Telecom sector set for three-way battle - Business Line
The ongoing shake-up in the telecom sector has set the stage for a three-way battle between Airtel, Reliance Jio and the Vodafone-Idea combine. At stake is India’s data services market, which is estimated to be ?95,000 crore by 2020, growing at a compounded annual rate of 21 per cent.
Looking for honesty in the wrong places - Surjit S Bhalla, Indian Express
In what will go down (sadly) as the most perfect anticipation, I had said (‘Data vs gossip: who should win’, IE, September 30; hereafter DvG): “My plea — let us debate evidence, and debate how to interpret the facts. Let us not decline into ideology, and worse, into personal attacks. The economy should not be treated like a gossip column.” Since then, two articles, Himanshu (‘Face the decline’, IE, October 6) and my old friend Pronab Sen, (‘The takedown that isn’t’, IE, October 11), have questioned my integrity, and worse.
10-bore silver bullet for economy - Madhusudan Sahoo, Pioneer
With the reports of country’s economy slowing down and shortage of jobs being a bone of contention, the newly-constituted Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council (PMEAC) on Wednesday identified ten major priority areas, including accelerating economic growth and generating job opportunities over the next six months, to address the issues.
Don’t blame GST and DeMo - Aruna Giri N, Business Line
The economy has been slipping due to transient factors such as demonetisation and GST. The root of the malaise is private investment; a punctured capex cycle that is the Achilles’ heel of the economy.
GST gets better, but Council must also do this to give big relief - Financial Express
The Goods and Services Tax (GST) is still far from perfect, despite some major tweaking last week. But what is heartening is how responsive both the states and the Centre have been to the grievances of assessees. The deliberations at last Friday’s GST Council, in particular, reveal how states have set aside their differences to address the problems businesses, especially small firms, are facing as they try to migrate to new indirect tax regime.
Why bitcoin should not be allowed - Madan Sabnavis, Business Line
Compelling arguments have been made to justify the existence and use of bitcoin. The currency has caught on in a number of countries to the extent that there are indicative exchange rates for bitcoin in almost all currencies in the market.
Let’s be realistic about Aadhaar - TK Ramachandran, Business Line
From the debates in the media after the recent landmark judgement of the Supreme Court on privacy as a fundemenal right, one would think that privacy is only a matter between State and citizen. While the judgement itself discusses privacy at many places in the context of technology, information, non-state actors and so on, the buzz around the judgement seems to be confined to a few issues: the Government, Aadhaar, Article 377 and, maybe, beef-eating.
The impact of excise duty cut on petrol, diesel - Pallavi Pengonda, Mint
Finally, there is some relief on petrol and diesel prices for consumers. The government cut excise duty on petrol and diesel by Rs2 a litre effective Wednesday. The timing of this move is particularly striking, considering that there has been much hue and cry on higher petro-product prices lately.
There is more bang for the BAK - Subimal Bhattacharjee, Business Line
Recently, telecom regulator TRAI amended regulations on interconnection usage charges (IUC). For starters, IUC is the charge a service provider, whose subscriber originates a call, pays to the service provider in whose network the call terminates. After TRAI’s amendmends, mobile termination charges (wireless to wireless) will be 6 paise a minute from 14 paise.
Data vs gossip: Who should win? - Surjit S Bhalla, Indian Express
In a highly personalised attack on Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, (‘I need to speak up now’, IE, September 27) ex-Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha made the following claims about the Indian economy (under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi). First, that the economy was on a downward spiral; second, that “demonetisation has proved to be an unmitigated disaster”; third, that GST was badly conceived and implemented; fourth, extra jobs have been lost under Modi-Jaitley; fifth, there was no hope for recovery, especially with Jaitley as FM.
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