Economic News

  • Viewpoint: A Resurgent India

    MEDC | 27 SEP,2021

      India's Prime Minister is currently in America with his first personal meeting with the President of the USA. With this, the relationship between the world’s t... Read more

  • Prioritizing nutrition security

    MEDC | 27 SEP,2021

      India was ranked 94th amongst 107 countries on the Global Hunger Index 2020. This puts us behind even our smaller neighbours like Nepal, Pakistan and Bangladesh. It se... Read more

  • Enhancing innovation

    MEDC | 27 SEP,2021

      India has improved its ranking in the Global Innovation Index 2021. We are now ranked 46th among 132 economies, up from 48 in the previous year's ranking. The ris... Read more

  • Central Banks and Climate Goals

    MEDC | 27 SEP,2021

      A new debate has emerged on whether Central Banks should take cognizance of the socioeconomic impact of climate change and incorporate it into their policymaking proce... Read more

  • Viewpoint: India's Digital Economy

    MEDC | 20 SEP,2021

      Thanks to Covid, India's digital economy is shaping up at a record speed. The services sector is, unsurprisingly, adapting to it faster than any other sector of the ... Read more

  • Green hydrogen's potential

    MEDC | 20 SEP,2021

      India needs to focus on developing renewable energies, and reduce its dependence on fossil fuels. To that end, the commercial use of green hydrogen has huge potential.... Read more

  • Managing water risks

    MEDC | 20 SEP,2021

      According to a recent report by Moody’s, water management risks linked to the existing supply and quality issues, as well as risks amplified by climate change po... Read more

  • Streamlining GST

    MEDC | 20 SEP,2021

      There is good news on the fiscal front.  Revenue collection this year is likely to exceed the initial estimates as the second wave has had a relatively limited im... Read more

  • Viewpoint: A divergent recovery

    MEDC | 13 SEP,2021

      Inequality is a unique socioeconomic concept which can be both simple and complex to grasp. At one level, the idea has enormous public appeal, but at another it is o... Read more

  • India's drone policy

    MEDC | 13 SEP,2021

      The recently announced drone policy is a welcome step. It eliminates a host of approvals – the number of forms needing to be filled in is cut from 25 to five, an... Read more

  • Handling the banking crisis

    MEDC | 13 SEP,2021

      The growth crisis facing the Indian economy is essentially a banking crisis. Banks were constrained in their lending by their high levels of NPAs, while companies were... Read more

  • India's reviving economy

    MEDC | 13 SEP,2021

      The RBI Governor has expressed optimism about the revival prospects of our Covid-hit economy. As of now, RBI’s growth projection of 9.5% for this financial year ... Read more

  • Viewpoint: Managing growth amidst Covid

    MEDC | 04 SEP,2021

      Just as in many emerging economies, the Covid crisis has jolted India. Precautionary measures to contain the spread of the virus, including lockdowns and restriction... Read more

  • Emphasizing green investment

    MEDC | 04 SEP,2021

      Immediate and coordinated climate action, with a strong focus on green investment, is now required to prevent an economic crisis. Joint global action through a coordin... Read more

  • Digitalizing India's MSMEs

    MEDC | 04 SEP,2021

      The digitalization of India’s MSME sector could potentially add $150 – 200 billion to GDP by 2024. Covid showed that it is those enterprises able and willi... Read more



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