Best of BS Opinion: Governing unlisted firms, Budget 2020, and more

Will Budget 2020 be able to reverse India's two-year slide towards being a closed economy? Can any country afford to increase tariffs and stay out of trade agreements in an age of global value chains? Will a growth revival policy based on a large fiscal push help or hurt recovery? Alokananda Chakraborty sums up.

The government will have to speedily change track if India is to recover from the prolonged slowdown it is going through, says our top edit. Click here to read...

The government’s intent to put processes in place and improve disclosure norms for unlisted firms is in the right direction, argues our second edit. Read on...

Risk aversion among banks can lower domestic investment, placing more of the country’s domestic savings abroad, writes Pranjul Bhandari, chief India economist, HSBC Securities and Capital Markets (India). Click here to read...

Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal’s tetchy comments about Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’ $1 billion investment in India reveals the key weaknesses of the government he represents, writes Kanika Datta. Read on...

BBC Hindi will fall silent after January 31. For many living in smaller towns and in rural areas, life won’t be the same again, writes Nivedita Mookerji. Read on...

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"If we take steps back in trust or increase transaction costs around technology, all we are doing is sacrificing global economic growth"

-Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella


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