Economic News

  • Viewpoint: A Challenging Budget

    MEDC | 17 JAN,2021

      The pandemic has upset all equations globally. The forthcoming Union Budget to be presented will need to strike a fine balance in choosing between lives vs. livelihood... Read more

  • Regulating cryptocurrencies

    MEDC | 17 JAN,2021

      Even though perilous for the average investor, there is no doubt that cryptocurrency is a financial innovation that is here to stay. Cryptocurrencies present a plethor... Read more

  • Digital banking

    MEDC | 17 JAN,2021

      In almost all spheres of economic activity, the pandemic has accentuated the shift to digitization. In the financial landscape, digital banking is becoming a game-chan... Read more

  • Tourism's economic potential

    MEDC | 17 JAN,2021

      Tourism-dependent economies have been badly hit by the pandemic. Before Covid, travel and tourism was one of the most important economic activities internationally, ac... Read more

  • Viewpoint: The Future of Work

    MEDC | 10 JAN,2021

      Covid has forced an unexpected automation in the workplace. The rapid adoption of technology by both the public and the private sectors, will transform jobs, tasks, an... Read more

  • Redefining tax policies

    MEDC | 10 JAN,2021

      An unintended consequence of the pandemic could be its effect on redefining taxation policies worldwide. Social distancing will necessitate much more strategic technol... Read more

  • Restructuring the regulatory system

    MEDC | 10 JAN,2021

      Compared to much of the free world, the costs (both in terms of time and money) of doing business in India continue to remain prohibitive. The true spirit of Minimum G... Read more

  • A nascent recovery

    MEDC | 10 JAN,2021

      Most economic indicators seem to suggest that a recovery is underway, although whether it is sustainablecontinues to remain questionable. The Covid-induced lockdowns a... Read more

  • Viewpoint: 2020 - An Unforgettable Year

    MEDC | 03 JAN,2021

      2020 is a year none of us are likely to forget in a hurry. Covid was a true black swan event, one that disturbed the status quoto an unprecedented extent. In all fairn... Read more

  • Infusing technology in healthcare

    MEDC | 03 JAN,2021

      The government has relaxed regulations to allow telemedicine and e-pharmacy platforms offer doctor consultations to avoid overcrowding at hospitals. This is the first ... Read more

  • Inflation management

    MEDC | 03 JAN,2021

      Inflation remains India’s biggest economic enemy, and targeting it precisely should not be abandoned under any conditions by the RBI. An intellectual argument ha... Read more

  • A new economic strategy

    MEDC | 03 JAN,2021

      The year has ended on a sombre note. The pandemic has induced massive changes in economies worldwide. With private investment and consumption on a downward spiral, fis... Read more

  • Viewpoint: The Fintech Revolution

    MEDC | 27 DEC,2020

      Covid has brought about huge changes in how the financial sector operates. Public sector banks are facing increasing competition from their nimbler private sector coun... Read more

  • MSP isn't a panacea

    MEDC | 27 DEC,2020

      The ongoing farmers’ agitation is revolving around a guarantee of minimum support price (MSP), although the new farm laws are not related to MSP, and the governm... Read more

  • MSME's credit issues

    MEDC | 27 DEC,2020

      The credit supply shortage to MSMEs has been a cause of policy concern for a long time in India. The formal credit available to this sector is about Rs. 16 trillion as... Read more



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