Friday, 18 January, 2019

Topic: Economy

File photo of Narendra Modi at the launch of MUDRA Bank in New Delhi | Kuni Takahashi/Bloomberg

MUDRA scheme: What the Modi government failed to do for small businesses

The slowdown in credit to small businesses is yet another example of central planning gone wrong.
Representational image | Taylor Weidman/Bloomberg

What economist Surjit Bhalla gets wrong about India’s jumbo job crisis

Without capturing household-level data frequently, it is futile to analyse employment expectations.
Narendra Modi and Xi Jinping | Graham Crouch/Bloomberg

Gap between India and China looks wider if we compare our states to their provinces

New Delhi can take enough lessons from Beijing.
A bronze bull statue at the entrance to Bombay Stock Exchange | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Why India’s economy needs Eco-normics – not Left vs Right debate

How do we integrate an ecological horizon with state regulations and market mechanisms?
The bronze bull statue at the Bombay Stock Exchange | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Five major challenges that shook India’s economy in 2018

From GST to RBI to NPAs, both institutions and governance had a turbulent ride.
Arun Jaitley

Movie tickets, TV screens, power banks get cheaper as govt cuts GST on 33 items

The new tax rates, which take effect from 1 January 2019, will cost the government Rs 5,500 crore in loss.
File photo of RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das | Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg

Shaktikanta Das’ RBI has a delicate task – balance govt’s fiscal targets & its autonomy

The RBI governor is likely to find a way to transfer the right amount of money to help the government meet its fiscal targets.
RBI Headquarters in Mumbai

Narendra Modi government now has a great opportunity to reform RBI

Long-term reform requires a vision and the willingness of the government and the new RBI Governor to risk political capital.
Workers in Jammu & Kashmir | Representational image | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

India’s state public sector undertakings: More agony than ecstasy

No state is a winner when it comes to running India’s PSUs.
File photo Shaktikanta Das

Give a little, take a little will be key to Shaktikanta Das’ success as RBI governor

Shaktikanta Das has always been considered an extension of the government, without a voice of his own.
hiren gohain

Does sedition law apply to JNU & Assam cases or is it being used as tool to stifle dissent?

Ten JNU students, including Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya have been charge-sheeted under the sedition law for raising ‘anti-India’ slogan...