Do we know where 150 million Indians spend?



‘Being one of the 150 million upper middle class consumers, I can vouch that the average expenses on white goods or clothing are minimal. Indians are not consumerist by nature,’ says Colonel Anil A Athale (retd).



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Out on bail, Chidambaram slams PM's silence on economy



“The government is wrong. It is wrong because it is clueless,” Chidambaram said. “It is unable to look for the obvious clues because it is stubborn and mulish in defending its catastrophic mistakes like demonetisation, flawed GST, tax terrorism, regulatory overkill, protectionism, and centralised control of decision-making in the Prime Minister’s Office.”



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More bad news, Goldman pegs FY20 GDP growth to 5.3%



The brokerage said the consolidated fiscal deficit, including that of the Union (3.6 per cent), the states (2.6 per cent) and the off-budget borrowings which are being resorted to increasingly is a worry.



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GST e-invoicing mandatory from April 1



The e-invoicing system will be rolled out in a phased manner from January 1 on a voluntary and trial basis, beginning with firms with a turnover of Rs 500 crore, while businesses with a turnover of Rs 100 crore or more will be required to do it from February 1.



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