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Best of BS Opinion: How green is my central bank, going down the wrong path

Here are the top BS Opinion articles of the day

Business Standard 17 Sep 2021 6:30 am

Bad debt backstop

Purchases by NARCL, for which the Centre has set a target of 2 trillion worth, will be made at discounts to the original loan

Livemint 16 Sep 2021 11:12 pm

Some truth behind whats false

The implications of chance and probability can often surprise you

Livemint 16 Sep 2021 10:39 pm

What recent data says about how our economy is doing

While some headline economic indicators suggest a recovery, we must not overlook weaknesses in employment-intensive sectors

Livemint 16 Sep 2021 10:31 pm

Facebook Incs oversight board should push for transparency

The company remains too secretive about matters of public concern

Livemint 16 Sep 2021 10:28 pm

The PLI plan for our automotive sector can accelerate its success

The new scheme will incentivize the industry to move into higher-value-added technologies and thus spur sectoral growth

Livemint 16 Sep 2021 10:24 pm

Whats metaverse, the next frontier for tech titans

Theyre gung-ho about immersing us in their alternate reality but lets stay wary of walled gardens

Livemint 16 Sep 2021 10:13 pm

Recruit transgenders to foster greater diversity

Inclusion policies on paper do not guarantee everyone a fair chance of employment or even workplace comfort. A lot more must

Livemint 16 Sep 2021 10:06 pm

Should you upgrade to iPhone 13? We compare to iPhone 12 through iPhone 7 to

Is it time to upgrade? We run through the last five years of iPhone generations to let you know if you'll see

NewsLookup 16 Sep 2021 5:30 pm

Trudeau has taken a gamble in calling an early election

The incumbent Canadian Prime Minister hopes to capitalize on a successful vaccination campaign to entice voters but the race

Livemint 16 Sep 2021 12:25 pm

Best of BS Opinion: The right call, India's revamped FTA strategy & more

Here are the top BS Opinion articles of the day

Business Standard 16 Sep 2021 6:30 am

Will film audiences return to theatres anytime soon

For survival, the theatre business is in dire need of audiences as well as blockbuster hits

Livemint 16 Sep 2021 1:57 am

A dose of incentives

As New Delhi has already taken a stance on the state championship of businesses, lets track its impact on local sales and

Livemint 15 Sep 2021 11:00 pm

Rewrite history, but only if the rationale for it is sound

Our collective memories tend to influence our behaviour and so accurate knowledge of the past matters

Livemint 15 Sep 2021 10:46 pm

Exploit the potential of natural experiments for policymaking

Nudge enthusiasm for policies shaped by randomized controlled trials towards using naturally-set conditions for policy tests

Livemint 15 Sep 2021 10:27 pm

Chinas regulatory frenzy may undo some of its success

Beijings recent rediscovery of its Communist instincts may seem popular but is unlikely to do much good

Livemint 15 Sep 2021 10:20 pm

The tragically misguided zeal of US anti-vaccination libertarians

What must prevail is the principle that ones freedom ends where others are endangered by covid

Livemint 15 Sep 2021 10:15 pm

A relief package to lift Indias telecom gloom

The governments mix of measures doesnt just lighten a heavy burden on telecom firms, its AGR redefinition also shows a

Livemint 15 Sep 2021 10:10 pm

Epics legal victory against Apple was not a real win

The US ruling did not hold the company as a monopoly and only asked it to give app-makers some leeway

Livemint 15 Sep 2021 1:37 am

Can unicorns solve Indias youth unemployment problem

Recruitment by startups will help but not to the extent needed to make a significantly big difference

Livemint 15 Sep 2021 1:28 am

Shareholder assertion and the battle for Zee

A move by big shareholders of Zee Entertainment Enterprises to oust its chief Punit Goenka could mark the end of family

Livemint 15 Sep 2021 1:25 am

Dont let non-tariff barriers hobble Indias trade talks

Indias defence canteen ban on imported liquor with GI tags is an example of a faulty approach to self-reliance

Livemint 14 Sep 2021 11:11 pm

Regular banks could lose $60 billion to cybercash highways

Much will be shaken up as cross-border transfers enter the fast lane

Livemint 14 Sep 2021 11:06 pm

Some lessons to be learnt from US economic experimentation

Americas policy shifts have academic backing but its conditional and policymakers elsewhere should not blindly follow suit

