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Never before have government policy steps come to affect our lives so closely. If there is a gas price hike, we feel the pinch immediately. A rise in fiscal deficit also ensures tough times in our daily lives. Add to that a generous dose of politics, and your palate is full. Love it or hate it, you can't ignore politics and policies if you want to remain on top of your finances

SONAL VARMA, ECONOMIST, NOMURA INDIA
The manufacturing PMI moderated to a 22-month low of 50.7 in October from 51.2 in September, amid weak global demand and slower expansion in domestic new orders. However, both READ...
STAFF REPORTER
India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra) expects the gross domestic product (GDP) to expand 7.5% in FY16 compared with 7.3% in FY15. This is marginally lower than agency’s earlier for READ...
STAFF REPORTER
The much-awaited direct taxes code (DTC) has finally been shelved with the government instead planning to fine-tune the existing tax law to remove the pain points and ambiguities. READ...
SONAL VARMA, ECONOMIST, NOMURA INDIA
Of the 189 countries ranked by the World Bank in its ease of doing business report, India’s rank improved to 130 in 2016 from 134 in 2015. The improvement reflects the series of READ...
SONAL VARMA, ECONOMIST, NOMURA INDIA
The manufacturing PMI moderated to 51.2 in September from 52.3 in August, led by softer export orders. While falling input prices continued to support profit margins, most sub-indi READ...
MADHAVI ARORA, KOTAK BANK
A positive surprise on the magnitude of rate cuts, coupled with benign growth and inflation outlook, signals continued monetary accommodation ahead. However, with RBI having frontl READ...
VINAY KHATTAR, EDELWEISS FINANCIAL SERVICES
The Chinese government to fight with degrowing exports and slowing domestic economy has devalued its currency for consecutive two days. After Tuesday’s move of devaluating the da READ...
SONAL VARMA, ECONOMIST, NOMURA INDIA
China’s mini forex devaluation has shifted the focus on how this could hurt India-China’s bilateral trade. Over the past decade, India’s trade deficit with China has widened READ...
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