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  • Budget 2023: Telecom sector seeks policies to support capex Jan 30, 2023 06:32 PM IST

    Budget 2023: Telecom sector seeks policies to support capex

    Telecom is a capital-intensive sector and to meet the ever-growing demands of the economy, continuous upgradation in technology and expansion of the network is necessary. With the sector gearing up for a nationwide commercial deployment of 5G, there arises a need to address the liquidity crunch faced by the telecom service providers

  • Budget 2023 must focus on designing an optimal tax system for India@100 Jan 30, 2023 05:45 PM IST

    Budget 2023 must focus on designing an optimal tax system for India@100

    India has used tax incentive policies to attract FDI and investment in infrastructure development for several decades. As the FM prepares to present Budget 2023, should she opt for lower tax rates or continue with tax incentives?

  • Budget 2023: Loosen purse strings for MGNREGA. It aids in climate change adaptation  Jan 30, 2023 03:52 PM IST

    Budget 2023: Loosen purse strings for MGNREGA. It aids in climate change adaptation 

    Extreme weather events are now a daily phenomenon and causing rampant destruction. So why are climate adaptation funds dwindling?

  • Half-baked truths in Kerala governor's public address Jan 30, 2023 12:12 PM IST

    Half-baked truths in Kerala governor's public address

    The public address sounded like a manifesto of the ruling LDF government. It was repetitive and didn't have ideas on a way forward

  • Budget Snapshots: Rural sentiment perks up, but consumption yet to recover Jan 30, 2023 11:59 AM IST

    Budget Snapshots: Rural sentiment perks up, but consumption yet to recover

    FMCG data show rural demand continues to underperform urban demand

  • Past Economic Surveys put it best: Private investment is India’s best growth mantra Jan 30, 2023 11:32 AM IST

    Past Economic Surveys put it best: Private investment is India’s best growth mantra

    Despite the challenging global economy and next year’s general elections, Economic Survey must prod government to open up further

  • The world is not ready for the long grind to come Jan 30, 2023 11:05 AM IST

    The world is not ready for the long grind to come

    Demographic changes and deglobalisation will keep inflation higher than policymakers were used to pre-pandemic

  • Budget 2023: Transportation sector to see focus on execution, Gati Shakti and monetisation Jan 30, 2023 10:42 AM IST

    Budget 2023: Transportation sector to see focus on execution, Gati Shakti and monetisation

    Given the government’s continued focus on growth, we expect the capex investment trend to continue in 2023, and probably be higher than last year’s investment

  • Budget 2023 needs to play the hard ball on fertiliser subsidy Jan 30, 2023 10:20 AM IST

    Budget 2023 needs to play the hard ball on fertiliser subsidy

    In a business-as-usual scenario, there won’t be any respite from a high fertiliser subsidy. Things could change if the Modi government plays the hard ball in Budget 2023 by going for measures such as urea decontrol and direct benefit transfer (DBT) or a significant increase in maximum retail price

  • A better anti-coronavirus vaccine needed to prevent transmission and long COVID Jan 30, 2023 09:59 AM IST

    A better anti-coronavirus vaccine needed to prevent transmission and long COVID

    A treatment that's more effective would be a huge advance. It’s time to put real resources into developing vaccines that offer longer-term protection

  • ChatGPT will find its students. Key for teachers is assessing the good and bad of learning from AI Jan 30, 2023 09:42 AM IST

    ChatGPT will find its students. Key for teachers is assessing the good and bad of learning from AI

    The education system is in great tumult over the frightful ease of using ChatGPT to find answers and turn in assignments. Kneejerk bans won’t work. Let’s watch and understand AI’s impact on students and learning

  • The Eastern Window: China’s border aggression presents a tactical challenge Jan 30, 2023 09:27 AM IST

    The Eastern Window: China’s border aggression presents a tactical challenge

    Recent revelations about a possible loss of patrolling points on the Ladakh border to Chinese forces have put the government in a tight spot. The government may not wish to discuss it, particularly with the coming elections next year. But it must internally take measures to overcome any tactical weakness and try to persuade the Chinese to return the areas

