Archived Articles (September 2019)

  • Viewpoint: The future of Cooperative Banks in a Changing Financial Sector

    MEDC | 30 SEP,2019

      A leading cooperative bank has been placed under ‘directions’ this week. Cash withdrawals are capped at Rs. 1,000 per account for six months and the bank w... Read more

  • Why the pace of economic recovery will remain uncertain

    MEDC | 30 SEP,2019

      The cut in the corporate tax rate is expected to enhance domestic corporate savings and lead to higher investment in the economy. However, any increase in investment w... Read more

  • A fiscal strategy to revive animal spirits in the economy

    MEDC | 30 SEP,2019

      The government’s fiscal stimulus is well intentioned, as the biggest contemporary issue facing the Indian economy is the decline in private investment. There is,... Read more

  • Booster to Industry by Reduction in Corporate Tax

    MEDC | 30 SEP,2019

      The recent reduction in corporate tax rates is one of India’s biggest direct tax reforms in a long time. It will have a multiplier effect on the economy. Percept... Read more

  • Viewpoint: Maharashtra's Economy

    MEDC | 23 SEP,2019

      In several key socioeconomic areas, Maharashtra has been the torchbearer of the country. Initiatives like Make in India and Magnetic Maharashtra have given a strategic... Read more

  • India and FTAs

    MEDC | 23 SEP,2019

      India’s experience with the existing Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) is not too good. The success of an FTA is judged against a simple criteria – if the relat... Read more

  • Export-led growth

    MEDC | 23 SEP,2019

      A focus on export-led growth is no longer optional if India is to achieve a $ 5 trillion economy by 2024. The Commerce Minister has rightly said that exports worth $ 1... Read more

  • Reversing economic slowdown

    MEDC | 23 SEP,2019

      The environment continues to remain challenging for the growth of many sectors of the Indian economy. Depressed consumer sentiment and a fall in some key consumption p... Read more

  • Viewpoint: The coming 100 days

    MEDC | 16 SEP,2019

      The government has recently completed 100 days in office. While some key geopolitical decisions have been made in the first hundred days, the next hundred need to focu... Read more

  • India and RCEP

    MEDC | 16 SEP,2019

      The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is a proposed Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between 10 ASEAN economies and New Zealand, Australia, China, India, Ja... Read more

  • New trade policy

    MEDC | 16 SEP,2019

      The global economic uncertainty is affecting India adversely and straining our balance of payments. The need of the hour is to design and implement trade reforms in a ... Read more

  • Continuing trade wars

    MEDC | 16 SEP,2019

      The US China trade conflict is not benefiting India to the extent desired. The problem is that we do not have the infrastructure in place to take over some of what Chi... Read more

  • Viewpoint: The road ahead

    MEDC | 09 SEP,2019

      It is obvious by now that the Indian economy is in the throes of a protracted sluggishness. Theorists may argue over whether its causes are cyclical or structural, but... Read more

  • Rebooting the economy

    MEDC | 09 SEP,2019

      The Finance Minister has recently released a list of 32 growth boosting measures for the economy. It shows that the government is taking cognizance of the slowdown and... Read more

  • Data lag issues

    MEDC | 09 SEP,2019

      A lag in the release of official data often affects policymaking adversely. For example, if the extent of the slowdown could be gauged beforehand, an interest rate cut... Read more



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