All stories by Manoj Kumar
India announces new trademark, patent policy amid global pressureRediff.com13 May 2016
Over 237,000 applications are pending in India's four patent offices
India to take on defaulters as parliament approves bankruptcy billRediff.com11 May 2016
The insolvency and bankruptcy code will strengthen the hands of lenders to recover outstanding debts by setting a deadline of 180 days for companies to pay or face liquidation
RBI to get rates panel in policy shiftRediff.com11 May 2016
Three members will be representatives from the government, and three from the RBI.
Lok Sabha backs bankruptcy code, key to debt cleanupRediff.com5 May 2016
March infrastructure output grows fastest in 16 monthsRediff.com2 May 2016
Infrastructure accounts for nearly 38 per cent of India's industrial output
Ambitious new bankruptcy code may take years to clean up India's debt messRediff.com2 May 2016
Bankers back the new bankruptcy code, which would impose debt deadlines on failed firms and foresees up to five years in jail for debtors who conceal property or defraud creditors
Retail inflation hits six-month low in MarchRediff.com12 Apr 2016
Retail inflation has eased from double digits in 2013.
India eyes loans from China-led Asian Investment BankRediff.com31 Mar 2016
India, the bank's second biggest shareholder after China, is looking to borrow from the AIIB.
Budget: Arun Jaitley could squeeze business to balance booksRediff.com1 Feb 2016
The corporate income tax breaks make up a relatively small part of $80 billion in business giveaways.
Union Budget on Feb 29, to focus on reforms, growthRediff.com14 Jan 2016
The Indian government will present the annual budget for 2016-17 on February 29.
Retail inflation picks up to 5.61% in DecRediff.com12 Jan 2016
Retail food inflation in December came in at 6.40 per cent.
Concerned about yuan's fall, India mulls steps on importsRediff.com8 Jan 2016
Yuan's fall would worsen India's trade deficit with China.
India's economic growth seen picking up, RBI may hold rates steadyRediff.com30 Nov 2015
RBI may hold rates steady as economic parametes are going strong, say experts.
Modi's gold deposit scheme fails to attract investorsRediff.com19 Nov 2015
Only 400 grams have been deposited so far.
Rajan says bringing down inflation would help stabilise rupeeRediff.com7 Nov 2015
The Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan said bringing down inflation would help stabilise the rupee.
India likely to cut corporate tax earlier than expectedRediff.com2 Nov 2015
Corporate tax is likely to be cut to 24%.
India to pay savers less after RBI's latest rate cut, say sourcesRediff.com16 Oct 2015
After making a larger-than-expected cut of 50 basis points on September 29, Rajan urged the federal government to do its bit to accelerate growth through structural reforms.
State pension funds may invest more in stocksRediff.com16 Sep 2015
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who wants pension and insurance funds to invest more in equities and infrastructure.
Govt to raise USD 1.4 billion from Indian Oil share saleRediff.com24 Aug 2015
Indian Oil Corporation's stake sale received overwhelming reponse from investors.
Exports contract 10.3% in July y-o-yRediff.com14 Aug 2015
The trade deficit widened to $12.8 billion last month
Modi's dream of making India's ports biz friendly is miles awayRediff.com6 Aug 2015
Modi's'Make in India' drive launched last September included laying out a model of "port-led" development that would support industrial growth.
Govt signals retreat over plans to clip RBI wingsRediff.com27 Jul 2015
Economists and investors want RBI to retain independence in setting rates
India to roll out cash transfer of food subsidies from SeptRediff.com2 Jul 2015
India plans to phase in cash transfers of food and kerosene subsidies from September, saving 10-15 per cent of the $21 billion in annual outlays on the benefits by eliminating fraud, a senior finance ministry official said on Thursday.
Modi speeds up capital spending in April to push growthRediff.com29 May 2015
Modi's government plans to support domestic demand
Budget data to give clues to Modi's capex promiseRediff.com29 May 2015
The government had no option but to cut spending to meet its borrowing targets.
Modi@1: The govt has to take lead to meet jobs and growth goalsRediff.com29 May 2015
Officials said the government had no option but to cut spending.
Jaitley promises better tax regime for companiesRediff.com22 May 2015
The RBI holds its next policy meeting in early June.
India seeks to speed up foreign deals with 'one-stop shop'Rediff.com18 May 2015
The finance ministry is seeking to speed up deals with outside investors.
India's export slump casts shadow on growth prospectsRediff.com15 May 2015
Modi sees export-led growth one of the best ways to create jobs.
Strong rupee stings Modi's export ambitionsRediff.com27 Apr 2015
Exports to Europe shrank by near 2 per cent in the 11 months.
India favours full rupee convertibility to become top economyRediff.com15 Apr 2015
India needs to move towards full capital account convertibility to become a leading global economy.
GST? Here's what Jaitley has to sayRediff.com25 Mar 2015
Investors and manufacturers have long advocated the GST.
Exports fall for third straight monthRediff.com13 Mar 2015
Exports in February fell to $21.55 billion compared with $25.35 billion a year ago
Government, RBI sign pact to target CPI at 4%Rediff.com2 Mar 2015
Government, RBI sign pact to target CPI at 4%.
Rail Budget to signal road to reform: PrabhuRediff.com26 Feb 2015
India's decrepit state-run train services stand to receive at least a 25 percent boost in investment to over $9 billion.
Why Indian Railways is bullish on getting huge investmentRediff.com25 Feb 2015
India's decrepit state-run train services stand to receive at least a 25 per cent boost in investment to over $9 billion.
Subsidy cuts in budget may disappoint investorsRediff.com20 Feb 2015
Total subsidy bill could come down to around Rs 2 trillion.
India's January retail inflation accelerates to 5.11%Rediff.com12 Feb 2015
The country's statistics department has started using 2012 as the new base in place of 2010 for measuring retail prices.
What made consumer inflation rise in JanuaryRediff.com12 Feb 2015
A collapse in global oil prices has unleashed a wave of monetary easing.
2015-16 Budget to assume growth of 8-plus per centRediff.com10 Feb 2015
FM is seen to step up the pace of sales of state assets and curb spending