Archived Articles (December 2021)

  • Viewpoint: Maximizing India's FTA Potential

    MEDC | 30 DEC,2021

      As the second year of the pandemic draws to a close, it is worth reflecting on how India has fared regarding its Free Trade Agreements (FTAs). Despite the impact of ... Read more

  • Unicorns and economic growth

    MEDC | 30 DEC,2021

      2021 was a golden year for startups in India. By some estimates, the number of unicorns in India more than doubled in 2021, with over 40 startups crossing the billion ... Read more

  • Meeting fiscal targets

    MEDC | 30 DEC,2021

      As Covid-related public spending starts rising, doubts are being expressed over whether the government will be able to meet the Budget provisions of reigning in the fi... Read more

  • Continuing the accommodative stance

    MEDC | 30 DEC,2021

      The RBI has done well to continue with its accommodative stance for as long as necessary to revive and sustain economic growth. The economic effects of the rapid sprea... Read more

  • Viewpoint: Enhancing Supply Chain Efficiency

    MEDC | 20 DEC,2021

      Covid has highlighted the importance of supply chains in keeping the economy moving in times of crisis. It has also revealed the fragility of the existing arrangemen... Read more

  • The cryptocurrency challenge

    MEDC | 20 DEC,2021

      The Indian government is seeking to introduce a bill on crypto regulation. The importance of regulation for this sector cannot be overemphasized. India has exchange ra... Read more

  • Boosting vaccine production

    MEDC | 20 DEC,2021

      India is planning to ramp up its Covid vaccine manufacturing capacity and expects to produce five billion doses of vaccine in the coming year. India is also manufactur... Read more

  • Regulating shadow banking

    MEDC | 20 DEC,2021

      RBI has outlined a new framework for shadow banking in India that is meant to ensure that NBFCs are subject to stringent supervision when their key financial ratios ar... Read more

  • Viewpoint: Technology and the Economy

    MEDC | 13 DEC,2021

      Technology has emerged as a vital ally for enhancing governance, transparency and accountability in the system. Covid has clearly revealed the mutually reinforcing r... Read more

  • Reviewing vaccination strategy

    MEDC | 13 DEC,2021

      The emergence of the Omicron variant is a grim reminder that not only is Covid continuing, but that our entire vaccination programme needs a serious review. The govern... Read more

  • Upgrading data systems

    MEDC | 13 DEC,2021

      Indian investors are often disadvantaged by the untimely release of macroeconomic data. A major problem in releasing data late is that research bureaux are unable to c... Read more

  • A sustainable recovery

    MEDC | 13 DEC,2021

      If scientists are right about the implications of the Omicron variant, it will result in some loss of momentum but is not likely to derail India's economic growth. Wit... Read more

  • Viewpoint: India's Energy Transition

    MEDC | 06 DEC,2021

      Environmental economists have historically focused on the greenhouse gas externality, which arises because the cost of damages to others, now and in the future, is n... Read more

  • Managing new variants

    MEDC | 06 DEC,2021

      In the wake of the discovery of the Omicron variant, India needs to create a cohesive strategy to deal with emerging forms of Covid. Every time a new variant is discov... Read more

  • NEP in the age of Covid

    MEDC | 06 DEC,2021

      India's National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 is rich in innate potential. It aims to transform the basic architecture, culture and approach of Indian education, not by... Read more

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