Tuesday, 25 January, 2022

Topic: finance

Indians have two attitudes towards cryptocurrency – deep suspicion or blind hero-worship

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

India is walking on one leg because 1991 reforms missed banking & finance

Restrictions on banking led to limited capacity for new entrepreneurs to have access to resources. It allowed the old elite to continue dominating. This order must be shaken up now.

Credit insurance protects businesses and allows growth in these times of uncertainty

After a decade of being left out in the cold, it seems like Indian banks and financial institutions will be allowed access to the credit insurance market again.

How to unearth ‘zombies’ in the Indian corporate sector

As the Indian economy recovers, we should be wary of zombie firms that are using the pandemic as an excuse to continue hanging on.

India must allow armed forces to raise own finances. Defence budget will never be enough

India needs every penny during the Covid crisis. So, defence bureaucracy must let armed forces raise their own money and not divert all resources when events like Galwan occur.

Four steps Modi govt must take to revive India’s MSME sector post-lockdown

There are 67 millions MSMEs in India, most of them micro and unorganised. The Modi government must provide incentives to pull them out of Covid crisis.

Nirmala Sitharaman broke tradition in Budget speech by going back to tradition

The finance minister discarded the famous briefcase for a bahi-khata and didn’t mention fiscal deficit numbers, unlike her predecessors.

Alternative investment funds – India’s new, $40 billion time-bomb for investors

Alternative investment funds have exploded in India as high upfront fees to distributors encourage them to lure investors to risky, unregulated products.

10 things people in finance should never say

'Use of trite or clichéd formulations neither reflects well on financial advisers nor does it show respect to a reader or listener'

Electoral bonds help BJP coerce donors & that’s why Arun Jaitley rises to their defence

Arun Jaitley displays intellectual dishonesty and performs mental gymnastics by presenting us a false narrative.

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Representative image of Army | ANI

Central Vista, old army uniforms—why this year’s Republic Day parade is a source of pride

Days of Mughal or British glory are over. Central Vista is Indian govt's modern structure, and uniforms are sources of pride.
A Chinese flag being raised in the Lujiazui Financial District of Shanghai | Photo: Qilai Shen | Bloomberg

India among Asian destinations for investors fleeing Chinese real estate debt crisis

Both Goldman Sachs & CreditSights consider Indian companies attractive. While the first recommends high-yield renewables, the latter considers financial firms to well shielded here.


The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.