CEO Reading List: January 25, 2020

| Updated on January 25, 2020

Worried you’re missing out on important developments ahead of the Budget week? Catch up through this curated list of BL’s top stories on the economy and policy in the past week.

Epidemic worries

China’s coronavirus epidemic had claimed 41 lives and affected a reported 1287 people by Friday, leading to the Chinese government locking down 13 cities. 

China coronavirus afflictions claim 41 lives, nearly 1300 confirmed cases, 237 critical


Travel advisory

Here are the precautions you need to take if you’re jetting around

Travelling to the Asia-Pacific region? Here's a travel advisory on the Coronavirus outbreak


Target per capita

More than setting its sights on a $5 trillion size, India needs to aspire to lift its per capita income to $12,000, said Dr C Rangarajan at the BL pre-budget event.

Also read | India needs to clock 9% growth over 5 years to achieve a $5 trillion economy: C Rangarajan


Skill gap

Unemployment is a skills issue, says Bibek Debroy of the Economic Advisory Council. 

Gap between education and skillset affecting employability: Bibek Debroy


Realty check

Uncertainty over Amaravati as the State capital has hurt property prices in the city. 

Realty check: AP capital moves have hit private and govt investments


Slipping taxes

Forget falling short of targets, India’s direct tax mop-up is likely to decline from last year’s levels say tax officials. 

Direct tax mop-up to fall this year for the first time in two decades


Wait it out

The India growth slowdown is temporary, says the IMF chief, while also admitting that India’s growth downgrade has hurt global growth. 

Growth slowdown in India is temporary, says IMF chief


Still in the game

With the Ruchi Soya acquisition, Patanjali is setting its sights high and wants to see its turnover top HUL’s. 

We will beat Hindustan Unilever’s turnover next fiscal: Baba Ramdev

Data gaps

Why did only 9 crore farmers register for PM KISAN when there are a reported 14.5 crore farmers in the country? 

How many farmers are there in India? Government has no clue


Monsoon promise

After excess rains in the post-monsoon season of 2019, 2020 looks promising too.

First look: India may have a good monsoon in 2020


Compiled by Aarati Krishnan

Published on January 25, 2020

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