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WILL INDIA’S PROPOSED GST WORK?

Mar 15, 2017
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23 October 2015

Author: Sacchidananda Mukherjee, NIPFP

India is moving towards introducing a Goods and Services Tax (GST). The GST would be a multistage comprehensive value added tax (VAT) encompassing both goods and services. Given the federal structure of India and the fact that taxation powers have been constitutionally assigned to different governments, the introduction of a GST would be a major indirect tax reform since independence. Both...

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A new vision for Australia-India relations

Mar 15, 2017
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Author: Sourabh Gupta, Samuels International

Australia and India have not always been the best of friends. Seven Indian prime ministers from across the political spectrum and spanning three decades have come and gone without paying a state visit to Canberra, a record broken only now with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent visit to Australia following the Brisbane G20 Summit.

Four unreciprocated visits were made by...

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WHY FDI IS NOT ENOUGH FOR MODI’S ‘MAKE IN INDIA’ STRATEGY

Mar 15, 2017
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(24 October 2015 eastasiaforum.org)

Author: Geethanjali Nataraj, Observer Research Foundation

India has pulled ahead of China and United States as the most favoured destination for foreign direct investment (FDI). According to the Financial Times (FT), India received US$31 billion in FDI in 2015, which is US$3 and US$4 billion more than China and the United States respectively. Moving from fifth place in 2014 to first certainly reiterates that...

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