Archived Articles (August 2021)

  • Viewpoint: The future of money

    MEDC | 30 AUG,2021

      While the traditional financial system has helped globalize the world economy, its ability to handle cross-border trade and investment has reached a saturation level... Read more

  • A coherent vaccination plan

    MEDC | 30 AUG,2021

      India has achieved a lot on the vaccination front, but there are also developments pointing to the urgent need for the government to formulate a more strategic long-te... Read more

  • Making asset monetization work

    MEDC | 30 AUG,2021

      The Finance Minister recently announced the National Monetization Pipeline (NMP). It listed out which of the publicly-owned infrastructure assets will be leased out to... Read more

  • PSBs and the NPA issue

    MEDC | 30 AUG,2021

      The government should not push public sector banks (PSBs) to lend even to keep the economic recovery going. When PSBs are directed to lend by the government, their obj... Read more

  • Viewpoint: Making public investment work

    MEDC | 23 AUG,2021

      The Indian economy is on a revival path and the best way to support a comeback is through employment generation. Research has shown that when governments spend on in... Read more

  • Reviving animal spirits

    MEDC | 23 AUG,2021

      For enhancing investor confidence in the economy, animal spirits do matter. The government’s emphasis on private investment and growth is commendable, but it wil... Read more

  • Financial Inclusion Index

    MEDC | 23 AUG,2021

      RBI’s recently introduced Financial Inclusion Index (FI Index) suggests that the effort put in so far to improve access to financial services seems to be paying ... Read more

  • Reshaping trade policy

    MEDC | 23 AUG,2021

      Exports are the key to enable sustained economic growth for any revival plan. In this context, the Union Commerce Secretary’s recent announcement that India woul... Read more

  • Viewpoint: A more holistic economic policy

    MEDC | 16 AUG,2021

      Covid has taught us that life can be much more fragile than we think. This crisis presents a unique opportunity for policymakers to rebuild the economy in the direct... Read more

  • Maharashtra's flood package

    MEDC | 16 AUG,2021

      The Maharashtra Cabinet has cleared a Rs. 11,500 crore package for the flood affected areas in Konkan and Western Maharashtra. The package will be used for relief, rec... Read more

  • Flexible Fuel Vehicles (FFVs)

    MEDC | 16 AUG,2021

      Union Minister Nitin Gadkari rightly emphasized the rollout of FFVs in the Indian auto market within a year. FFVs have an internal combustion engine and are capable of... Read more

  • Investing in capacity expansion

    MEDC | 16 AUG,2021

      On the occasion of India’s Independence Day, a key priority of economic policy should be to invest in capacity expansion. Infrastructure development and economic... Read more

  • Viewpoint: Ensuring an Inclusive Recovery

    MEDC | 01 AUG,2021

      Both within and across countries, the recovery from the pandemic is gradually bypassing the poorest and most vulnerable sections of society. Covid is accentuating th... Read more

  • Launching digital currency

    MEDC | 01 AUG,2021

      RBI should tread carefully in launching a digital currency. The proposal currently carries some serious risks. It may put pressure on conventional banking by reducing ... Read more

  • Streamline tariffs

    MEDC | 01 AUG,2021

      India’s tariff requirements are complicated, with customs duty alone consisting of almost 20 rates, ranging from nil to 150%. As a result, much effort is diverte... Read more



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