Archived Articles (October 2019)

  • Viewpoint: Taxes and Welfare in India

    MEDC | 30 OCT,2019

      Nobel Laureate Abhijit Banerjee recently advocated raising the marginal tax rates for the rich in India. With all due respect to him, that idea does not seem to have m... Read more

  • India's infrastructure deficit

    MEDC | 30 OCT,2019

      The World Energy Council’s latest Energy Trilemma Index shows India to be among the laggards as far as energy equity and environmental sustainability is concerne... Read more

  • Enhancing investment through structural reforms

    MEDC | 30 OCT,2019

      Investment is the engine of sustained economic growth, and if, over the coming five years, we are to become a $ 5 trillion economy, structural reforms are essential to... Read more

  • The cooperative bank crisis

    MEDC | 30 OCT,2019

      The minimum capital requirement for a cooperative bank is Rs. 1 lakh – an amount that has remained unchanged since 1949. In today’s world, how can an urban... Read more

  • Viewpoint: Poverty Alleviation in India

    MEDC | 22 OCT,2019

      With the award of the 2019 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences to Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo, and Michael Kremer, research focused on poverty alleviation has come to ... Read more

  • Enhancing India's economic image

    MEDC | 22 OCT,2019

      The Global Competitiveness Report 2019 released by the World Economic Forum (WEF) last week has painted a rather dismal picture of the Indian economy. This carries a r... Read more

  • India's declining growth projections

    MEDC | 22 OCT,2019

      India has grown at the slowest pace in six years in the June quarter due to a demand slump. The World Bank has reduced its economic growth forecast for India to 6% for... Read more

  • Spill-over effects of the US-China trade war

    MEDC | 22 OCT,2019

      The tit-for-tat trade war between the US and China has had a significant impact on global financial markets over the past year. Trade tensions have weighed on global g... Read more

  • Viewpoint: Green Wall of India

    MEDC | 15 OCT,2019

      India is reportedly planning a vast reforestation exercise along the Aravalli hill range stretching from the edges of Delhi to Banaskantha in Gujarat. This 1400 km lon... Read more

  • Restoring agricultural growth

    MEDC | 15 OCT,2019

      India’s agricultural sector is not doing too well and given the importance of the rural economy in the overall scheme of things, that is worrisome. In this conte... Read more

  • Need for structural reforms

    MEDC | 15 OCT,2019

      The WEF rankings underscore the need for major structural reform in India. The government is in the process of reforming labour laws, but other countries are moving mu... Read more

  • India's declining global competitiveness

    MEDC | 15 OCT,2019

      India’s slippage on many key parameters measuring economic competitiveness does not augur well for the revival of the economy. In the latest global competitivene... Read more

  • Viewpoint: Could tourism be India's USP?

    MEDC | 07 OCT,2019

      With cities all over the world becoming more congested and the threat of pollution worsening by the day, taking a well- planned break is fast becoming a norm. India ne... Read more

  • India's increasingly unusual monsoons

    MEDC | 07 OCT,2019

      The end of September is officially the end of the monsoon in India. The country has seen the highest rains in 25 years, and the complete withdrawal of the monsoon is u... Read more

  • Regulatory Issues in the Financial Sector

    MEDC | 07 OCT,2019

      One of the largest cooperative banks in India had its problems uncovered recently. In the process, the RBI needs to be commended after the issues were exposed. However... Read more



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