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The sudden battle against coronavirus

Editorial | Updated on January 27, 2020 Published on January 27, 2020 A SARS-like disease has paralysed China and transmitted ... Read More

Wooing debt FPIs via voluntary retention route

Editorial | Updated on January 26, 2020 Published on January 26, 2020 This is unlikely to attract sizeable FPI flows ... Read More

India, through its khana

Editorial | Updated on January 24, 2020 Published on January 24, 2020 Notes on how IRCTC was made to eat ... Read More

A Budget for markets

Editorial | Updated on January 23, 2020 Published on January 23, 2020 While equity markets are on a sound footing, ... Read More

Supreme Court burdened with the onerous task of judging on the CAA’s c...

Editorial | Updated on January 22, 2020 Published on January 22, 2020 The question is whether Parliament should be regarded ... Read More

Domestic gas price should be market-linked to spur output

Editorial | Updated on January 21, 2020 Published on January 21, 2020 It is also essential to encourage investments in ... Read More

The e-commerce bogey

Editorial | Updated on January 20, 2020 Published on January 20, 2020 Misgivings about large online retailers like Amazon driving ... Read More

SEBI’s right investment advisory

Editorial | Updated on January 19, 2020 Published on January 19, 2020 SEBI’s proposal of client-level segregation of advisory and ... Read More

India needs to invest more on education

Editorial | Updated on January 17, 2020 Published on January 17, 2020 As the learning abilities of children are alarmingly ... Read More

A more rational tax classification of vehicles can drive up auto sales

Editorial | Updated on January 16, 2020 Published on January 16, 2020 Speedy introduction of a scrappage policy will also ... Read More

Reviving public sector banks isn’t over with capital infusion

Editorial | Updated on January 14, 2020 Published on January 14, 2020 The even more critical task of initiating ownership ... Read More

Time to review the growth model of food processing sector

Editorial | Updated on January 13, 2020 Published on January 13, 2020 The growth of the industry needs to translate ... Read More

Govt should reconsider its stance towards anti-CAA protesters

Editorial | Updated on January 12, 2020 Published on January 12, 2020 The suspension of Internet services across the country, ... Read More

Urban co-op banks need more supervision than regulation

Editorial | Updated on January 10, 2020 Published on January 10, 2020 RBI’s efforts at tightening regulations at UCBs will ... Read More

Ease of mining coal needs to be accompanied by regulatory overhaul

Editorial | Updated on January 09, 2020 Published on January 09, 2020 To invite investor interest in coal, a regulator ... Read More

The Centre must repair the stalling economy fast

Editorial | Updated on January 08, 2020 Published on January 08, 2020 So far, the focus has been on restarting ... Read More

Shameful deaths: India’s health system stands exposed

Editorial | Updated on January 07, 2020 Published on January 07, 2020 A staggering number of children have died in ... Read More

As US-Iran tensions rise, what must be India’s gameplan?

Editorial | Updated on January 06, 2020 Published on January 06, 2020 India needs to keep a watch on financial ... Read More

Rating agencies’ ineffectual functioning must be reformed

Editorial | Updated on January 05, 2020 Published on January 05, 2020 Strict regulation, deterrent punishments and a fundamental change ... Read More

Trouble on the tourism front

Editorial | Updated on January 03, 2020 Published on January 03, 2020 India needs to work on its external image ... Read More

Fog disruptions: Air passengers continue to bear the brunt of ineffect...

Editorial | Updated on January 02, 2020 Published on January 02, 2020 Airlines are not investing adequately in getting their ... Read More

Issues in the Centre’s infrastructure push

Editorial | Updated on January 01, 2020 Published on January 01, 2020 The National Infrastructure Pipeline plan has its positives, ... Read More

It’s time for a market refresh

Editorial | Updated on December 31, 2019 Published on December 31, 2019 Broad-basing investor interest beyond the top 150-200 stocks ... Read More

TRAI should reject COAI’s demand of floor price for data services

Editorial | Updated on December 30, 2019 Published on December 30, 2019 Fixing a minimum price is not only anti-consumer ... Read More

Wheat stocks at 7-year high point to complex food logistics problems

Editorial | Updated on December 29, 2019 Published on December 29, 2019 This spurt in stocks is on account of ... Read More

The govt must stop resorting to Internet shutdowns

Editorial | Updated on December 27, 2019 Published on December 27, 2019 They are unbecoming of a democracy, entail a ... Read More

