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Has Rajan’s tenure been a game changer for Indian Economy?

The recent policy review under RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan was noteworthy not for any big-bang surprises with regards to the policy rates but for being the last one of his term as the governor. Marked by a

Thanks to GST, India will soon be a unified market

Amid high pitched debate, the Goods and Service Tax (GST) bill was cleared with a thumping majority in the Rajya Sabha, creating an economic history, weaving Asia’s third biggest economy into a unified market. The historic bill

Is India ready for mega merger of oil PSUs?

It is not for the first time that a proposal on mega merger of the public sector oil and gas companies is being floated by an Indian Government. In 2005, a plan on proposed monolith structure for

Will GST see the light of day during monsoon session?

The GST Bill, which aims to transform 29 states into a single market, was initially planned to be introduced from April 1 this year, but the deadline was missed owing to the protests in the Opposition-dominated Rajya

M&A momentum strong for power and renewables sectors in India

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity within the power and utilities (P&U) sector shot up and is poised for more such deals in FY16, as both the domestic and foreign players are looking to expand their portfolios. According

Can RBI’s new debt restructuring scheme bring an end to bad loan woes?

With the rising bad loans attracting a lot of attention, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has given banks another rope to save their large corporate borrowers by introducing a new Strategic Debt Restructuring scheme. The jury

Can India’s banking sector tackle ballooning NPAs?

With mounting bad loans being in great focus recently, there has been a sharp upsurge in the quantum of NPAs reported by banks. This is not only affecting their balance sheets, but having some repercussions on the

Changing dynamics of the private equity landscape in India

India, being the world’s fastest growing major economy with growth soaring above 7 per cent, has continued to remain an attractive destination for investors amidst heightened volatility in global financial markets, making Asia’s third-biggest economy the top

What’s driving the surge in M&A deal volumes in India?

After a relatively lukewarm 2015, India Inc. has firmly regained its deal making appetite, with an eight-fold jump in Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) deal values in March 2016 to a whopping USD 5.4 billion over a year