Interest rates

Best of BS Opinion: Increased Interest Rates, Increased GST, etc.

The Modi government welcomes the constant improvement in the collection of the goods and services tax. It is seen as a revenue cushion for public finances and as a sign of an economic recovery. But, argues AK Bhattacharya, these perceptions may not be fully justified. He explains why here

In other views:

the top edit points out that the markets will have to adapt to tighter financial conditions in the coming months, which could lead to a correction in valuations. Read it here

the second edition says the production of biomedical waste has grown significantly since the Covid-19 outbreak, but treatment guidelines are being followed primarily in the breach. Read it here

R Gopalakrishnan examines whether the professional CEO can be entrepreneurial and vice versa. Read it here
QUOTE OF THE DAY

“Because of the neglect of the Dalits, the arrears, the farmers, the unemployed, the young people as well as the small traders, I am resigning from the cabinet of Uttar Pradesh”

Swami Prasad Maurya, UP minister, who joined the Samajwadi party

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First published: Wed Jan 12, 2022 06:30 IST