Economic News

  • Viewpoint: Revisiting policy priorities

    MEDC | 03 OCT,2022

    India's trade policy needs to expand on what Atmanirbhar means. Contrary to what some would like to believe, it is not a license to engage in mindless protectionism, which doe... Read more

  • Developing flexible education systems

    MEDC | 03 OCT,2022

    The government is acting wisely in setting up a digital university to promote education and skill development in India. Equally welcome is the proposed flexibility of the inst... Read more

  • Issuing green bonds

    MEDC | 03 OCT,2022

    The government is issuing green bonds for the first time ever this year. This should be seen in the global backdrop of setting aside funds, both public and private, for enviro... Read more

  • The CM dashboard

    MEDC | 03 OCT,2022

    The CM dashboard is a novel idea proposed by the Prime Minister for tracking activities of state government departments at the click of a button. For example, in Gujarat, the ... Read more

  • Viewpoint: Policy consistency and socioeconomic growth

    MEDC | 26 SEP,2022

    Macroeconomic policy stability is an important factor responsible for minimizing inequality in the post-Covid world. Socioeconomic inequality tends to increase in environments... Read more

  • Looming recessionary threat

    MEDC | 26 SEP,2022

    The Chair of the US Federal Reserve Jerome Powell finally acknowledged what many economists long suspected – that the Fed's goal of engineering a soft landing (wherein g... Read more

  • The depreciating rupee

    MEDC | 26 SEP,2022

    The rupee hit a fresh low against the USD at 80.86 this week. However, at least as far as fiscal slippage goes, alarm bells need not start ringing. Despite the depreciating ru... Read more

  • Regulating financial innovation

    MEDC | 26 SEP,2022

    The RBI Governor has rightly said that all innovation in the FinTech space should be responsible and should enhance the efficacy and resilience of the financial system while b... Read more

  • Viewpoint: Enhancing India's investor-friendliness

    MEDC | 19 SEP,2022

    Governments around the world are taking extraordinary measures to revive their economies in the post-Covid period. In this regard, the investor-friendliness of the economy has... Read more

  • Rising GST revenues

    MEDC | 19 SEP,2022

    Government officials are optimistic that GST will be able to garner revenues of over Rs. 1.5 trillion every month from the coming October. The Finance Minister has also emphas... Read more

  • Identifying infra gap projects

    MEDC | 19 SEP,2022

    It is heartening to know that the government has identified 196 critical infrastructure gap projects pertaining to port connectivity, and the movement of coal, steel and food ... Read more

  • Stressing greener alternatives

    MEDC | 19 SEP,2022

    The Prime Minister has stressed the need for greener alternatives in the automobile industry's innovation efforts. Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has also said that those scrapp... Read more

  • Viewpoint: Ensuring inclusive growth

    MEDC | 12 SEP,2022

    India has now overtaken the UK to become the fifth largest economy in the world. This is an occasion for celebration, but also for introspection. Powered by an advantageous de... Read more

  • India's demat revolution

    MEDC | 12 SEP,2022

    India's demat account tally officially crossed the psychologically significant 100 million mark this week, as per data released by the public depository firms NSDL and CDSL. A... Read more

  • Roadmap for the new economy

    MEDC | 12 SEP,2022

    The Finance Minister has said that the next 25 years would be critical for the Indian economy. In the course of this transition, work will continue on maintaining the growth m... Read more

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