Why RBI cannot ignore the food price dynamics while fixing rates

Tweaking of weights in inflation indices makes sense, given the policy objectives of RBI policy – price stability and economic growth. Read more »
GST council meeting

How the Centre-state row over GST compensation will play out

In case of a dispute between Centre and the states on the recommendations of the GST Council, a dispute resolution mechanism can be established. Read more »

RBI must pause rate cuts to anchor inflation expectations

Emerging markets need some kind of market-based capital flow management and macro-prudential measures as well as more exchange rate flexibility. Read more »

RBI may keep rates unchanged, but 25 bp cut desirable

It is surprising that the Reserve Bank of India stuck to a literal, narrow interpretation of its mandate and chose to focus on short-run inflation. Read more »
RBI interest rate mechanism

Interest rates: The case for a free hand to RBI, banks

Any agency other than the Reserve Bank of India and lenders interfering will adversely affect the systems already in place in the country’s financial sector. Read more »
government securities

Gilt-edged? Investing in government securities in the times of COVID-19

The returns offered by the government bonds are moderate, but they provide secure and safe asset quality for investors with low risk appetite. Read more »
A coal mine in India

GST Council meeting: A case for the abolition of the coal cess

The impact of the GST compensation cess on coal is not confined to the metal and energy sectors. Its ripple effect is felt on many other industries. Read more »
Modi government's agriculture reforms

New thinking: Agriculture reforms will release Indian farmer from shackles

The three pieces of legislation may provide farmers with a range of choices in the agri-business market place by unlocking opportunities for new investments. Read more »
Indian handloom worker

Majority of handloom workers earn less than Rs 5,000 per month, govt informs Parliament

About 26.2% of handloom workers earned between Rs 5,000 and Rs 10,000, Union textiles minister Smriti Zubin Irani informs Rajya Sabha. Read more »

Insolvency resolution: Why corporate MSMEs deserve special treatment

By Anubha Agarwal India’s gross domestic product had a great fall in the first quarter of 2020-21, pushing the economy into deep uncertainty. The sharp contraction of the economy made a huge... Read more »