RBI’s ‘Trend and Progress’ report flags financial stress points

Editorial | Updated on December 26, 2019 Published on December 26, 2019 While demand for credit has dampened, a lending ... Read More

Indian Railways must be revamped carefully

Editorial | Updated on December 25, 2019 Published on December 25, 2019 Managerial reforms are needed, but positives shouldn’t be ... Read More

Operation Twist’s success may only be temporary

Editorial | Updated on December 24, 2019 Published on December 24, 2019 In trying to flatten the yield curve by ... Read More

The Centre must re-think spectrum reserve prices

Editorial | Updated on December 23, 2019 Published on December 23, 2019 An expensive auction could jeopardise India’s digital transformation ... Read More

Attaining Budget revenue targets is difficult in a slowing economy

Editorial | Updated on December 22, 2019 Published on December 22, 2019 Options such as hiking GST rates or trying ... Read More

India Inc’s clamour for another tax rate cut isn’t justified

Editorial | Updated on December 20, 2019 Published on December 20, 2019 Seeking another rate-cut — even staggered over three ... Read More

Trump’s impeachment is a tribute to the robustness of American democra...

Editorial | Updated on December 19, 2019 Published on December 19, 2019 Trump has put pressure on every department and ... Read More

The proposed IBC amendments will address some of the gaps in the resol...

Editorial | Updated on December 18, 2019 Published on December 18, 2019 While the amendments will help ring-fence buyers, aspects ... Read More

The UN climate ministerial has failed to live up to civil society expe...

Editorial | Updated on December 17, 2019 Published on December 17, 2019 The two principal mechanisms that were supposed to ... Read More

Time to resolve student loan stress

Editorial | Updated on December 16, 2019 Published on December 16, 2019 The cost of higher education must be realigned ... Read More

ARCs must be strengthened if they are to be effective

Editorial | Updated on December 15, 2019 Published on December 15, 2019 Despite numerous regulatory interventions and growing evidence of ... Read More

Boris Johnson swept the election; but Brexit may prove a tougher task

Editorial | Updated on December 13, 2019 Published on December 13, 2019 The central message of the election result was ... Read More

Falling inflows into mutual funds warrant concern

Editorial | Updated on December 12, 2019 Published on December 12, 2019 If mutual funds reduce their investments in stocks ... Read More

Personal Data Protection Bill doesn’t curb state surveillance

Editorial | Updated on December 11, 2019 Published on December 11, 2019 The biggest concern in the latest draft is ... Read More

Anonymous whistleblowers may not always be ill-intentioned

Editorial | Updated on December 10, 2019 Published on December 10, 2019 The MCX case highlights the dangers of frivolous ... Read More

Delhi fire tragedy: A tale of failed regulation and chaotic urbanisati...

Editorial | Updated on December 09, 2019 Published on December 09, 2019 The political economy encourages vast, largely unregulated industrial ... Read More

Urgent steps required to improve Railways’ finances

Editorial | Updated on December 08, 2019 Published on December 08, 2019 Railways’ inability to even incrementally raise passenger fares ... Read More

MPC could have opted for a rate cut

Editorial | Updated on December 05, 2019 Published on December 05, 2019 Given the dismal growth numbers, there is little ... Read More

The divisive Citizenship (Amendment) Bill

Editorial | Updated on December 04, 2019 Published on December 04, 2019 The Centre should focus on the economy and ... Read More

Sticking to fiscal deficit target at the expense of growth may be coun...

Editorial | Updated on December 03, 2019 Published on December 03, 2019 Unlike past slowdowns, the downturn that presently has ... Read More

Key flaws in the Mudra scheme need to be fixed

Editorial | Updated on December 02, 2019 Published on December 02, 2019 Setting huge targets for public sector banks under ... Read More

The Smart Cities Mission needs to be efficient, socially inclusive

Editorial | Updated on December 01, 2019 Published on December 01, 2019 The lack of coordination between various agencies and ... Read More

GDP data: All three engines driving economic growth are stalling

Editorial | Updated on November 29, 2019 Published on November 29, 2019 While the concerted decline in economic drivers calls ... Read More

Is this the end of multilateralism?

