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WPI Inflation Eases To Near 2-Year Low At 2.02% In June

WPI inflation in June is the lowest in 23 months, since July 2017, when it was at 1.88 per cent.

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Gilead Deepens Galapagos Ties With $5.1 Billion Deal

The investment in Galapagos, which comes nearly four years after the firms partnered to develop a drug targeting inflammatory diseases, includes an upfront payment of $3.95 billion and a $1.1 billion equity investment from Gilead.

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China June Crude Oil Throughput Rises To Record On New Plants

Natural gas production in June rose 13.1% from a year earlier to 13.9 billion cubic meters (bcm). Output for the first half increased 10.3% from a year earlier to 86.4 bcm.

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Should We Commoditise Water?

Commoditization of water could very well be a sensitive (and borderline irrational) topic and definitely not a topic we think about today but the burning question especially for highly populated countries like India remains ‘what can be done to make water conservation more effective?’

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Convert Intentions Into Action

Nirmala Sitharaman’s first full budget as the finance minister did cover many important sectors and I feel the ones mentioned below will be some of the most crucial in transforming the economy.

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A Vision – Or A Dream?

Zero Budget Farming, more rural infrastructure, and rural jobs are the FM’s magic mantras for obliterating agrarian distress. Will they work?

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Focus On First-Time Homebuyers

The real estate sector in general and the housing sector in particular has got a fillip in the latest Budget

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Treating Symptoms, Not The Disease

Though the Budget has provided immediate relief to the NBFC sector, it has failed to tighten the systemic noose around the factors that created this crisis

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Onus Now On ‘Wealth Creators’

In tackling the tricky issue of generating jobs, the Finance Minister has passed the baton on to the ‘wealth creators’

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The $5 Trillion Economy Dream

Modi 2.0 has set for itself the goal of virtually doubling the size of the Indian economy to $5 trillion by by 2024. Will we get there?

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Industry Says ‘Yeh Dil Mange More’

In a survey commissioned by BW Businessworld, we reached out to 400 industry leaders across 12 cities, and the results were nothing less than surprising.

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Union Budget 2019: Time To Transform The Dwarfs Into Giants

M. Govinda Rao, Member, 14th Finance Commission; Ajit Ranade, President & Chief Economist, Aditya Birla Group; Yoginder K. Alagh, former Union minister; Arun Kumar, former JNU economist; and Abhijit Sen, former member of the erstwhile Planning Commission, debate on the finer points of the Union Budget presented by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. Edited excerpts

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Union Budget 2019-20 Overview: Onwards Ho!

While there are sectoral stories — on macro economy, rural distress, NBFCs, real estate, we also carry an industry survey where industry leaders voice their approvals or concerns on key issues

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Reviving Demand Through Growth

Overall, the budget should be mainly seen as giving a direction to attaining the long-term goal of a high growth large economy

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Committed To Making In India: Vivek Lall, Lockheed Martin’s Vice President, Strategy and Business Development

Lockheed Martin, which is offering India the F-21 medium multi-role combat aircraft, proposes to draw the country into its global supply chain by shifting its entire production of F-16 wings to Indian shores. In a chat with Manish Kumar Jha, Lockheed Martin’s Vice President, Strategy and Business Development, Vivek Lall, reiterates the US multinational’s commitment to growing the aerospace ecosystem in India “Committed to Making in India”

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