Archived Articles (December 2020)

  • Viewpoint: The Fintech Revolution

    MEDC | 27 DEC,2020

      Covid has brought about huge changes in how the financial sector operates. Public sector banks are facing increasing competition from their nimbler private sector coun... Read more

  • MSP isn't a panacea

    MEDC | 27 DEC,2020

      The ongoing farmers’ agitation is revolving around a guarantee of minimum support price (MSP), although the new farm laws are not related to MSP, and the governm... Read more

  • MSME's credit issues

    MEDC | 27 DEC,2020

      The credit supply shortage to MSMEs has been a cause of policy concern for a long time in India. The formal credit available to this sector is about Rs. 16 trillion as... Read more

  • Reviving foreign trade

    MEDC | 27 DEC,2020

      The turbulence in world trade caused by Covid since almost a year now has affected India’s external sector. Both imports and exports have suffered an overall dec... Read more

  • Viewpoint: Strategic policy reforms

    MEDC | 20 DEC,2020

      India’s huge internal market remains its potentially strongest economic asset. Our huge consumption base is our biggest growth driver. It is heartening to know t... Read more

  • Revisiting Centre-State relations

    MEDC | 20 DEC,2020

      For enhancing the efficacy of policymaking, there is a need to revisit Centre-state relationships amidst the country’schanging socioeconomic environment. Over ti... Read more

  • Preparing for vaccination

    MEDC | 20 DEC,2020

      The world is waiting with bated breath for a reliable vaccine to counter Covid. In India, policymakers will need to leverage the infrastructure deployed for the immuni... Read more

  • Reviving industrial growth

    MEDC | 20 DEC,2020

      Green shoots in the economy are becoming increasingly visible. India’s industrial output rose in October 2020 for the second consecutive month after six months o... Read more

  • Viewpoint: Agriculture's structural crisis

    MEDC | 13 DEC,2020

      A section of farmers have been protesting for many days now in Delhi, demanding withdrawal of India’s recently passed farm bills. This should be seen as a reflec... Read more

  • Financial stability in an online world

    MEDC | 13 DEC,2020

      With Covid making work from home a necessity for millions, public dependence on online financialservices has risen sharply. This has led to a steep rise in the number ... Read more

  • Turning India into a tech hub

    MEDC | 13 DEC,2020

      Over the past decade, an increasing number of Indian enterprises have undergone a digital transformation. The cloud has moved from being a relatively backend technolog... Read more

  • RBI's predicament

    MEDC | 13 DEC,2020

      As was widely expected, RBI has decided to leave the interest rates unchanged in its latest monetary policy review. With growth gradually recovering, RBI will need to ... Read more

  • Viewpoint: The inflation roadblock

    MEDC | 06 DEC,2020

      Persistently high inflation poses the single biggest hurdle to the long-term growth prospects of the Indian economy. Throughout the year, inflation has been hovering a... Read more

  • Investing in ESG

    MEDC | 06 DEC,2020

      Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) is the need of our times. Investing in ESG is essentially investing in sustainability … it may not fetch im... Read more

  • Rationalizing compliances

    MEDC | 06 DEC,2020

      An increasing number of Indian corporates believe that the economy continues to be over-regulated, and that the government needs to get more objective about compliance... Read more



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