Editorial | Updated on November 28, 2019 Published on November 28, 2019 By forcing WTO’s appellate body to shut shop, ... Read More

Company directors can’t just resign and walk away

Editorial | Updated on November 27, 2019 Published on November 27, 2019 As the rejection of the resignation of Anil ... Read More

GST transfers to States are falling short of what was promised

Editorial | Updated on November 26, 2019 Published on November 26, 2019 The unprecedented economic slowdown would suggest that the ... Read More

Karvy order: SEBI’s clean-up act may cause pain, but it is justified

Editorial | Updated on November 25, 2019 Published on November 25, 2019 While margin funding deals help drum up short-term ... Read More

Telecom quick-fix: Relief on dues will help players survive

Editorial | Updated on November 24, 2019 Published on November 24, 2019 But the telecom players too are guilty of ... Read More

Making entrepreneurs of women

Editorial | Updated on November 22, 2019 Published on November 22, 2019 Policy and institutional support and mentoring are key ... Read More

Mandating disclosure of defaults on loan repayments will serve investo...

Editorial | Updated on November 21, 2019 Published on November 21, 2019 This will help give an early-warning signal to ... Read More

NBFC resolution: New IBC rules will bring some order

Editorial | Updated on November 20, 2019 Published on November 20, 2019 A speedy resolution, which hasn’t been a hallmark ... Read More

Crop insurance woes

Editorial | Updated on November 20, 2019 Published on November 19, 2019 Testing times ahead for Fasal Bima Yojana as ... Read More

Legislative business in Parliament has fallen prey to ad-hocism

Editorial | Updated on November 18, 2019 Published on November 18, 2019 This has resulted in laws riddled with loopholes ... Read More

A political shift is imminent in Sri Lanka

Editorial | Updated on November 17, 2019 Published on November 17, 2019 Gotabaya and Mahinda Rajapaksa, known for their China ... Read More

SC ruling in Essar Steel case has restored order to the IBC process

Editorial | Updated on November 15, 2019 Published on November 15, 2019 By upholding the collective decision of the Committee ... Read More

India against investors?

Editorial | Updated on November 14, 2019 Published on November 14, 2019 That’s the story emerging from the caprices of ... Read More

Subsidies, market support have turned sugar into an anachronism

Editorial | Updated on November 13, 2019 Published on November 13, 2019 In post-reform India, sugar remains an enclave of ... Read More

Remuneration is not the sole decider of management behaviour at banks

Editorial | Updated on November 12, 2019 Published on November 12, 2019 The RBI issued guidelines last week on compensation ... Read More

Nurturing start-ups: Policymakers must adopt an ecosystem approach

Editorial | Updated on November 11, 2019 Published on November 11, 2019 The big issue with the current approach of ... Read More

Ayodhya, post the Supreme Court verdict

Editorial | Updated on November 10, 2019 Published on November 10, 2019 Decency and restraint alone can heal the wounds ... Read More

Neglect of public health leaves millions of Indians vulnerable to non-...

Editorial | Updated on November 08, 2019 Published on November 08, 2019 The health infrastructure in India is based on ... Read More

NBFC regulation: RBI’s suggestions on changes to CIC framework are wel...

Editorial | Updated on November 07, 2019 Published on November 07, 2019 But the RBI should be careful about the ... Read More

Project finance on its last legs in India

Editorial | Updated on November 06, 2019 Published on November 06, 2019 It’s no coincidence that every financial institution that ... Read More

India’s move to ‘exit’ the RCEP deal was appropriate

Editorial | Updated on November 05, 2019 Published on November 05, 2019 It may lead to other countries sweetening their ... Read More

What’s behind the contraction in core sector output?

Editorial | Updated on November 04, 2019 Published on November 04, 2019 One-off factors had a hand in the shocking ... Read More

India Inc, Centre must learn the right lesson from surge in festival s...

Editorial | Updated on November 03, 2019 Published on November 03, 2019 Diwali sales boost shows that in these difficult ... Read More

Proposed seeds law must balance interests of farmers, breeders

Editorial | Updated on November 01, 2019 Published on November 01, 2019 The Centre should take a non-partisan view of ... Read More

BPCL divestment: Strategic sale can spur pricing reforms

Editorial | Updated on October 30, 2019 Published on October 30, 2019 The argument that privatising BPCL will compromise the ... Read More

Supreme Court ruling on AGR may prove a death blow for telcos

Editorial | Updated on October 29, 2019 Published on October 29, 2019 The Centre must step-in immediately to find a ... Read More

Don’t read much into India’s march in the ease of doing business ranki...

