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The new coronavirus strain, first discovered in the central city of Wuhan, has caused alarm because of its connection to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), which killed nearly 650 people across mainland China and Hong Kong in 2002-2003. More

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  • The real estate sector will need government support to revive  May 06, 2021 09:30 AM IST

    The real estate sector will need government support to revive 

    The industry already has an unsold inventory of 7.05 lakh units, which would take four years for the developers to sell 

  • Will the second wave leave deeper scars on India's economy? Apr 26, 2021 09:11 AM IST

    Will the second wave leave deeper scars on India's economy?

     The IMF and several research papers have said it’s very likely that the pandemic will leave long-lasting scars on the economy 

  • What will be the impact of the COVID-19 second wave on the Indian markets? Apr 15, 2021 09:30 AM IST

    What will be the impact of the COVID-19 second wave on the Indian markets?

    While markets may be willing to look past the second wave’s economic short term economic effects, the bigger risk is investor bearishness for the EM grouping

  • Private sector needs to demolish vaccine hesitancy among employees and workers Apr 05, 2021 02:23 PM IST

    Private sector needs to demolish vaccine hesitancy among employees and workers

    Organisations understand the cost of another lockdown. It is showing up in their balance sheets. They can play a big role in avoiding a repeat 

  • Is it time to consign the Olympic Games to history Mar 28, 2021 09:16 AM IST

    Is it time to consign the Olympic Games to history

    The lack of transparency in the ballooning budgets for the Olympic Games, as well as the misallocation of this money to an extravaganza that ruins cities for local communities, is, unfortunately, a part of the legacy of what was once supposed to be an event to celebrate excellence and bring people together

  • Moneycontrol Pro Panorama | Oops!...AstraZeneca does it again Mar 24, 2021 02:34 PM IST

    Moneycontrol Pro Panorama | Oops!...AstraZeneca does it again

    In today’s edition of Moneycontrol Pro Panorama: talking Turkey about monetary policy, Barbeque Nation’s IPO, Pimco’s shyness to invest in Adani, a manufacturing renaissance, and more.

  • Medical crowd-funding and State’s failure to control healthcare costs Mar 18, 2021 03:10 PM IST

    Medical crowd-funding and State’s failure to control healthcare costs

    Indians are spending around Rs 3.4 lakh crore on healthcare from their savings. This is roughly 4.5 times higher than the budget allocations for the Government of India’s Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in 2021-22

  • PM Modi's vaccine diplomacy is an astute move helping India take leadership in the developing world Jan 25, 2021 02:36 PM IST

    PM Modi's vaccine diplomacy is an astute move helping India take leadership in the developing world

    This also helps us in balancing what China is doing quite effectively, in terms of supplying vaccines and medicines to some countries.

  • 25 days that changed the world: How COVID-19 slipped China’s grasp Dec 31, 2020 02:44 PM IST

    25 days that changed the world: How COVID-19 slipped China’s grasp

    China’s delayed initial response unleashed the virus on the world and foreshadowed battles between scientists and political leaders over transparency, public health and economics that would play out across continents

  • A booster shot for business and markets Dec 21, 2020 01:07 PM IST

    A booster shot for business and markets

    A successful vaccination programme with quick nationwide coverage is what the economy needs

  • Technology to transform health systems: What has the COVID-19 pandemic taught us? Dec 21, 2020 09:50 AM IST

    Technology to transform health systems: What has the COVID-19 pandemic taught us?

    Every country should rationally look at options to boost local manufacturing capacity for essential medical products and smaller nations can evaluate possibilities for maintaining strategic stockpiles.

  • Editorials of The Times: The Coronavirus vaccines were developed in record speed. Now, the hard part Dec 10, 2020 12:45 PM IST

    Editorials of The Times: The Coronavirus vaccines were developed in record speed. Now, the hard part

    A given vaccine’s success is not necessarily how well that vaccine works. It’s everything else: how quickly and strategically the vaccine is distributed, how well received it is and whether people continue to wear masks and maintain physical distancing

  • The Luxury E-Commerce Wars Heat Up Nov 30, 2020 12:54 PM IST

    The Luxury E-Commerce Wars Heat Up

    A supreme luxury e-commerce group is a compelling idea, but no one so far has been able to pull it off. Can that be about to change?

