Jayanta Roy Chowdhury

Avsar harnesses rising demand for temps in India’s new gig economy

Welcome to the growing niche world of temps and innovative hiring agencies who specialise in renting out temps.

15 Jun 2019

US sanctions set to delay Iran gas field project

Farzad-B’s gasfields is estimated to have a reserve of  21.6 trillion cubic feet.

14 Jun 2019

Centre weighs allowing group insolvencies

The idea was mooted by the Centre earlier to stake-holders. Other business chambers have also supported the move as they feel there would be quicker resolution to insolvency problems.

13 Jun 2019

FinMin working to keep subsidies within a cap of about Rs 3 lakh crore

Top officials said their aim was to keep the subsidy bill under Rs 3 lakh crore, even though the food subsidy bill may go up partly.

11 Jun 2019

Government to push for lower GST on auto, textile sectors

The centre may also make a case before the Council for the need to bring in at least some petroleum products into the GST ambit. 

06 Jun 2019

Government planning aid package for GSP-hit sectors

The Commerce Ministry is likely to cut tariffs on several products the US is interested in.

04 Jun 2019

SAIL plans second steel plant in Odisha

SAIL’s Odisha venture comes at a time when Odisha BJP leader Dharmendra Pradhan takes over the steel ministry in NDA’s second term, apart from his earlier charge of petroleum and natural gas.

02 Jun 2019

Donald Trump ends preferential trade status, ‘unfortunate’ says India

GSP is the largest and oldest US trade preference programme and is designed to promote economic development by allowing duty-free entry for thousands of products from designated beneficiary countries

02 Jun 2019

Arun Jaitley: The ultimate survivor at North Bloc - hangs his boots

When Modi, an RSS 'pracharak', was appointed a BJP general secretary in the late 90s in Delhi, he stayed in an annexe of Jaitley's official bungalow on 9 Ashoka Road.

29 May 2019

To protect from tariff war ministries spar over duties on imported steel

 A spat has broken out between the steel and commerce ministries over duties slapped on imported steel.

29 May 2019

NDA 2.0 to roll out brand new Industrial Policy soon

Officials said the foreign direct investment policy will also be reworked to encourage retention of FDI in Indian industry and accessing technology from parent companies.

26 May 2019

Finance ministry mapping out action plan for new government

The Finance ministry, meanwhile, feels that this money could be raised from a combination of long term infrastructure bonds, as well as money raised through insurance and pension funds. 

24 May 2019

Developing nations back filling up of WTO court

Top officials said India, China and South Africa lobbied with ministers on defending their common tag. The three countries have already written to the WTO on the issue.

15 May 2019

Do diamonds shine as an investment?

Gold increased in value by over 6.5 times in last 20 years. The BSE Index went up by 10 times. What about diamonds? And what value do they bring?

13 May 2019

Yogi Deveshwar, the man who turned ITC into a company 'which also makes cigarettes'

'Yogi', who turned 72 this February, will be remembered in Indian corporate history as the man under whose watch the company saw its stock prices soar 50-fold and its revenues grow 16-fold.

12 May 2019