bullion gold silver

Bullion index futures offer hedging opportunity, but margin, settlement risks linger

The exposure and impact would be huge if the underlying index declines as it is in the derivative segment. Read more »
GST compensation cess

GST compensation: Centre will borrow to meet shortfall

The proposed borrowing will not reflect on the Union Budget, but will appear as capital receipts in state budgets. Read more »
IMF world economic outlook

Covid-19 will cause sharp fall in living standards, warns IMF

IMF says the Indian economy will fall by 10.3% in the current financial year, compared with 4.5% contraction predicted in June. Read more »
India mobile phone industry

India’s mobile manufacturing sector charts a success story

There is an urgent need to reduce the dependence of the mobile manufacturing sector on foreign parts and technology to help it grow further. 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 »
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 »
manvsnature

Humans cannot win the war against nature

The nature is rebelling against exploitation by human beings through wild fires, tsunamis, hurricanes, massive floods, and now with the dreaded coronavirus. Read more »