Wednesday, 30 November, 2022
Topic2008 financial crisis

Topic: 2008 financial crisis

Leading economies of the world are driving global instability. What can India do to retain its balance?

US, China, Europe — financial, strategic, and economic centres of the world — have all been challenged. One must look beyond the chaos and focus on structural fault lines.

Covid changed work culture for millennials, Gen Z. Companies need to step up

Campus Voice is an initiative by ThePrint where young Indians get an opportunity to express their opinions on a prevalent issue.

Govt stake in cash-strapped Vodafone Idea could be a boon — provided it has an exit plan

Rules-based framework should be put in place up front for govt to exit from Vi, sell 35.8% stake to public. This should prevent future govts from treating it permanently as PSU.

Moral basis of market capitalism was revisited due to 2008 recession: Author Jaithirth Rao

At ThePrint’s ‘Off The Cuff’ Friday, entrepreneur Jaithirth ‘Jerry’ Rao spoke with ThePrint Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta and commentator Gurcharan Das about his new book ‘Economist Gandhi’.

What are credit default swaps, the 2008 ‘taboo’ financial product that RBI wants to revive

RBI released new draft guidelines for credit default swaps, calling them an essential instrument for developing corporate bond markets. Here's all you need to know about it.

World Bank cuts global outlook as trade tumbles to decade low

World Bank forecast the world economy will expand 2.6% this year, compared with a projection of 2.9% it made in January & 3% last year.

An economist explains what happens if there’s another financial crisis

The big concern is that governments do not have the policy tools they had in 2008 to prevent a financial shock turning into a freefall.

India’s fintech sandbox is on its way but RBI’s draft guidelines can limit benefits

RBI’s framework for the regulatory sandbox proposes a number of entry barriers that seem extremely vague and subjective.

Despite big-bang reforms by Modi govt, two withdrawn bills make the glass half full

Much-needed reforms in bond market and banks were sidestepped, reducing the positives of measures like bankruptcy code and inflation targeting.

Trump attacks the World Bank by nominating an unconventional chief

Donald Trump's nominee for the post of World Bank president has been a critic of multilateral institutions.

On Camera

YourTurn

In Gujarat, voters want BJP’s alternative but not of Modi

After ruling Gujarat for 27 years, BJP knows how to shield election outcomes from ground realities such as people’s hardships, leaderless govt and corrupt bureaucracy.
A computer shop in Bengaluru | Representational image | Facebook

India’s laptop imports surged to $5 bn in first 9 months of 2022. Nearly 73% came from China

Since 2017, China has accounted for around 75 per cent of India’s laptop imports, but the government is now expanding its list of importing partners.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.