RBI rate cut

RBI will resume rate cut spree sooner than later

Economists have warned a repeat of 2010 when the RBI's targeting of CPI inflation led to an industrial slowdown. They say WPI is more relevant for the industry. Read more »
All Inclusive Economic Development offers a better measurement of economic progress.

All Inclusive Economic Development: The GDP alternative offers a better measure of progress

Gross domestic product is a narrow and an inadequate metric to capture the holistic and true value of health investment, leading to economic wellbeing. Read more »

RBI policy must focus on financial system stability

In the transition from lockdown to normalcy, there will be logistics problems, supply chain disruptions and market fragmentation that need to be tackled. Read more »
The Reserve Bank of India

RBI must support government spending to kick-start growth

The Reserve Bank of India should pause rate cuts, must signal that it continues on the accommodative path and still has space for future cuts in policy rates. Read more »
economic growth after covid-19

Inflation focus must end: RBI should cut rates by 100 bps

There are enough reasons to be optimistic – the economy had a good rabi crop, the monsoon has been good and the kharif crop is also expected to be good. Read more »
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RBI policy: A 25 basis point cut in policy rates feasible, desirable

A sharper cut in the policy rates by RBI would have been possible in August review, but for high inflation rate in the first three months of the current year. Read more »
The population of India stands at 138 crore

World Population Day: India needs a comprehensive population policy

Population growth will be driven by multiple factors such as child mortality, education among women, urbanisation, and access to reproductive healthcare. Read more »
economic growth after covid-19

The Big Red Arrow Pointing Up: How indices fail to explain Covid-induced recession

Underwear Index, the Confident Consumer, and the Stairway to Heaven: Governments and businesses are rendered clueless by the demise of old templates. Read more »
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Easy money: Policy rates need further cuts to encourage banks to lend more

The repo rate and the reverse repo rate can be cut further following the global trends as inflation is no longer a threat to the economy and businesses. Read more »
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Tourism key to India’s post-Covid revival

The economy has been stalled by the coronavirus pandemic and the lockdown. Tourism industry can help fast recovery by generating income and jobs. Read more »