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Can’t afford to rest on recent exports showing

Unfortunately, though, India’s exports have never really lived up to their potential because it is simply not competitive enough. Thanks to a resurgent US economy and a revival in other parts of the world, India’s exports are doing well; it turns out that between January and April, non-petroleum exports came in at $26.3 billion a …


Year of revival turns year of survival

There needs to be some big-bang spending soon to stimulate the economy and also some welfare measures. With three-fourths of the country under curfews and partial lockdowns—including large and prosperous states like Maharashtra and Karnataka—double-digit growth in FY22 is now out the window. Indeed, at this point given little visibility on how soon the restrictions …


In remembrance of Sunil Jain

Sunil Jain (1963 – 2021) Eminent people from different walks of life recalled their memories of Financial Express Managing Editor Sunil Jain, who passed away on May 15 You left us too soon, Sunil Jain. I will miss reading your columns and hearing your frank as well as insightful views on diverse matters. You leave …


Remembering Sunil Jain: A dinner waits

Sunil wasn’t just an editor and a columnist. He was an ex-colleague and a friend. (File image) A dinner waited. We planned to invite Namita and Sunil home. Last year. Covid meant postponement – not last year, not this year, not in this world, but in some other world, when we meet again. Like others, …


Remembering Sunil Jain – a Man of Integrity, Heart and Wisdom

Sunil Jain at The Financial Express office. (Photo Source: IE) By Ramanan LaxminarayanIn my experience there are journalists who are incisive and thoughtful, but are reluctant to fully communicate their thoughts for fear of offending the establishment. There are others who have no problem in standing up for what they believe in, and are expert …


Denial becomes pointless when dead bodies start to wash up on the banks of the Ganga, writes Tavleen Singh

The man who heads the Covid-19 task force, Dr Vinod Paul, suddenly emerged to announce that between August and December, “216 crore doses will be made available” in India. Our worst nightmares are coming true. The pestilence has spread into the heart of rural Uttar Pradesh and Bihar and is causing unspeakable misery. Too many …

Zero-rating for Covid-19 essentials

Indeed, there have been many pressing needs and priorities that the government needed to tackle in the intervening period. It is about time that the GST Council met; it is imperative that there is no further delay. By Rahul Renavikar It has been more than six months since the GST Council last met to discuss …