West looks to counter China with BRI rival

The G7 Summit last week flagged off Partnership for Global Infrastructure and Investment, a $600 billion plan to counter China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). Read more »

Weak rupee will have a cascading effect on the economy

The flight of capital to safe haven assets will see the rupee fall further, leading to a full-blown crisis for the Indian economy. Read more »
RBI report

PSU bank privatisation: Will the government bite the bullet?

The Union government plans to introduce a bill in monsoon session of Parliament to facilitate stake dilution and privatisation of public sector banks (PSU Banks). Read more »
Metal prices

Crash in metal prices foretells big economic crisis

A slump in metal prices simply means that businesses closely related with the industry such as home appliances, automobiles and construction have taken a hit. Read more »

PMGKAY: India may withdraw its free food scheme

The BJP-led Union government may find it difficult to withdraw PMGKAY as a significant section of India’s population still suffers from hunger. Read more »

Climate change: India faces credit downgrades for slow global warming steps

Inability to take effective steps to mitigate climate change will lead to higher borrowing costs, impacting the financial position of several emerging economies. Read more »
single-use plastic ban

Single-use plastics: India may struggle to implement ban

Several states tried to ban single-use plastics, but the results were far from encouraging because of industry pushback. Read more »
global recession threat looms large

Global recession fears intensify after US Fed’s bold rate hike

The looming global recession may be far more serious than anything the world has witnessed since the Great Depression, and could last more than 12 months. Read more »
WTO Ministerial Conference 2022, Geneva

WTO Ministerial 2022: All eyes on India as digital economy faces threat

At the WTO ministerial conference in Geneva, India has vowed to oppose the continuation of a moratorium on duties on cross-border electronic transmissions that has been in place since 1998. Read more »
tobacco regulation and harm reduction

Tobacco regulation debate puts consumer on the centre stage

Speakers at a Policy Circle seminar on tobacco regulation rooted for holistic solutions, wider consumer choices. Read more »