Economic News

  • Viewpoint: India's Air Emergency

    MEDC | 11 NOV,2019

      Delhi has acquired the dubious distinction of becoming the world’s pollution capital. It is a public health emergency situation as pollutants in the atmosphere h... Read more

  • Addressing workforce productivity issues in India

    MEDC | 11 NOV,2019

      Analysis of the Annual Survey of Industries (ASI) data shows that India’s workforce productivity has fallen significantly over the past eight years. Of course, t... Read more

  • India's RCEP retreat

    MEDC | 11 NOV,2019

      The government has done wisely by deciding not to join the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) at the current juncture. Of course, at some point in the ... Read more

  • South Asia becoming the world's growth engine

    MEDC | 11 NOV,2019

      According to the latest research by the IMF, led by India, South Asia is poised to become a centre of global economic growth. The region is expected to contribute abou... Read more

  • Viewpoint: Contract Enforcement

    MEDC | 04 NOV,2019

      India has moved upwards to the 63rd position (out of 190 countries) in the latest Ease of Doing Business rankings of the World Bank. However, in two key areas, enforci... Read more

  • Declining labour productivity in manufacturing

    MEDC | 04 NOV,2019

      There has been a slowdown in the labour productivity growth in the organized manufacturing sector, according to an analysis of Annual Survey of Industries data by Indi... Read more

  • India and RCEP

    MEDC | 04 NOV,2019

      India needs to balance its foreign ties with its domestic concerns, and the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) will help India expand its economic foot... Read more

  • Combating the economic slowdown

    MEDC | 04 NOV,2019

      The core sector data for September shows output down by 5.2% over the comparable period last year. It points to a declining demand in the backdrop of weakening growth.... Read more

  • 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



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