Editorial | Updated on October 28, 2019 Published on October 28, 2019 When it comes to genuinely addressing the pain ... Read More

Consumption before festival season was bleak; but things could improve

Editorial | Updated on October 25, 2019 Published on October 25, 2019 The Nielson report states that FMCG sales can ... Read More

Assembly polls: A reality check for BJP

Editorial | Updated on October 24, 2019 Published on October 24, 2019 Its electoral performance has been underwhelming due to ... Read More

India needs a centralised repository for lodging corporate whistle-blo...

Editorial | Updated on October 23, 2019 Published on October 23, 2019 The laws enabling corporate whistle-blowing in India are ... Read More

The Brexit drama shows no signs of ending

Editorial | Updated on October 22, 2019 Published on October 22, 2019 But the global economy can’t wait much longer ... Read More

The SEBI diktat on auditor resignations is welcome

Editorial | Updated on October 21, 2019 Published on October 21, 2019 But a remedy needs to be found for ... Read More

The IBC process should not be derailed by past promoters’ sins

Editorial | Updated on October 20, 2019 Published on October 20, 2019 When agencies investigating stressed companies’ promoters start attaching ... Read More

A Kathmandu-Lhasa rail link can enhance China’s influence in Nepal, to...

Editorial | Updated on October 18, 2019 Published on October 18, 2019 China sees itself as a global power and ... Read More

End of LIBOR: Indian banks, companies need to be guided by policymaker...

Editorial | Updated on October 17, 2019 Published on October 17, 2019 Despite the announcement of LIBOR’s phase-out, many new ... Read More

IT majors can teach India Inc a thing or two on navigating business ch...

Editorial | Updated on October 16, 2019 Published on October 16, 2019 Indian IT firms have proved skeptics wrong by ... Read More

Putting light rail into the urban mass transit mix is a welcome develo...

Editorial | Updated on October 15, 2019 Published on October 15, 2019 A light rail-based transit system makes more sense ... Read More

Economics Nobel rewards research that tackled poverty

Editorial | Updated on October 14, 2019 Published on October 14, 2019 The Nobel committee said that the winners have ... Read More

RBI’s decision in the LVB-Indiabulls merger case is prudent

Editorial | Updated on October 13, 2019 Published on October 13, 2019 But the regulator owes markets an explanation After ... Read More

Literary merit alone isn’t good enough to win the Nobel

Editorial | Updated on October 11, 2019 Published on October 11, 2019 Peter Handke’s Nobel prize for literature suggests that ... Read More

India’s fall on the competitiveness index is a reminder of its failing...

Editorial | Updated on October 10, 2019 Published on October 10, 2019 Although India has made gradual progress on some ... Read More

China calling

Editorial | Updated on October 08, 2019 Published on October 08, 2019 India is under considerable pressure from the RCEP ... Read More

Faceless Scrutiny

Quick Take | Updated on October 08, 2019 Published on October 08, 2019 The new electronic assessment scheme for faceless ... Read More

Faceless Scrutiny

Opinion | Updated on October 08, 2019 Published on October 08, 2019 The new electronic assessment scheme for faceless scrutiny ... Read More

IRCTC IPO: Not enough to repair investor disinterest in PSUs

Editorial | Updated on October 06, 2019 Published on October 06, 2019 If the Centre is hoping that it can ... Read More

Monetary accommodation continues in push for growth

Editorial | Updated on October 04, 2019 Published on October 04, 2019 But, there are limits to the effectiveness of ... Read More

When children go online

Editorial | Updated on October 03, 2019 Published on October 03, 2019 Parental and corporate initiatives are best suited to ... Read More

India Inc’s debt troubles are showing no signs of easing up

Editorial | Updated on October 02, 2019 Published on October 02, 2019 Despite the aggressive cuts in policy rates by ... Read More

The Mahatma in the modern era

Editorial | Updated on October 01, 2019 Published on October 01, 2019 Gandhi stood for truth and secularism, and against ... Read More

Labour pains: Draft social security code has little to offer

Editorial | Updated on September 30, 2019 Published on September 30, 2019 It merely clubs together existing schemes in the ... Read More

Know your onions

Editorial | Updated on September 30, 2019 Published on September 30, 2019 The Centre should not have banned exports and ... Read More
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