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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

With rising popular concern, global climate discourse may well change

Editorial | Updated on September 29, 2019 Published on September 29, 2019 We need renewables, more forests and super efficient ... Read More

Ramakrishna Mission’s move to make residents take ownership of their w...

Editorial | Updated on September 27, 2019 Published on September 27, 2019 Caste stratification has, for centuries, stigmatised manual labour ... Read More

Edible oil economy hamstrung by a lack of cohesive policies

Editorial | Updated on September 26, 2019 Published on September 26, 2019 Growers in India find oilseed cultivation patently uneconomical ... Read More

The RBI must bat for conversion of co-operative banks into more regula...

Just as they were coming to terms with the bad loan saga of public sector banks and the crisis in ... Read More

TRAI shouldn’t force 4G adoption through regulation

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India’s move to review its earlier decision to end the Interconnect Usage Charge by January ... Read More

Beyond ‘Howdy’

By any metric, the ‘Howdy Modi’ rally in Houston on Sunday was a high-on-optics spectacle that projected political power — ... Read More

The dry spell in India’s IPO market

India’s primary market, after showing signs of animation for the last couple of years, seems to be sinking back into ... Read More

Bold move: Sharp cut in direct taxes for domestic companies could revi...

The Centre’s move on Friday to slash corporate tax rate ranks as another landmark reform step, after the implementation of ... Read More

Caution pays: The RBI should learn from the mistakes of other central ...

The policy moves of the global central bankers over the last two weeks highlight the precarious state of the global ... Read More

Institutional credit: Small farmers need better access for farming, al...

Nearly 60 per cent of India’s small and marginal farmers still do not have access to institutional credit from scheduled ... Read More

The GST Council should stop tinkering, focus on simplifying rate slabs

The upcoming GST Council meeting is perhaps the most eagerly awaited one, as numerous industries, including automakers, have petitioned for ... Read More

Saudi Aramco incident: a signal for India to evolve a cohesive plan on...

The 20 per cent spike in the benchmark Brent crude oil price on Monday in a record intra-day move is ... Read More

Push to exports: The third round of the stimulus addresses structural ...

Faced with a 1.53 per cent fall in April-August exports in dollar terms (a 6 per cent drop in August, ... Read More

The gradual withering away of multilateral organisations and platforms

In the late 1990s, when India faced international sanctions following the Pokharan II nuclear tests, BJP leader Jaswant Singh, a ... Read More

India must secure its interests in dealing with ASEAN and RCEP

Mired in a serious industrial downturn, India has done well to secure a review of its bilateral trade pact with ... Read More

Chandrayaan-2: Despite the setback, the lunar mission counts as a succ...

The collective despairing groans of a billion-plus Indians last week, as the Vikram lunar lander careened out of orbit and ... Read More

For sustaining the sugar sector, the Centre should push ethanol produc...

T+ T- This will take care of excess stocks, with positive balance of payments effects In order to help sugar ... Read More

The rules for credit rating agencies need to be overhauled

Along with the news about the slowdown in various parts of the economy, reports about alleged corporate governance problems in ... Read More

NRC needs a reset to prevent another cycle of violence in Assam

The exclusion of over 1.9 million people from the final National Register of Citizens (NRC) for Assam is only the ... Read More

The automobile sector must change gears towards more sustainable produ...

Retail sales of automobiles slumped to their lowest in 20 months in August, and the industry is once again looking ... Read More

Jump in bank frauds: Risk control systems need urgent strengthening

More than a year after Punjab National Bank admitted to the mega-fraud perpetrated by diamantaire Nirav Modi, the furore over ... Read More

Single-brand retail: Relaxing FDI norms is fine, but the shackles rema...

The government’s proposed norms to relax conditions for foreign direct investment in single-brand retail, though coming a bit late in ... Read More

Mega bank mergers: A re-think is needed

Creating globally stronger banks, doing away with needless overlaps in operations and infrastructure, and ushering in economies of scale to ... Read More

India’s GDP growth pulled down by a perfect storm of factors

With India’s growth rate having fallen steeply over the last five quarters — from 8.1 per cent in Q4 of ... Read More

CSR spending obligation on companies needs to be jettisoned in its ent...

Faced with scathing criticism of recent amendments to the Companies Act that made Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) spending a statutory ... Read More

The Centre should lift restrictions on the media in J&K immediate...

In the past few weeks since Article 370 was struck down and the State of Jammu and Kashmir was divided ... Read More

The Jalan committee strikes a good balance

With RBI’s Board accepting the Bimal Jalan committee’s recommendations on a prudent economic capital framework, the annual skirmishes between the ... Read More

G7 summit: Absence of consensus and statesmanship on critical issues

Overt anxiety about a repeat of the last year’s fiasco in the ongoing Group of Seven summit at Biarritz, France, ... Read More

Arun Jaitley: The ‘New India’ man

The untimely demise of Arun Jaitley signals the end of an era where the ruling BJP managed its way through ... Read More

Better late than never: The Centre’s ‘stimulus’ addressessome pain poi...

Finally reacting to the ‘gloom-and-doom’ narrative around the economy, the Finance Minister announced a slew of steps to kickstart growth, ... Read More

Welcome moves: SEBI did well to ease conditions for FPIs, but existing...

The Securities and Exchanges Board of India has made a valiant attempt to address various issues that had been vying ... Read More

Speeding up: An external benchmark may lead to faster transmission, pr...

If there’s one riddle that the RBI has been trying to solve for decades, it has been the issue of ... Read More

Channel churn: TRAI’s attempts to micromanage the broadcasting sector ...

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India’s attempts to fix tariffs for the broadcasting sector have disrupted the TV broadcasting sector, ... Read More

First among equals: The issue of shares with DVRs to promoters is good...

In a bid to add more muscle to Indian start-up founders in their dealings with private equity investors, the Centre ... Read More

NBFC liquidity crisis: Recent efforts to infuse NBFCs with bank funds ...

Following up on the Budget and announcements of the Monetary Policy Committee that seek to push bank lending to NBFCs, ... Read More

Poor labour policies: Reserving jobs for locals impacts labour flow an...

With more than one State in India now trying to ape the Andhra Pradesh Employment of Local Candidates in the ... Read More

Unfinished business: The PM’s confidence in the economy needs to be ba...

Virtually shrugging aside palpable signs of economic gloom, it was a remarkably sanguine Prime Minister who addressed the nation for ... Read More

Pro consumer: The SC’s IBC ruling gives homebuyers greater say, but ma...

Homebuyers in over one lakh stalled real estate projects across India, at long last, seem to have won some support ... Read More

Broadening the band: RJio’s disruption of the broadband market is good...

Reliance Jio’s aggressive plans to roll out optical fibre-based broadband services could be a game-changer for the industry and consumers ... Read More

Wrong targets: Rather than micromanage PSB lending, the Centre should ...

Its not surprising that the Government of India, having sunk over ₹3 lakh crore into the recapitalisation of public sector ... Read More

Flood-hit Kerala, Karnataka and Maharashtra need to learn their lesson...

In what has now become a familiar pattern, the monsoon began feebly in June but lashed back in July and ... Read More
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