Gaurie Dwivedi

Patna: A health worker collects swab samples for COVID-19 testing, outside New Gardiner Road Hospital in Patna on Sep 1, 2020. (Photo: IANS)

Large-scale inoculation needed to revive growth

‘Growth in deep negative territory is due to the long nationwide lockdown’.   The Indian economy slowed considerably during the...

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Struggling global economy needs more stimulus, but govts running out of options

Economic data now brings more gloom than ever before. The global party that started from 2009 and saw high growth...

Washington DC: Prime Minister Narendra Modi with President of United States of America (USA) Donald Trump and the first lady of USA, Melania Trump, at White House, in Washington DC, USA on June 26, 2017. (Photo: IANS/PIB)

Will closer India-US ties break the ice on thorny trade issues?

A limited deal needs to be a starting point for accepting changed geo-political realities in a post-Covid world.   2020...

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Mumbai missing opportunity to become Asia’s financial hub

Unlike India, Singapore and Japan are wooing global capital with massive incentives.   Hong Kong is on the cusp of...

Kolkata: BJP activists protest against China over the brutal attack on Indian Army personnel at Galwan valley at the Line of Actual Control that killed 20 Indian soldiers during the Indo-Chinese face off in Ladakh; urging people to boycott Chinese products and applications, in Kolkata on June 19, 2020. (Photo: IANS)

Reducing China exposure will require a big reset

New Delhi should be prepared for short term economic damage.   In the last one week, India and China relations...

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Hong Kong’s status as global financial hub stands to be permanently altered

Worsening Sino-American relations and China’s rising authoritarianism are bound to impact how funds flow into Hong Kong.   Hong Kong...

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Will China crumble under its own debt pile?

2020 could see the collapse of China’s financial system.   By now all experts concur that post coronavirus, the world...

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Twin terror attacks in Kabul expose US-Taliban peace deal

May strengthen Pakistan, which is facing possible disintegration.   New Delhi: US President Donald Trump—who is being criticised in the...

New Delhi: People gather in long queues to purchase liquor after Delhi govt had launched e-token system for the sale of liquor to avoid the overcrowding and practice the social distancing at a wine and beer shop, in New Delhi on May 8, 2020. (Photo: IANS)

Hikes in alcohol, petrol prices are irrational

Government should not try to make up for zero industrial activity by hiking prices; middle class will pay for additional...

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New Delhi must send food aid as post-Covid goodwill gesture

India can become the world’s granary amidst anti-China sentiment. The one lesson India can learn from Beijing in the coronavirus...

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‘India doing relatively well compared to other parts of the world’

IMF India Chief Ranil Salgado says that those involved in the informal economy need to be given more and need...

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The new economic world order post Covid-19

Heavily indebted China cannot afford shuttered factories. This piece comes at a time when the death toll from coronavirus is...

Patna: A doctor collects the blood sample of a suspected Coronavirus victim at the isolation ward of Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH), on March 15, 2020. (Photo: IANS)

Covid puts spotlight on health infra around the world

India should take this as a chance to overhaul its healthcare sector. New Delhi: As the world battles coronavirus and...

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Covid-hit global economy sends SOS to governments

Policymakers’ hurried response may not lift growth.   The last fortnight has witnessed mayhem and panic, across the world. The...

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Lessons for Indian banking from Yes Bank’s failure

It is time for regulators to rely more on research based advance warning indicators.   Indian banking seems to be...

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Coronavirus causes global market meltdown

Are fears justified of world economy losing $1trillion due to coronavirus? What began a few weeks ago as relatively tepid...

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Why are telecom firms cutting their India call?

The government’s insistence on recovery of dues will lead to sector meltdown.   The headwinds in Indian telecom have never...

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CAA protests are essentially about Ram Temple and Article 370: David Frawley

‘The Delhi result is not due to CAA but due to freebies being offered. Globally, governments cannot give grants just...

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidate from New Delhi Arvind Kejriwal celebrates the party's landslide victory in the Delhi Assembly elections 2020 with his wife Sunita Kejriwal, Cabinet Minister and the party's candidate from

India’s culture of freebies powers electoral fortunes

All economists agree freebies violate basic principles of economics and statecraft. The Delhi mandate, which brought back Arvind Kejriwal with...

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Coronavirus will hit global economy hard

Indian consumers of electronics will feel the pinch; the crisis is bound to accelerate the ‘Shift Factories Out Of China’...

New Delhi: Union Finance and Corporate Affairs Minister Nirmala Sitharaman carrying budget papers wrapped in a red cloth, accompanied by Union MoS Finance and Corporate Affairs Anurag Thakur and other officials of the Finance Ministry, leaves for the Parliament to present the Union Budget 2020-2021, in New Delhi on Feb 1, 2020. (Photo: IANS)

Proper implementation key to Budget success

New Delhi: In the longest Budget speech in Independent India, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman aimed to outline India’s roadmap for...

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Dear Ms Gita Gopinath, CAA stir unlikely to impact the India story

Investors may stay away from India for reasons other than the CAA protests.   Ever since the Citizenship Act, 1955...

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‘DIAF projected India as a cultural superpower’

Bharatanatyam dancer and organiser of the Delhi International Arts Festival (DIAF), Pratibha Prahlad speaks to Gauri Dwivedi about why she...

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FM’s infra plan needs a deep corporate bond market

The government has set the agenda for 2020, which if one has to sum up in one word is “pump-priming”....