  • Will COVID-19 upend our notions of soft power? Nov 15, 2020 08:35 AM IST

    Will COVID-19 upend our notions of soft power?

    India’s rich and powerful have in the past always rushed to the US for treatment of serious diseases. Now they will think twice.

  • Back to office will mean re-engineering lunch Oct 11, 2020 08:29 AM IST

    Back to office will mean re-engineering lunch

    Milling around the counters of the office cafe while lazily exploring the menu is not happening any time soon.

  • Air travel woes: A time to reminisce about the lost romance of sea voyages Oct 04, 2020 04:32 PM IST

    Air travel woes: A time to reminisce about the lost romance of sea voyages

    As COVID-19 continues to keep international flyers from taking to the skies, it is a good time to reminisce about the world of international travel before jets compressed time and made distance immaterial.

  • India of our dreams, and of our nightmares Oct 02, 2020 09:42 AM IST

    India of our dreams, and of our nightmares

    The burden of societal injustices will weigh on the collective consciousness of the nation and become the dead weight that stifles India’s growth — both as a vibrant democracy and as a roaring economy

  • Is silver the new gold? Sep 08, 2020 11:19 AM IST

    Is silver the new gold?

    While gold has stolen the limelight, silver has been a silent performer

  • India's market size: A tool to be used to advantage Aug 30, 2020 04:47 PM IST

    India's market size: A tool to be used to advantage

    India's large domestic market presents a unique advantage to the country in the post-COVID-19 world where multilateralism has taken a backseat, and beneficial bilateral ties are the order of the day

  • Atmanirbhar Bharat after the economic reset Aug 22, 2020 03:59 PM IST

    Atmanirbhar Bharat after the economic reset

    While the central government has taken several steps to revive the economy, these initiatives addresses the supply side of the issue, more needs to be done to address the demand side of the problems

  • Coronavirus vaccine | History of trials does not offer too much comfort Aug 16, 2020 08:05 AM IST

    Coronavirus vaccine | History of trials does not offer too much comfort

    In the pharma industry, the gap between trials and eventual products is huge and there is a tragic history of drugs that have had to be culled just short of being put out in the market. Roughly 9 in 10 drugs and biologics that are tested in humans don’t even reach the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its approval even after Phase 3 testing

  • ‘Dharavi Model’ is the silver lining in Mumbai’s COVID-19 cloud Jul 03, 2020 12:39 PM IST

    ‘Dharavi Model’ is the silver lining in Mumbai’s COVID-19 cloud

    It’s worthwhile to unpack the strategies that succeeded in Dharavi as they not only reveal much about the settlement, but also hold lessons for rest of Mumbai, and indeed the rest of India

  • Is China facing a Xi Jinping-Li Keqiang rivalry amidst a job crisis? Jun 23, 2020 10:56 AM IST

    Is China facing a Xi Jinping-Li Keqiang rivalry amidst a job crisis?

    Xi Jinping would not want Li Keqiang, who has experience in tackling the 2009 H1N1 virus outbreak, to garner an image as the hero of the current COVID-19 crisis. This is why Xi’s allies are picking holes in Li’s call to revive the stall economy

  • Agriculture | Decentralised cold storages are a key to a self-reliant rural India Jun 17, 2020 11:57 AM IST

    Agriculture | Decentralised cold storages are a key to a self-reliant rural India

    Decentralised cold storage has the potential to create more jobs and livelihoods opportunities. It is still at a nascent stage in India and has tremendous growth potential

  • How COVID-19 gave online gaming a shot in the arm Jun 14, 2020 09:47 AM IST

    How COVID-19 gave online gaming a shot in the arm

    India was in line for emerging as a strong market for gaming, the COVID-19-induced lockdown just catalysed it

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