Archived Articles (April 2020)

  • Viewpoint: India as a global investment destination

    MEDC | 27 APR,2020

    Many countries have started withdrawing their investments from China following Covid-19. There is thus, an increasing possibility of China losing its global tag of preferred m... Read more

  • Facing the fear factor

    MEDC | 27 APR,2020

    The government has acted wisely in allowing select businesses to resume operations in specifically designated areas from April 20. However, a strong fear factor continues to p... Read more

  • The looming fiscal challenge

    MEDC | 27 APR,2020

    The government has so far come out with a package worth Rs. 1.7 trillion for the most socioeconomically vulnerable sections affected by Covid-19. However, it isn’t yet c... Read more

  • Lessons from the crisis

    MEDC | 27 APR,2020

    The Prime Minister has rightly said that self-reliance is our biggest lesson from the Covid-19 crisis. A more decentralized policy approach will also benefit us, as it is the ... Read more

  • Viewpoint: Restarting economic activity

    MEDC | 20 APR,2020

    The government is keen to restart economic activity in green zones, or areas with a low incidence of Covid-19 cases. That is a welcome development as the economy cannot be shu... Read more

  • Assisting the small scale sector

    MEDC | 20 APR,2020

    The extension of the national lockdown to May 3 has hit hard India’s economy, particularly its MSME sector. This sector accounts for about 40% of exports and almost a th... Read more

  • Fiscal monetary coordination required

    MEDC | 20 APR,2020

    The world is probably facing its greatest economic challenge since the Great Depression. The constraints imposed by markets, investors and the economy are forcing policymakers... Read more

  • At the crossroads

    MEDC | 20 APR,2020

    A tough policy trade-off is looming large viz. public health vs economic revival. Everyone is expecting the government to do more, but (at least, as of now) progress on one fr... Read more

  • Viewpoint: Covid-19's economic fallout

    MEDC | 13 APR,2020

      An economic backlash (as is happening today) has the potential to create easily as much devastation in terms of ruining human lives as any medical crisis. Some of hist... Read more

  • Work from home

    MEDC | 13 APR,2020

    The ongoing national lockdown has given new meaning to the concept of work from home. For both the public and private sectors, getting large numbers of employees to work produ... Read more

  • Stimulus package for MSMEs

    MEDC | 13 APR,2020

    Small businesses account for almost a quarter of India’s $ 2.9 trillion economy and employ over 500 million workers, as the MSME sector is the biggest employment generat... Read more

  • Unlocking India's economy

    MEDC | 13 APR,2020

    India is simultaneously facing two crises – medical and economic. By some estimates, the ongoing lockdown could have deprived about a third of our workforce of their mea... Read more

  • Viewpoint: Globalization amidst the Pandemic

    MEDC | 06 APR,2020

    More than anything else, Covid-19 has underlined the world’s interconnectedness. Accurate monitoring of the pandemic’s progress, the search for vaccines and scient... Read more

  • Covid-19 and the banking sector

    MEDC | 06 APR,2020

    The ongoing national lockdown coupled with sluggish economic growth is impacting the profitability of banks. In the current environment, asset quality stresses are expected to... Read more

  • Risk Management in India

    MEDC | 06 APR,2020

    Business process continuity worldwide in the face of Covid-19 has been disrupted by the breakdown in global supply chains. The world has faced one pandemic after another. Howe... Read more



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