inflation and interest rates

Record GST collections back World-bank’s 7.5-12.5% growth forecast for Indian economy

Bullish economic growth projections for the Indian economy will depend on financial sector risks, and the success of measures taken to curb the spread of Covid-19. Read more »
Kerala economy struggling under Covid-19 impact

Kerala economy: Time for soul searching on government size, welfare schemes

The new government that will take oath in May needs to put together a nuanced agenda for the Kerala economy based on broad political consensus. Read more »
IPEF and the global economy

Foreign Trade Policy: Protectionism without strong local industry may spell disaster

Restrictive foreign trade policy without domestic competence can be a restraint as observed in the post-Covid period when industries such as tyres and pharmaceuticals suffered. Read more »
President Biden's $1.9 trillion US stimulus package

$1.9 trillion US stimulus package to boost India growth, nudge inflation

A potential increase in country risk premia and pressure on domestic yields caused by the US stimulus could tighten domestic financial conditions. Read more »
GST collections soar

TechFins: Why India must stop their unregulated, untaxed run

Unregulated TechFins run by large technology firms such as Microsoft, Google, Huawei, Apple, Facebook, WhatsApp, Amazon, Alibaba, Flipkart, Airtel, and Reliance JIO can easily out-compete traditional financial services firms. Read more »
climate change and the record-breaking heatwave

India’s $5 trillion economy plan runs into Rs 7,14,000 crore climate change risk

There is a growing global demand for climate-friendly products that presents a huge opportunity for companies willing to invest in action against climate change. Read more »
Nirmala Sitharaman on Indian economy and Budget 2021

Indian economy needs skilling effort with industry involvement, says Nirmala Sitharaman

The interest of female labour force is at the heart of government policies -- the Labour Codes 2020 and the PLI scheme will help those sectors of Indian economy in which participation... Read more »
Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman at a post Budget 2021 interaction with IIA students

Govt will not crowd out private sector; Budget 2021 selloff target realistic, assures FM

We discourage the demand for AIIMS-like hospitals everywhere, instead Budget 2021 focuses on more primary healthcare centres as the first points of call: Finance minister. Read more »
fiscal consolidation via monetisation of land

Budget 2021: Monetisation of land key to fiscal consolidation, not spending cuts

Instead of cutting down spending amid an economic crisis to achieve fiscal consolidation, the government should raise funds through monetisation of land, and PSU disinvestment. Read more »
global economy facing recession

GST compensation: Centre transfers Rs 5,000 crore to states

An amount of Rs 95,000 crore has been released so far to the states and UTs with legislature to meet GST compensation shortfall, apart from an additional borrowing permission for Rs 1,06,830... Read more »