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  • Is there a market upside to China’s COVID-19 lockdowns? Apr 13, 2022 08:40 AM IST

    Is there a market upside to China’s COVID-19 lockdowns?

    Policy makers have the ammunition to boost stocks as they counter an economic slowdown

  • Winner’s curse? Why Shanghai’s gentle COVID-19-zero policy failed Mar 29, 2022 10:58 AM IST

    Winner’s curse? Why Shanghai’s gentle COVID-19-zero policy failed

    While Beijing is known for imposing draconian 21-day quarantines on whole districts to deal with outbreaks, Shanghai took a more gentle and targeted approach

  • Thailand eases rules for tourists as global travel revives Mar 18, 2022 01:27 PM IST

    Thailand eases rules for tourists as global travel revives

    Starting April 1, foreign travelers will no longer be required to hold a Covid-free certificate issued within 72 hours of boarding a flight, but they will have to undergo an RT-PCR test on arrival and a self-administered antigen test on day five, according to Chote Trachu, permanent secretary of the Ministry Of Tourism and Sports.

  • How far is the economy above its pre-pandemic level? Jan 10, 2022 11:54 AM IST

    How far is the economy above its pre-pandemic level?

    The government’s GDP estimates for the second half of 2021-22 are 6.7 percent higher than for the same period of 2019-20

  • Is there an end in sight to supply chain disruption? Jan 10, 2022 09:07 AM IST

    Is there an end in sight to supply chain disruption?

    The prospect of a rerun of 2021’s supply chain problems fills companies with dread.

  • The Eastern Window: How China’s military used the pandemic to expand global footprint Jan 06, 2022 08:35 AM IST

    The Eastern Window: How China’s military used the pandemic to expand global footprint

    China provided medical assistance including vaccines to 56 countries through the hands of its soldiers allowing the People’s Liberation Army to become a powerful diplomatic force.

  • Will Omicron trigger another global economic downturn? Dec 17, 2021 01:32 PM IST

    Will Omicron trigger another global economic downturn?

    Prior to Omicron’s emergence, economists predicted a robust revival in contact-intensive service sectors such as leisure, travel and tourism. However, prospects of a broad-based demand revival do not look too certain given the current circumstances.

  • Moderna chief predicts existing vaccines will struggle with Omicron Nov 30, 2021 12:01 PM IST

    Moderna chief predicts existing vaccines will struggle with Omicron

    Stéphane Bancel foresees ‘material drop’ in effectiveness of current jabs against new variant

  • Auto component stocks shiver on fears of Omicron virus impact Nov 30, 2021 09:07 AM IST

    Auto component stocks shiver on fears of Omicron virus impact

    The stocks had run up by 70-80 per cent over a year. Hence, a drop in stock prices would make the risk-reward equation for investors more favourable

  • Covid course — Look ahead, don’t look back Nov 29, 2021 11:20 AM IST

    Covid course — Look ahead, don’t look back

    Government must scale up vaccination, take preventive steps to tackle omicron variant but, at the same time, ensure economic recovery is not compromised

  • COVID-19 Omicron Variant | Isolating countries will not stop virus. Increase testing and vaccinations Nov 29, 2021 10:23 AM IST

    COVID-19 Omicron Variant | Isolating countries will not stop virus. Increase testing and vaccinations

    If the COVID-19 Omicron variant strain is more transmissible than the Delta variant, there is no doubt that it will spread throughout the world, and become the most dominant strain. No amount of border closures or flight cancellations are going to prevent that

  • China turns inward: Xi Jinping, COP26 and the pandemic Nov 08, 2021 12:13 PM IST

    China turns inward: Xi Jinping, COP26 and the pandemic

    Responding to acute domestic pressures and hostility abroad, Beijing appears to be slowly decoupling from the west

  • COVID-19 | Are we nearing an endgame finally? Nov 03, 2021 03:15 PM IST

    COVID-19 | Are we nearing an endgame finally?

    Till a time when there is significant disease transmission in populations, there is always a risk of a more infectious mutant emerging

  • Merck’s COVID-19 drug can be a game-changer Oct 06, 2021 08:49 AM IST

    Merck’s COVID-19 drug can be a game-changer

    Merck already has arrangements with eight Indian pharma companies to manufacture the drug and undoubtedly, all efforts will be made to make it more affordable than currently indicated

  • A shift from ABCD to 3Ts may solve Kerala’s COVID-19 puzzle Aug 06, 2021 09:20 AM IST

    A shift from ABCD to 3Ts may solve Kerala’s COVID-19 puzzle

    Kerala can't afford to remain locked down for months on end, a move that can devastate the local economy and livelihoods. The containment strategy should decisively shift towards 3Ts — Test, Trace, Treat — from the current ABCD approach of community surveillance

  • Pandemic highlights desperate need for real Discom reforms Aug 06, 2021 08:55 AM IST

    Pandemic highlights desperate need for real Discom reforms

    It is also imperative to raise power tariffs to reflect costs and to end cross-subsidies

  • Kerala’s COVID-19 management is a model for other states, here's why Aug 05, 2021 10:20 AM IST

    Kerala’s COVID-19 management is a model for other states, here's why

    Kerala’s handling of COVID-19 has shortcomings, but it is designed to manage the disease, not the public outcry against mismanagement. If other states manage as well, tens of thousands more Indians would live

  • Pandemic fuels broadest global house price boom in two decades Aug 02, 2021 11:39 AM IST

    Pandemic fuels broadest global house price boom in two decades

    Average house prices across the OECD are growing faster than incomes, making housing less affordable. They are also rising faster than rents

  • What India needs to do to save travel and tourism Aug 02, 2021 10:41 AM IST

    What India needs to do to save travel and tourism

    Enable travel in a predictable and hassle-free manner. A national committee with the Ministries of Tourism, Civil Aviation and Health along with representatives from the states and industry should be set up to prescribe and harmonise travel restrictions across India

  • COVID-19 impact | How technology can help fight physician burnout Jul 21, 2021 10:23 AM IST

    COVID-19 impact | How technology can help fight physician burnout

    The prolonged COVID-19 pandemic and the continuous stress on physicians has brought the spotlight on burnout among medical professionals. Going ahead, technology can play a great role in reducing this load on healthcare professionals and increase the quality of healthcare

  • COVID-19: When 21 members of joint family in rural Maharashtra fell ill Jul 08, 2021 08:24 PM IST

    COVID-19: When 21 members of joint family in rural Maharashtra fell ill

    With love, care and timely medical intervention, 21 members of a joint family living together in Mandavgan Farata, Pune, recovered from the coronavirus.

  • COVID care should be one-point GST meet agenda May 19, 2021 09:49 AM IST

    COVID care should be one-point GST meet agenda

    GST Council meeting next week must chalk out COVID relief measures and ensure states have enough resources to fight the pandemic.

  • Pandemic no longer seen as big risk to global markets: Bank of America global fund manager survey May 19, 2021 07:57 AM IST

    Pandemic no longer seen as big risk to global markets: Bank of America global fund manager survey

    Inflation is now believed to be top risk and optimism on commodities is near all-time highs.

  • Is this the right time to board GoAir? May 17, 2021 10:01 AM IST

    Is this the right time to board GoAir?

    The airline is in a desperate situation if it is not even able to pay for its fuel. Its numbers don’t inspire confidence

  • The war against COVID is on. This is how we can finance it May 17, 2021 08:28 AM IST

    The war against COVID is on. This is how we can finance it

    How the British financed World War 1 could provide clues on how to fund the war against the pandemic in India 

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