Archived Articles (February 2021)

  • Viewpoint: Emerging from recession

    MEDC | 28 FEB,2021

      According to the National Statistical Organization (NSO), India’s GDP returned to a positive growth (of 0.4%) after two consecutive quarters of contraction. This... Read more

  • Legalizing cryptocurrencies

    MEDC | 28 FEB,2021

      The RBI has expressed to the government its concerns about cryptocurrencies and why they should not be legalized. It has a valid point. It is not that there is somethi... Read more

  • Tapping India's blue economy

    MEDC | 28 FEB,2021

      The coastline of India is around 7,500 km long, and investing adequately in it is essential for tapping the country’s vast blue economy potential. The government... Read more

  • Strengthening economic recovery

    MEDC | 28 FEB,2021

      Results for the third quarter of the current financial year show positive signs across several sectors. The profit margins of many corporates have improved and key sec... Read more

  • Viewpoint: Reforms-driven growth

    MEDC | 21 FEB,2021

      Budget 2021 has sincerely attempted to reboot the economy and revive growth. It focuses basically on high-expenditure growth to boost demand, and aims at wide-ranging ... Read more

  • Focus on employment generation

    MEDC | 21 FEB,2021

      The Budget’s thrust on infrastructure investment is laudable, but equally necessary is a sustained focus on employment generation. India’s economy cannot a... Read more

  • Infrastructure and Project Management

    MEDC | 21 FEB,2021

      Among the key measures announced in Budget 2021 is a renewed thrust on infrastructure development. In an emerging economy like India, the need for infrastructure inves... Read more

  • Maharashtra's convoluted recovery

    MEDC | 21 FEB,2021

      Maharashtra’s uneven economic recovery is now risked by the resurgence of Covid, and the reintroduction of stricter containment measures in some areas. Even thou... Read more

  • Viewpoint: An Ambitious Budget

    MEDC | 14 FEB,2021

      The Finance Minister has recently presented a Budget having the potential to lift India’s growth prospects. Higher expenditure will support a near-term revival, ... Read more

  • Financial sector automation

    MEDC | 14 FEB,2021

      According to a recent survey, 83% of Indians trust robots more than humans to manage their finances. Financial anxiety and worries among consumers and business leaders... Read more

  • Managing the education gap

    MEDC | 14 FEB,2021

      The pandemic has forced our education system to shift to an online mode of instruction sooner than expected. No doubt, it has benefited a section of the students, part... Read more

  • Deepening the bond markets

    MEDC | 14 FEB,2021

      On the occasion of presenting the latest monetary policy review, the RBI has given retail investors direct access to the government securities markets – a move t... Read more

  • Viewpoint: A Budget for Industry and Infrastructure

    MEDC | 07 FEB,2021

      In the backdrop of the pandemic, the Union Budget 2021 was one of the most important in India’s economic history. We are on the cusp of a massive socioeconomic t... Read more

  • Ease the compliance burden

    MEDC | 07 FEB,2021

      Compliance is a drag on productivity and also the ease of living. The amount of effort and difficulty in addressing compliance issues is directly proportional to the s... Read more

  • Monetary policy and fiscal stimulus

    MEDC | 07 FEB,2021

      The recently presented Budget has rightly projected fiscal policy as a dominant force in rejuvenating our Covid-battered economy. However, monetary policy will also ha... Read more



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