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  • 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

  • Re-orienting from profits and cash flows to revenues Aug 25, 2020 08:53 AM IST

    Re-orienting from profits and cash flows to revenues

    Once the economy broadly opens up, the governments’ agenda should also include restoring top line of different economic agents

  • 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

  • Right time for a national urban livelihood guarantee scheme Aug 20, 2020 08:57 AM IST

    Right time for a national urban livelihood guarantee scheme

    Successive governments have continued to overlook the vulnerability of India’s informal urban workforce and the situation this workforce finds itself in. The current crisis, however, presents an opportunity to modernise India’s social safety net

  • A relief and recovery blueprint for India’s economy Jul 13, 2020 10:17 AM IST

    A relief and recovery blueprint for India’s economy

    The pace, nature and extent of economic transformation has to now step up many notches, and this requires an execution team well beyond a well-functioning bureaucracy

  • Why the wave against expats in West Asia is a distant threat Jul 10, 2020 01:50 PM IST

    Why the wave against expats in West Asia is a distant threat

    Kuwait’s desire to cut excessive reliance on foreign workers is as old as the hills. Whenever these objectives have come face-to-face with the realities of Kuwait’s job market, which is skewed in favour of expatriates, these proposals have fallen by the wayside

  • What Indian public sector units must do to remain meaningful Jul 10, 2020 09:51 AM IST

    What Indian public sector units must do to remain meaningful

    Public sector capital expenditure remains a major tool in the hands of the government to propel the economy forward

  • How can the BMC help Mumbai recover? Jul 09, 2020 08:43 AM IST

    How can the BMC help Mumbai recover?

    COVID-19 has taught us that raising revenues from sustainable sources, reinforcing financial literacy, autonomy of local administrations, and revising the current approach in planning expenditure are essential for good urban governance

  • Kuwait’s expat quota bill a big blow to Kerala’s remittances Jul 08, 2020 02:20 PM IST

    Kuwait’s expat quota bill a big blow to Kerala’s remittances

    Depending on when the expats are asked to leave the country, Kerala’s remittances economy could see a shrinkage of up to $4 billion — about 25 percent of its total inward remittances

  • Turbulence in Hong Kong could open a window of opportunity for India Jul 08, 2020 09:23 AM IST

    Turbulence in Hong Kong could open a window of opportunity for India

    India must grab this opportunity to become a successful ‘trade diversion’ market for rerouting trade from Hong Kong to the United Kingdom

  • From economic forecasting to economic nowcasting Jul 07, 2020 09:39 AM IST

    From economic forecasting to economic nowcasting

    Making long-term economic forecasts will not cease, but could nowcasting real time macroeconomic aggregates be the new norm?

  • The BIS says the recovery will be a U or a W, not a V Jul 06, 2020 08:50 AM IST

    The BIS says the recovery will be a U or a W, not a V

    The conservative bankers’ bank says that the future economic landscape could look like the one that materialised after the Second World War

  • How COVID-19 has changed Kerala’s NRIs from white knights to bête noires Jul 04, 2020 11:05 AM IST

    How COVID-19 has changed Kerala’s NRIs from white knights to bête noires

    Is there an underlying political calculus to the Left government’s actions that explains its hostile attitude towards expatriates returning, or trying to return, to Kerala?

  • The other side of fiscal deficits Jun 30, 2020 08:47 AM IST

    The other side of fiscal deficits

    A continued and substantial general fiscal deficit is required to satisfy the domestic private sector’s desire for financial security

  • MSME Day | With right policies, 2021 can see an MSME boom in India Jun 26, 2020 11:34 AM IST

    MSME Day | With right policies, 2021 can see an MSME boom in India

    Cut the regulatory cholesterol of complex laws and cumbersome paperwork — this will help small businesses focus their resources and energies towards efficiency and higher productivity

  • A hawkish opposition to Chinese imports is ill-founded Jun 26, 2020 10:53 AM IST

    A hawkish opposition to Chinese imports is ill-founded

    The impact of an India boycott on the Chinese economy is insignificant; while for India, such a boycott means a losing game

  • The case for a unique business identifier for Indian MSMEs Jun 26, 2020 10:17 AM IST

    The case for a unique business identifier for Indian MSMEs

    Solving the identity problem is necessary to enable a shift away from a survival mindset and towards a growth mindset

  • Parle-G’s success shows in tough times consumers choose comfort foods Jun 25, 2020 11:16 AM IST

    Parle-G’s success shows in tough times consumers choose comfort foods

    Parle-G wears many shirts, from being a gauge of the economic slowdown to beating hunger. What this means for its maker.

  • A trade war with China would hurt India more Jun 25, 2020 11:05 AM IST

    A trade war with China would hurt India more

    Given the size and nature of trade, waging a trade war against China by boycotting its goods to avenge a border dispute is an idea that would likely hurt Indian interests far more than Chinese

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