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Education and its economic outgrowths
Amit Kapoor | 19 Aug, 2019
In his Independence Day speech, Prime Minister Narendra Modi highlighted the issue of population explosion in the country and the need to address it. He added education as a means of both moderating the trend of rising population and making them productive as well. Development trends throughout history have shown that as literacy levels go up, fertility rate falls and economic growth is easier to achieve. The latter is due to the fact that with education, child progress takes place at a faster rate making the future generation of workforce more productive.
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Why Modi acted now on Kashmir?
Deepika Bhan | 12 Aug, 2019
The question is why did Modi chose ‘now to do what he has done with Article370? There was no big election in sight so as to create a build up for electoral gain. Neither was there any major crisis or any embarrassing situation for the government to find a succour in Kashmir. Perhaps, this was the best time to enact the best of action story for the Modi-Shah Combine.
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Enabling cities as drivers of economic growth
Amit Kapoor | 06 Aug, 2019
Economic development always comes with a dash of urbanization. That is almost an economic truism. Empirical studies have shown that nearly all countries that have attained middle-income status were urbanized by at least 50 per cent, and all high-income countries were at 70 to 80 per cent level of urbanization.
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Bond with USD liabilities, not necessarily with the bond
Taponeel Mukherjee | 29 Jul, 2019
The Budget 2019 announcement regarding a potential USD bond issuance by India has been in the news of late with opinions divided amongst market experts. Given the two distinct components of the USD bond issuance, of increased debt and higher USD liabilities, a look at the second component in detail is well worth our time. While the government will have to borrow to fund specific components of its expenditure, the question is whether the USD bond issuance route is the optimal strategy to utilise for increasing USD liabilities for India. Alternatively, are there alternative avenues to boost the economy by increasing USD liabilities.
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Economic remedies for water crisis
Amit Kapoor | 23 Jul, 2019
While contemplating our natural resources, past conversations often centered around fossil fuels and them becoming scarce due to overuse. However, recent conversations have stirred our attention to another natural resource that is available in abundance but is still causing a crisis in many parts of the world.
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India's balancing act
D.C. Pathak | 11 Jul, 2019
With India, the largest democracy of the world, rapidly rising to its potential as a global player during the Modi regime, its natural placement in the international arena is attracting the limelight after a long period of survival without shine. The hallmark of this is an implicit acknowledgement by the world powers that India stood for sanity in global affairs.
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Budget 2019: Kickstarting India's Developmental Journey
Amit Kapoor | 09 Jul, 2019
Since the time Prime Minister Narendra Modi has set a bold target of making India a $5 trillion economy by 2024 at a NITI Aayog meeting early last month, the conversations in the mass media have disproportionately centred on the idea.
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Budget 2019: Boosting new investments through tax-strategy
Taponeel Mukherjee | 30 Jun, 2019
All eyes are on what policy mechanisms will the Hon. Finance Minister of India use in Budget 2019-2020, to boost consumption and investments in India. Amongst the wide variety of available strategies, a focus on utilising tax-rebate strategies such as allowing high accelerated depreciation to promote new investments in areas of the economy that require investments is one that can help significantly.
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Tackling trade tensions
Amit Kapoor | 27 Jun, 2019
The trade war between US and China seemed like a distant conflict to most Indians. As the two largest economies in the world dished out threats and counter-threats of tariff hikes, India was largely a disinterested bystander with the only consequential fear of slower global trade. However, over the course of last few weeks, the US reservations with global trade have expanded across the Asian continent and specifically onto India.
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Lower global rates: An opportunity for the Indian economy
Taponeel Mukherjee | 24 Jun, 2019
The ten-year United States (US) Treasury yield dipped below two per cent recently. The Indian market participants must view this move as an opportunity to improve and strengthen the investment markets in India. Low yields in developed markets and the consequent need for higher investment returns from investors are trends that have been evident over the last decade as quantitative easing by central banks has led to a lower interest rate world. The dramatic drop in developed market bond yields in the previous thirty days further emphasises the renewed focus investors will have on seeking higher investment returns.
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UK Pound
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Euro
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Japanese Yen 58.85 56.85
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