Thursday, 7 July, 2022
TopicDebt crisis

Topic: debt crisis

Sri Lanka faces tough choice between food security and debt repayments

Hoarding is now prevalent on a global scale, with top producers stopping exports and perpetuating a cycle of inflation and hunger.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.

Disease, debt and extreme weather — here are some of the world’s biggest threats in 2021

The global economy will have to face the knock-on effects of the Covid crisis, while geopolitical stability will be critically fragile over the next 5-10 years.

Is this a doom loop, Raghuram Rajan asks as economists see more global inequality after Covid

While global growth is widely expected to strengthen as more people are vaccinated, top economists say pandemic has exposed the depth of inequality.

Banks have not signed a single agreement for RBI’s debt recast scheme for high value loans

Tepid response to the debt recast scheme is being seen because there is lack of awareness and reluctance by banks, say bankers.

Why Indian companies are struggling to raise funds when they need them the most

India’s situation is contrary to global markets where junk bond sales are thriving after monetary authorities said they would buy such securities directly.

How state govts are crowding out cash-strapped companies from debt market

State govts are planning to crank up bond sales by 18.2% this quarter from a year earlier to make up for a decline in tax revenue due to slowdown.

How does the world solve its $250 trillion-debt problem? Borrow more

Experts say debt is not a problem as long as it is sustainable. The issue is whether the massive generation of debt since the global financial crisis is going to be profitable.

Debt crisis has hurt India’s plans to have a bigger bond market

India’s credit crisis is impeding changes to rupee bond market, which has operated like a cosy club of a few big local banks & brokers doing deals.

India’s household debt has risen 80% in 2017-18. It could bite if incomes don’t grow

Indian households’ liabilities went up by Rs 6.7 lakh crore in FY18. When the consumption engine isn’t firing like before, this is a concern.

On Camera


Mahendra Singh Dhoni sporting an Army insignia on his glove during the India-South Africa

MS Dhoni is the rainbow of Indian cricket, a cult figure who inspires youth across nation

Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s honest self-assessment always put the interests of Indian cricket ahead of any desire to build a ‘legacy’ for himself.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.


Nepali Gorkhas to be recruited in Indian Army through Agnipath scheme, here is how

Similar to terms for Indian soldiers, the Nepalis would be inducted for 4 years, after which only 25 per cent would be retained.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.