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  • What Indian investors can take away from the Berkshire Hathaway annual meet May 04, 2021 09:03 AM IST

    What Indian investors can take away from the Berkshire Hathaway annual meet

    The gems of wisdom from Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger range from investing to the economy to cryptocurrencies

  • Cricket and COVID-19 | Suspending IPL is a hare-brained idea Apr 26, 2021 01:59 PM IST

    Cricket and COVID-19 | Suspending IPL is a hare-brained idea

    Calculated risks need to be taken to further open the economy. The Indian Premier League, in that sense, is an example of how big ticket sporting events can be held in the ‘new normal’, for the foreseeable future 

  • Despite new infections, flash PMIs show economic conditions improving in US, UK and Eurozone Mar 25, 2021 10:29 AM IST

    Despite new infections, flash PMIs show economic conditions improving in US, UK and Eurozone

    Supply disruptions have led to higher input prices and inflation

  • As Turkey goes cuckoo, lessons in monetary policy for India Mar 24, 2021 12:58 PM IST

    As Turkey goes cuckoo, lessons in monetary policy for India

    The lesson of respecting central bank independence becomes all the more important when we remember that Turkey and India are both members of the ‘Fragile Five.’

  • Manufacturing renaissance or premature deindustrialisation? Mar 24, 2021 10:05 AM IST

    Manufacturing renaissance or premature deindustrialisation?

    A new research paper from UN university, titled ‘A manufacturing renaissance? Industrialization trends in the developing world’ offers reasons for hope

  • A shrinking middle class can cloud growth prospects Mar 24, 2021 09:31 AM IST

    A shrinking middle class can cloud growth prospects

    The Pew report is yet another pointer to the rising income equality in the country and a wake-up call for the government to address lacunae that hurt the purchasing power of the masses.

  • Fifty years ago too India had a robust gig economy Mar 21, 2021 09:03 AM IST

    Fifty years ago too India had a robust gig economy

    Fifty years ago, India’s GDP was barely $70 billion. Today, just the gig economy is estimated to be around $250 billion and expected to grow to $455 billion by 2023

  • The biggest lesson of GameStop Feb 08, 2021 11:19 AM IST

    The biggest lesson of GameStop

    An economy in which individual fortunes are so closely tied to the health of the stock market rather than income growth is fragile

  • Budget 2021 | ‘Fiscal stimulus’ should be clearly linked to the growth trajectory Feb 01, 2021 08:35 PM IST

    Budget 2021 | ‘Fiscal stimulus’ should be clearly linked to the growth trajectory

    While the current deviation from the rule-based fiscal framework was necessitated by the severity of the economic shock, it is necessary to monitor and manage it in a transparent fashion.

  • EPFO should have a cautious approach towards equity Jan 22, 2021 11:58 AM IST

    EPFO should have a cautious approach towards equity

    Given the long-term outlook, investing only in debt instruments may not help to beat cost inflation. The added exposure to equity through ETFs may provide the additional boost to generate higher rate of returns subject to market risk

  • Post-pandemic how will our world celebrate? Dec 27, 2020 01:47 PM IST

    Post-pandemic how will our world celebrate?

    The spritzy impulse towards openness, freedom and self-will has never let any age down and it is the pleasure centres of the brain that have ultimately led the trajectory of civilization.

  • Amazon-Future case | Government needs to enforce FDI rules in substance rather than form Dec 23, 2020 12:42 PM IST

    Amazon-Future case | Government needs to enforce FDI rules in substance rather than form

    Delhi High Court finds that Amazon’s deals with Future Group amounts to control of Future Retail and violates FDI laws.

  • Four policy measures that will support the growth recovery Dec 23, 2020 08:28 AM IST

    Four policy measures that will support the growth recovery

    Directed sectoral support, sustained government spending, bad asset resolution and accommodative monetary policy are needed to sustain the recovery.

  • Why there is popular support for farm laws Dec 21, 2020 01:27 PM IST

    Why there is popular support for farm laws

    A News18 poll shows that majority of respondents support reforms, believe that a repeal of farm laws is uncalled for and that farmers should compromise.

  • 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

  • How to read India's comeback into the US Treasury's currency manipulator watch list Dec 21, 2020 11:15 AM IST

    How to read India's comeback into the US Treasury's currency manipulator watch list

    The watch list tag will only change RBI’s forex stance at the margin. Still, it may keep RBI somewhat guarded on aggressive forex intervention if capital flows continue to flood Indian shores, and thus could be mildly positive for the rupee.

  • MPC minutes show unease over persistence of excess liquidity Dec 21, 2020 09:58 AM IST

    MPC minutes show unease over persistence of excess liquidity

    Some MPC members have started to discuss the pernicious effects of too much liquidity and its effect on inflation.

  • 2020: The K-shaped year Dec 21, 2020 08:56 AM IST

    2020: The K-shaped year

    The coronavirus pandemic has brought into focus the duality and contradictions in the system

  • Interview | COVID-19 is an inflection point for Dabur, says CEO Mohit Malhotra     Nov 23, 2020 09:01 AM IST

    Interview | COVID-19 is an inflection point for Dabur, says CEO Mohit Malhotra    

    A strategic transformation coupled with strong tailwinds in the healthcare segment helped Dabur turn the tide in the September quarter, says its CEO

  • 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.

  • Despite economic distress, central government spending lower than last year in first half Oct 30, 2020 11:18 AM IST

    Despite economic distress, central government spending lower than last year in first half

    Central government expenditure in the first half of 2020-21 was 99 percent of spending in same period of the last fiscal year.

  • Interview | Markets are expensive at valuations higher than 20-year average, says Sanjeev Prasad of Kotak Oct 19, 2020 08:21 AM IST

    Interview | Markets are expensive at valuations higher than 20-year average, says Sanjeev Prasad of Kotak

    There have been some positive developments in a few companies, but that alone does not justify the sharp re-rating in multiples, says MD of Kotak Institutional Securities

  • Policies clear environment, impart confidence to push recovery Oct 15, 2020 12:40 PM IST

    Policies clear environment, impart confidence to push recovery

    Certainty on interest rate path by RBI and clarity that the government will not risk more borrowing than committed are immensely helpful

  • 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

  • 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

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