in August, compared to 0.2% decline in output a year ago. For[Read More…]

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October 2014

October 2014

  October 2014   Subscription Form   Online Subscription  Focus, Specialise The auto industry is upbeat about the road ahead, thanks to the emerging positive sentiments, pull from festive seasons and, last but not least, increasing proactive support from the government. There is a clear sense of involvement and commitment from the government and this is evident in more ways[Read More…]

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September 2014

September 2014

September 2014 Subscription Form Online Subscription Diligent Opportunities In his maiden speech at the Red Fort on Independence Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi threw out significant and motivational bait to his audience, ‘Make in India, and sell anywhere in the world.’ It was his attempt to urge global investors to look at India as a manufacturing base as the country[Read More…]

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August 2014

August 2014

August 2014 Subscription Form Online Subscription Challenges Continue . . Dust generated by deliberations on the Union Budget has settled down more than a month ago. However, it warrants a mention now since the Budget was pragmatic with adequate focus on development of the manufacturing industry, especially the micro, small and medium enterprises, though bereft of any big announcement. Extension[Read More…]

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July 2014

July 2014

July 2014 Subscription Form Online Subscription Calibrated Approach At its monetary policy review early last month the Reserve Bank of India kept the key rates unchanged and cut the Statutory Liquidity Ratio (SLR) by 50 basis points. Cutting SLR can boost morale and build confidence, infusing additional funds in the banking system, eventually offering a little more freedom for banks[Read More…]

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June 2014

June 2014

June 2014 Subscription Form Online Subscription Great Expectations! After nearly three decades, the country has given one party a clear and strong mandate to govern. Political pundits view this as a harbinger of real change in every aspect of administration. No sooner were the elections announced, did sentiment pep up the bourses, signified by the gradual rise of the rupee.[Read More…]

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MAY 2014

MAY 2014

MAY 2014 Subscription Form Online Subscription Bold Step We have been hearing bold statements for more than a month now from politicians across the country targeting elections. While the statements are bold, deeds may certainly not be as expected. There seems to be light at the end of the tunnel, after two straight years of slowdown in the auto industry.[Read More…]

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