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Prachi Priya

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Way forward for RCEP: Need to focus on eliminating problems plaguing manufacturing sector and exports

While our negotiators bargain hard for an inclusive and balanced Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, domestically we must focus on eliminating niggles our manufacturing sector and exports are facing. The first phase

Emissions vs Development: India will need much more energy as its people prosper

India will need much more energy as its people prosper. Therefore, given the dependence on coal-fired power and its indispensability to some sectors, steps should be taken to reduce emissions from existing fuels and make powe

Most wanted fuel: Why coal needs to keep burning

Despite the emphasis on renewables, coal remains critical for electricity generation. CEA officials have mentioned that new coal-based generation capacity is essential for increased base-load demand and grid stabilisation. Th

coal, diesel prices, Piyush Goyal, CEA, Coal India Ltd, coal imports, fossil fuel, power generation

How to handle the challenging trinity of inflation, wage growth and loan waivers

Inflation, wage growth and loan waivers—a challenging trinity.

Conundrum! India Inc’s RCEP fear is not unwarranted

With Make-in-India on a slippery slope, policymakers need to be mindful of domestic industry’s concerns and not get into a raw deal with respect to the RCEP.

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Why RBI must not lose its focus from inflation, and pursue an independent monetary policy with flexible exchange rate

A few months ago, many on the street were in favour of a weak rupee. Even former Chief Economic Adviser Arvind Subramanian had said that the rupee should be allowed to depreciate as a part of the adjusting mechanism.

India’s rural inflation has started pinching

For sustainable growth, Rural India’s squeezing purchasing power needs immediate attention

Rising inflation: Why road ahead is tough for RBI as government moves to address farm distress

A fine balancing act is needed from RBI on inflation as the government moves to address farm distress

inflation, RBI,  CPI inflation, NITI Aayog, farm sector, Kharif season

The Chinese conundrum: India’s road ahead

While Narendra Modi and Xi Jinping addressed the ‘trust deficit’ that has crept in the Sino-Indian relations, addressing the burgeoning ‘trade deficit’ between the two countries is also crucial.

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Why RBI has been overestimating future inflation

Household inflation expectations have remained anchored in the sense that they haven’t been impacted much by transitory shocks.

RBI, future inflation, household inflation

Time to revive India-EU trade pact

The EU (excluding the UK) is India’s largest trading partner, with total bilateral trade of around $77 billion (FY17), accounting for almost 12% of India’s total trade.

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US’s challenge to India’s export subsidies: Why it is time for new trade paradigm

With increasing trade protectionism and trade remedy action, India has come under the radar of the US Department of Commerce a week after the US announced higher tariff on steel and aluminum products.

world trade organisation, india exports, export subsidy, india export subsidy, trade, market, EXIM

Despite all the hype, Budget 2018 was just another missed opportunity for the education sector

Budget 2018: The finance minister, in his Union Budget 2018 speech, mentioned “education” the most number of times (to be precise, 29 times), amongst other buzzwords like agriculture (26 times) and health (21 times). Howe

Budget 2018: Arun Jaitley presented Union Budget on Feb 1

How to boost exports? Not by resorting to short-term fixes

Even though the exports target of $900 billion by 2020 looks unrealistic, India can achieve significant exports growth if it implements the right mix of sustainable policies in a time-bound manner. There is no short cut to bo

Indian industry, Merchandise Exports, SEIS, International Monetary Fund, india, International Monetary Fund, WTO, US, SEIS benefits, industrial machinery, automobiles, export basket

Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP): India pushes for greater market access, ASEAN irked

Time and again India has flagged its concerns on the slow pace of services trade

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Growth rate in India: Time for reality check on achhe din

India’s growth has been lopsided driven by government and private spending. Private sector investment hasn’t recovered sustainably for two years. Jump-starting the economy through financing growth is also not possible whe

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RBI is an overcautious central bank; here is why it can hurt growth

A sharp fall in both retail and wholesale inflation has raised the stakes for a rate cut by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in its next monetary policy review.

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Time right for Urjit Patel led RBI to cut interest rates; here’s why

RBI’s neutral stance in its latest monetary policy statement has been primarily driven by its long standing argument of “stickiness of core inflation”

Farm incomes and rural consumption: It will take time to rev-up the rural economy

Just when the rural sector was showing signs of revival, partial withdrawal of old currency notes in November last year created a dent in rural demand.

Demonetisation: Mr Prime Minister, major step towards cashless society would be cashless political funding

If indeed the PM practices what he preaches, he should set an example by disclosing his own party fund sources and then strike at the heart of black money by putting an end to briefcase politics

The hide and seek of India’s inflation

Further attempts to bring down headline inflation via rate hikes might actually hurt demand and stall economic recovery

How Brexit will impact India’s exports; all you want to know in 4 points

Beset by a protracted economic recovery, rising cost of massive European Union (EU) bureaucracy, and migrant crisis, British citizens opted for an exit from the EU (now famous as Brexit).

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Protectionist: India gets ultimatum from RCEP countries to cut tariffs or leave bloc

The country should offset its loss by availing greater benefits from market access in services and investment

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India caught in two-speed growth

A broad-based economic recovery will be contingent on a sustained pick-up in private investment cycle

India caught in two-speed growth

‘Happening Haryana’ to ‘Invest Karnataka’, states should compete for Make-in-India

The Make in India campaign should not be seen as a political stunt, but as a platform to promote competitive federalism.

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Inflation: No place for complacency

RBI may have less room to cut rates next fiscal

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Are Indian corporates going the Japanese way?

High corporate debt levels hindering revival of capex cycle

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