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RBI should cut at least 25 bps in February

Expect the RBI MPC to roll back at least 25 bps of its cumulative 50 bps rate hike this year on February 7 with Governor Das seeing the inflation outlook as ‘benign’.

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Assault on RBI’s autonomy just starting

Letting weak, unreformed banks back into the lending game will be just the start of a steady erosion of the central bank’s disciplining power.

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Is China witnessing a backlash of departure from moderniser Deng Xiaoping’s dictrums?

China’s command economy has returned through the backdoor, with the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and the state’s effort to pick and promote private enterprise such as information and communicati

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Data drive: Demonetisation gains for saving accounts

After the demonetisation of high-value currency notes on November 8, 2016, an overwhelming 66.2% of incremental deposits in 2016-17 were in savings deposits as compared with 27.5% during the 15-year p

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Farm loan waivers: Rahul’s wrong, but so is Modi

Loan waivers to farmers are no favour, they are being given to compensate for not giving them market prices for crops

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Can’t want foreign investment in e-tail and then want to change rules

With the general elections around the corner, the government is once again making the right noises about looking into the steep discounts being offered by e-commerce players.

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Surrogacy law needs rethink – Regulate commercial surrogacy, don’t ban it

The Bill, in effect, prohibits single persons, widowed (-ered), divorcees, live-in and homosexual couples, even married couples with children, from taking this route.

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Incentivising electric vehicles is fine but govt must act on clean power to begin with

India’s ambitious plans on electric vehicles, in a bid to curb pollution as well as reduce its import bill on oil, are well known.

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Overestimating EU economy

The eurozone is challenged by slow progress on banking union, inadequate fiscal-policy coordination, and political divisions.

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Need to upscale rural to urban – Here is why

Applications that support vernacular languages are likely to play a key role in driving customer adoption, comfort and trust in using digital payment applications.

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Putting the best food forward – The Dhananjayans explain why classical dance will continue to thrive in India

You don’t learn dance just to perform. It helps you develop your personality. The training gives you shraddha—discipline, focus and structure. Many youngsters concentrate better and do well in aca

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New securitisation norms: NBFCs, HFCs to benefit

The benefit would be higher for NBFCs that are very active in the securitisation market, since they have fewer loans on their books that are eligible for securitisation.

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Investment: Will ITP changes deliver for start-ups?

The international markets have seen many successful IPOs as well as companies queuing up to get listed in sectors such as technology, social media, internet of things and ride sharing.

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Will the Yadavs take a cut in their quota lying down?

Instead of winding down quotas, we fanned the flames, so it’s difficult to see prominent OBCs cede their pole position.

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Think global, hire local – It’s not just Madhya Pradesh, other states doing it as well

When new investment was made, he said in a statement that seemed a flashback to the Marathi manoos days of the Shiv Sena, people from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar came and took the jobs while the locals re

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Populism shock! Gujarat’s power bill write-off sets a dangerous precedent

The generation sector already accounts for a chunk of the NPAs of banks because of, amongst other factors, populist measures such as power tariffs kept artificially low.

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Smart technology: Is India up for the Internet of Things challenge?

The Indian govt can realise the dreams outlined in the ‘Make in India’ and ‘Digital India’ missions through sophisticated IoT technology.

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Explained: The importance of timing for TDSAT

TDSAT observations make a note of how Rjio’s behaviour was predatory but this is now purely academic. The damage to the incumbents has happened and the shape of the industry has forever changed.

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Farm reforms: Better yields from DBT than fertiliser subsidy

The govt can work redistribution or reallocation of input subsidies from agriculturally advanced states to poor and low land productivity states to incentivise small and marginal farmers.

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Indo-Nepal trade: Easing transit – The Indian government undertook a big reform

The results have been dramatic and the average transit time for Nepal bound cargo, which earlier took 100-120 days, has come down to 7-10 days.

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Lending transactions: To trust or to trustee – The interests to balance are delicate

The requirement of having a security trustee in transactions involving a single lender is not that straight-jacketed and requires various factors to be considered.

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Inching forward at Katowice – Earth gets a climate action rulebook

The world now has a rulebook for implementing the Paris accord—a way to see if countries are on track to meet the emission cut targets they have set when the deal comes into force in 2020.

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Why the new law on rights of transgenders fails to take into account their lived realities

The law talks of a National Commission for Transgenders, but has nothing on membership structure, objectives, grievance redressal and other features of the commission.

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Good steps on Aadhaar! Why amending the law to allow private use is a good idea

While the Supreme Court verdict on Aadhaar was welcome, given the high-decibel campaign against it, its reading down of Section 57 of the Aadhaar Act was always difficult to comprehend.

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Explained: How the rulebook agreed at Katowice further dilutes the Paris Agreement

Countries are now on their own to mitigate, adapt as well as pay for the costs of climate impacts, but this cannot keep the rise below 2oC.

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America is no longer no. 1

China is where multinational companies want to build their factories and offices. That, in turn, leads to whole supply chains migrating to China, as companies try to locate near their upstream supplie

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On-track on railway safety! Railways has done well on efforts to check derailment over the past four years

The number of train accidents recorded a 40% reduction from 118 in 2013-14 to 73 in 2017-18. Latest data available for the yearly cycle from September to August shows that the number of fatalities als

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