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  • India Inc hails Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s relief measures for the COVID-hit economy Jun 28, 2021 08:05 PM IST

    India Inc hails Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s relief measures for the COVID-hit economy

    Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced a slew of schemes to offer relief to the worst-hit sectors of the economy such as tourism and health.

  • A bit of déjà vu in RBI relief measures May 05, 2021 01:42 PM IST

    A bit of déjà vu in RBI relief measures

    Credit growth has been lukewarm; the steps announced today are unlikely to boost it

  • Paul Krugman writes: Pandemic rescue: It’s ‘And’ not ‘Or’ Jan 28, 2021 04:10 PM IST

    Paul Krugman writes: Pandemic rescue: It’s ‘And’ not ‘Or’

    Given the economic and political situation we’re in, stimulus checks are complementary to other emergency relief, not in competition with it

  • Many implementation blind spots in India’s COVID-19 relief package May 30, 2020 08:01 AM IST

    Many implementation blind spots in India’s COVID-19 relief package

    Some of the agri interventions announced by the government are reformative and deep. We need similar re-engineering in the dairy policy.

  • RBI does what it can. But will it be enough? May 22, 2020 12:38 PM IST

    RBI does what it can. But will it be enough?

    The central bank needs more support from the government

  • The sore point with the MSME credit guarantee scheme May 20, 2020 11:41 AM IST

    The sore point with the MSME credit guarantee scheme

    Borrowers who don’t have access to formal finance will be left high and dry.

  • Policy | A self-reliant India is where Modi and Nehru find common ground May 20, 2020 09:43 AM IST

    Policy | A self-reliant India is where Modi and Nehru find common ground

    It is because India’s culture and tradition speak of self-reliance, or being atma nirbhar, that both Jawaharlal Nehru and Narendra Modi are united in their views on how India should tackle a crisis

  • MSME prop — Act local but think global May 20, 2020 09:26 AM IST

    MSME prop — Act local but think global

    Self-reliance is praiseworthy as long as it helps in churning out products that compete with the best in the world

  • COVID-19 | Stimulus package falls short of meeting immediate concerns May 20, 2020 09:20 AM IST

    COVID-19 | Stimulus package falls short of meeting immediate concerns

    The package of Rs 20 lakh-crore covers an extensive range, but it falls short of meeting the concerns of the poor. The liquidity measures taken by the government were from the supply side; it needs a concrete fiscal stimulus to revive demand

  • 75 percent of stimulus package is liquidity boosts and guarantees for banks. Will lenders play ball? May 18, 2020 09:14 AM IST

    75 percent of stimulus package is liquidity boosts and guarantees for banks. Will lenders play ball?

    Banks’ reluctance to lend to sectors perceived as risky is unlikely to see a big change following the FM’s announcements

  • Stimulus package — Long on vision, short on mission May 18, 2020 08:47 AM IST

    Stimulus package — Long on vision, short on mission

    Focus on reforms and credit support betray the government’s inability to come out with quick fiscal steps to salvage the Covid-ravaged economy

  • COVID-19 | Liquidity package will ease stress, but hangover is too intense May 15, 2020 10:18 AM IST

    COVID-19 | Liquidity package will ease stress, but hangover is too intense

    Given the weak backdrop and a dire future outlook, the severity of the long duration COVID-19 shock raises serious concerns about lasting damage to output and productivity

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