Economic News

  • Viewpoint: Move towards economic revival

    MEDC | 18 APR,2021

    Well over a year into the pandemic, both Maharashtra and India, find themselves at another turning point. A new wave of Covid has hit the land, requiring new lockdowns and f... Read more

  • Enhance vaccine availability

    MEDC | 18 APR,2021

    About 111 million people have been vaccinated in India, and about 14 million of them with both doses. This amounts to just 1% of the population. Clearly, much more is needed. ... Read more

  • Improve health infrastructure

    MEDC | 18 APR,2021

    The second wave of Covid has exposed India’s wobbly health infrastructure. Hospitals in most metros are stretched to their limits. With daily infections crossing a lakh,... Read more

  • India's climate strategy

    MEDC | 18 APR,2021

    The world is severely impacted by global warming and climate change. When the rich of the world have historically grown their economies using unsustainable environmental pract... Read more

  • Viewpoint: The show must go on

    MEDC | 11 APR,2021

      We have now entered a new financial year, and it is important to remember to stay vigilant against all emerging risks to the economy. Despite the politics being play... Read more

  • Moving towards self-sufficiency

    MEDC | 11 APR,2021

      Under normal circumstances, investments attracted to industries enjoying tariff protection are necessarily inefficient. But these are not normal times. A certain amoun... Read more

  • RBI's yield curve management

    MEDC | 11 APR,2021

      In its latest Monetary Policy Review, the RBI has taken a decidedly dovish stance and revealed its determination to flatten the yield curve. The RBI has announced that... Read more

  • On the comeback trail

    MEDC | 11 APR,2021

      The IMF raised its projection for India’s economic growth in the current financial year by one percentage point to 12.5%. This suggests that India would again be... Read more

  • Viewpoint: Covid's Economic Impact

    MEDC | 04 APR,2021

    Covid is a true black swan event, something that most of us are likely to experience just once in our lifetime. Not only has it led to massive social disruption, but the rec... Read more

  • Strengthening Corporate Governance

    MEDC | 04 APR,2021

    Over the years, as Indian businesses have evolved to attain greater complexity, shareholder expectations have naturally risen. It is not too much to expect that auditors of an... Read more

  • Digital delivery of education

    MEDC | 04 APR,2021

    Covid has forced a radical shift in the delivery of education in India. Some global universities have already brought their digital offerings to India. However, most Indian sc... Read more

  • Encouraging tax revenues

    MEDC | 04 APR,2021

    Despite the Covid-triggered lockdowns and other functional restrictions, gross personal income tax collection (inclusive of refunds) has posted a 2.5% year-on-year growth duri... Read more

  • Viewpoint: Lessons from the Lockdowns

    MEDC | 28 MAR,2021

      A full year has passed since the first complete lockdown was imposed in Mumbai and many parts of Maharashtra. That was a necessary step. Without appropriate governme... Read more

  • Introducing digital currency

    MEDC | 28 MAR,2021

      There is no need to be overawed by cryptocurrencies. They use massive amounts of electric power, not just for their mining, but also for maintaining their sprawl of le... Read more

  • Strengthening the banking sector

    MEDC | 28 MAR,2021

      Some major banking sector reforms have been announced in Budget 2020-21. They include the setting up of a Bad Bank, in which banks can offload their NPAs, the formatio... Read more



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