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Will Nirmala Sitharaman’s budget let Indian aviation fly again?

Will Nirmala Sitharaman’s budget let Indian aviation fly again?

Industry battles a sluggish economy, rising maintenance costs, fuel prices, and debt.
A Thai company plans to take on cash-and-carry giants in the Indian market

A Thai company plans to take on cash-and-carry giants in the Indian market

LOTS Wholesale plans to open 12 distribution centres in three years.
Cabinet papers 1998-99: Coalition's campaign to unleash the GST laid bare

Cabinet papers 1998-99: Coalition's campaign to unleash the GST laid bare

Tax reform dominated debate, as ministers discussed East Timor and the 2000 Olympics – and resisted climate actionOn 1 July Australia’s goods and services tax will have been in place for 20 years. It
IMF’s recommendations to India to stave off “significant economic slowdown”

IMF’s recommendations to India to stave off “significant economic slowdown”

"Most high-frequency indicators suggest that weak economic activity has continued into December."
Ramdev’s Patanjali seems to have left behind a brief red patch

Ramdev’s Patanjali seems to have left behind a brief red patch

The firm earned $535 million in April-Sept 2019-20, the highest ever in the first half of any financial year.
“How to vote” and “dance classes near me”: What Indians asked Google in 2019

“How to vote” and “dance classes near me”: What Indians asked Google in 2019

Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman is the most searched person on Google in India this year so far.
After years of falling, poverty in India may have risen again since GST and demonetisation

After years of falling, poverty in India may have risen again since GST and demonetisation

Consumers are spending less on clothing, rent and even food.
Fossil fuel de-addiction may wipe out a big chunk of India’s government revenues
Consumer goods firms are battling India’s rural slump by cutting pack sizes and prices

Consumer goods firms are battling India’s rural slump by cutting pack sizes and prices

Demand from rural India accounts for 36% of overall FMCG sales.
Neoliberalism is killing the very idea of citizenship in India

Neoliberalism is killing the very idea of citizenship in India

The conventional dynamic between desire for security and aspiration for freedom has altered.
Many ultra-rich Indians are becoming jittery about their wealth

Many ultra-rich Indians are becoming jittery about their wealth

Many wealthy Indians are avoiding risky investments.
Now, global rating firms are acknowledging India’s economic slowdown

Now, global rating firms are acknowledging India’s economic slowdown

Critical sectors like FMCG, auto, and manufacturing have been hit.