  • Budget 2023: What the fintech space expects from the FM Jan 30, 2023 09:26 AM IST

    Budget 2023: What the fintech space expects from the FM

    A combination of incentives and tax breaks and clarity on rules will help unleash the animal spirits of India’s start up entrepreneurs

  • Startup Street: Startups no different from run-of-the-mill businesses   Jan 30, 2023 09:12 AM IST

    Startup Street: Startups no different from run-of-the-mill businesses  

    Startups have spurred innovation. But once the firm climbs onto the investment treadmill, it inevitably reaches a situation where it exists only to get to its next round 

  • Budget 2023:  Higher allocations needed to achieve India’s healthcare goals  Jan 30, 2023 09:10 AM IST

    Budget 2023:  Higher allocations needed to achieve India’s healthcare goals 

    Also, the healthcare industry needs measures to improve ease of doing business to remove deterrents for investments and financing.

  • No need to panic in the market Jan 30, 2023 08:43 AM IST

    No need to panic in the market

    Fears about systemic risk are groundless 

  • What Budget 2023 can do to strengthen the fintech sector Jan 27, 2023 07:28 PM IST

    What Budget 2023 can do to strengthen the fintech sector

    Support from the Union Budget 2023 will not only help strengthen the digital finance and banking infrastructure but also provide a seamless linkage for Indian tech and fintech companies with their global counterparts

  • The Reading List: January 27, 2023 Jan 27, 2023 06:05 PM IST

    The Reading List: January 27, 2023

    A selection of articles and social media gems from the world of economy, business and finance, curated by our research and opinion teams

  • Royalty payments to group companies needs stronger regulation to balance shareholder interests Jan 27, 2023 05:59 PM IST

    Royalty payments to group companies needs stronger regulation to balance shareholder interests

    Royalties are necessary but the present regulatory regime rely heavily on independent directors who aren’t sufficiently empowered to protect outside shareholders

  • Net zero and the energy transition are impossible without carbon removal Jan 27, 2023 05:23 PM IST

    Net zero and the energy transition are impossible without carbon removal

    With the right approach to technologies; the right policies, renewables and carbon removal projects we can perhaps, one day, reach beyond net zero

  • US GDP and jobs data show the stock market bears are still early Jan 27, 2023 04:48 PM IST

    US GDP and jobs data show the stock market bears are still early

    A lively start to January and the latest spate of economic data show the perils in turning negative on equities too soon

  • RERA starts unravelling as key fixes in law are neglected Jan 27, 2023 04:29 PM IST

    RERA starts unravelling as key fixes in law are neglected

    On February 7, a two-judge panel will rule on whether the Odisha RERA was at fault for not ruling on issues it did not have the power to execute. Many RERA conclaves have raised this issue, which, if not addressed, can dilute a law that had the potential to transform the real estate industry

  • Do the export curbs really help in containing food inflation? Jan 27, 2023 04:12 PM IST

    Do the export curbs really help in containing food inflation?

    Export curbs work neither in the short run nor in the long run even if one ignores their adverse implications for foreign buyers who depend on India to supply essential food items such as wheat or rice

  • India, Cuba bonds to deepen as the two nations steer G20 & G77+China Jan 27, 2023 01:03 PM IST

    India, Cuba bonds to deepen as the two nations steer G20 & G77+China

    Cuba has assumed the presidency of G77 for the first time. Havana is certain to seek New Delhi’s guidance for itself: therefore, the possibility of a quid pro quo exists on their respective back channels regarding the SCO and the G77, calling for greater engagement between Cuba and India this year

  • The end of Chinese lockdowns and the reopening of trade Jan 27, 2023 12:48 PM IST

    The end of Chinese lockdowns and the reopening of trade

    Risks of disruption to ports and shipping are outweighed by a boost to global demand