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There are some things that remain unfinished. But my sense is 90-95% of what I wanted to do was done. What is left to be done is to see it through and that also requires thinking and changes. That is also a longer term issue. Really, this job is not done.

Raghuram Rajan

RBI Governor

On his tenure as Governor

Source : CNBC TV 18

GST is a great step by Team India, a great step towards transformation, and a great step towards transparency. Imminent passage of GST is not a victory for any political party, but for Indian democracy.

Narendra ModiNarendra Modi GST Bill

Indian Prime Minister

On the passage of GST Bill




The GST will cut down transaction cost and double taxation at different points and it will make India a common market. It will give a big fillip to the growth rate in the long run.

Kaushik Basu

Outgoing chief economist of the World BankKaushik Basu

On the passage of the GST Bill





Source: PTI

Do we want a full-spectrum restoration of relations? Yes, and we will achieve that. Life changes quickly.

Vladimir Putin

President of Russian Federation

After receiving his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan in St. Petersburg to recoup ties with TurkeyVladimir Putin






Source: Reuters

If we are to take advantages of the opportunities presented by Brexit, we need to have our whole economy firing.

Theresa May

British Prime Minister 
Theresa May
On reshaping the British Economy post Brexit






Source: Reuters

Right now I am president, and I am for it. And I have made this argument before. I will make it again. We are part of a global economy. We are not reversing that.

Barack Obama
Barack Obama
US President

Batting for TPP at a press conference with the PM of Singapore







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