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GST council clears CGST and IGST laws

GST council clears CGST and IGST laws

Finance minister Arun Jaitley (right) during the GST council meeting at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi on Saturday. Photo: PTI The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council headed by ...

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Demonetisation effect: India’s GDP growth slows to 7 percent in Q3 [Oct-Dec]

Demonetisation effect: India’s GDP growth slows to 7 percent in Q3 [Oct-Dec]

Dr. T.C.A. Anant, Chief Statistician of India & Secretary to the ministry of statistics & programme implementation, addressing a press conference after the release of the ...

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India deserves a better rating: OECD

India deserves a better rating: OECD

Shaktikanta Das, Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, and Angel Gurría, Secretary-General, OECD, launching the OECD Economic Survey of India, in New Delhi on Tuesday. ...

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WTO’s Trade Facilitation Agreement comes into effect

WTO’s Trade Facilitation Agreement comes into effect

The Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) in Goods of World Trade Organisation (WTO) came into effect with its ratification by two-thirds members of WTO including India. The TFA in ...

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Bharat QR code launched to push less-cash economy

Bharat QR code launched to push less-cash economy

The Union Government has launched Bharat QR code, a quick response (QR) code to enable digital payments without card swiping machines. It is world’s first interoperable payment ...

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Indian economy remains a bright spot in global landscape: IMF

Indian economy remains a bright spot in global landscape: IMF

The International Monetary Fund has said the Indian economy is growing strongly and remains a bright spot in the global landscape. It said growth is expected at 6.6 percent in ...

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Council approves GST Compensation Bill: Save States from Loss of Revenue

Council approves GST Compensation Bill: Save States from Loss of Revenue

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and other members during the 10th meeting of GST council at Udaipur (PTI) The GST Council on Saturday approved a law to compensate states for ...

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RBI 6th bi-monthly monetary policy review: Key rates unchanged

RBI 6th bi-monthly monetary policy review: Key rates unchanged

The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) headed by RBI Governor Urjit Patel has kept the key policy rates unchanged.  It was central bank’s sixth ...

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NITI Aayog launches India Innovation Index (III)

NITI Aayog launches India Innovation Index (III)

The National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) jointly launched India Innovation Index. Besides country’s first innovation ...

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Economic Survey 2016-17: Key highlights

Economic Survey 2016-17: Key highlights

The Economic Survey 2017 has been prepared by chief economic adviser in the finance ministry Arvind Subramanian who said the adverse impact of demonetisation on GDP growth will ...

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Trump signs executive order withdrawing US from TPP trade deal

Trump signs executive order withdrawing US from TPP trade deal

US President Donald Trump signed an executive order to formally pull US out of the negotiating process of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a mega trade deal of 12 Pacific Rim ...

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India gears up to ink pact for global customs transit system

India gears up to ink pact for global customs transit system

India is gearing up to sign the Transports Internationaux Routiers (TIR), or the customs convention on the international transport of goods, as it eyes seamless trade connectivity ...

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CBDT signed BAPA with Indian subsidiary of Japanese trading company

CBDT signed BAPA with Indian subsidiary of Japanese trading company

The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) on 13 January 2017 entered into a Bilateral Advance Pricing Agreement (BAPA) with an Indian subsidiary of a Japanese trading company. With ...

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India’s GDP growth expected to be slower at 7.1% in 2016-17:CSO

India’s GDP growth expected to be slower at 7.1% in 2016-17:CSO

According to growth projection released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO), India’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth is expected to grow at a slower pace at 7.1% in ...

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