Livemint 14 Sep 2021 10:54 pm

Criticism of India's bankruptcy code is unwarranted

Its figures are impressive in comparison with alternative mechanisms and outcomes in other countries

Livemint 14 Sep 2021 1:28 am

Facebooks Ray-Ban spy gogs may turn out to be a hot seller

They could also land this Big Tech firm in another privacy mess

Livemint 14 Sep 2021 1:22 am

Political incentives for populism could let Indias democracy down

Too often are reforms held back by the interests of a vocal few at the cost of benefits that couldve accrued to the vast

Livemint 14 Sep 2021 1:17 am

Emerging markets will survive even if the category fades

Global portfolio Investments will likely flow into specific sectors and businesses rather than broadly into all

Livemint 14 Sep 2021 1:08 am

Chinas strategic ambitions and Americas exposed Achilles heel

Beijing could forge a third way for the world while the US seems reluctant to fix its shortcomings

Livemint 14 Sep 2021 1:03 am

Inflation relief

Augusts drop should come as a relief for RBI, which has been looking through elevated inflation levels in covid times on the

Livemint 13 Sep 2021 11:13 pm

Cybersecurity can be made agile with zero-shot AI

Zero-shot AI can save hours spent on searching for the needle in a haystack

Livemint 13 Sep 2021 10:42 pm

Meet the new Taliban, same as the old Taliban

What good can one expect from this government of declared terrorists

Livemint 13 Sep 2021 1:50 am

Apples epic bug

As Apple didnt dominate digital mobile gaming transactions, with Android a big rival, the US court ruling rejected Epics

Livemint 12 Sep 2021 11:54 pm

Bringing beauty to Indian roads: A personal mission

As an Indian, my standards for urban beauty are so low that all I want is to see traffic in straight orderly lines of

Livemint 12 Sep 2021 10:15 pm

Organic farming should not be an article of faith

Policies that respect the farmers economic freedom offer the best route to sustainable agriculture

Livemint 12 Sep 2021 10:10 pm

Let central banks stay focused on their goals

Adding climate aims to the monetary agenda, as Urjit Patel has suggested, risks central-bank failure on their mandate of

Livemint 12 Sep 2021 10:06 pm

Theres a major new risk in town and its called crypto

Crypto products are being mass marketed in India without the oversight needed for investor safety

Livemint 12 Sep 2021 9:04 pm

Shifts and stagnancy in the caste profile of our asset rich and poor

Indias debate on modifying affirmative-action policies should be informed by an understanding of the trends

Livemint 12 Sep 2021 8:42 pm

Hurry, lift-offs at 9. Or maybe at 9:01

The idea of time is relative to who is measuring it, and to their movements through space

Livemint 9 Sep 2021 11:42 pm

Smiths Invisible Hand as a collateral casualty of 9/11

In a fog of war-dust, the horrific strikes at US symbols of power on 11 September 2001 by global terrorists have not yet

Livemint 9 Sep 2021 10:53 pm

Houston, Virgin Galactic has a real communication problem

Inadequate disclosures on space flights will invite stiff regulation

Livemint 9 Sep 2021 10:43 pm

What difference did 9/11 make? America ended up hurting itself

The White House should have explained the trap set by Al-Qaeda, used precision strikes, and focused on response resilience

Livemint 9 Sep 2021 10:37 pm

Sri Lankas economic crisis poses challenges for India

Our Neighbourhood First policy had led to increased economic cooperation with Sri Lanka but its economy is in deep trouble

Livemint 9 Sep 2021 10:30 pm

We must focus on human development, not GDP growth

Official statistics may point to an economic recovery but peoples actual conditions have worsened.The fact that GDP data

Livemint 9 Sep 2021 10:23 pm

The curious case of missing TV news channel ratings

Its odd that no one is willing to comment on the delay in releasing news viewership data

Livemint 9 Sep 2021 12:39 am

Aspiration gaps tend to vary with trust in governments

Higher trust in the state administration is found to go with better achievement of aspirations

Livemint 8 Sep 2021 11:42 pm

The great immunity debate of vaccines vs infection antibodies

Naturally-gained defences against covid are better than we thought

Livemint 8 Sep 2021 11:36 pm

Is it time for a Vajpayee moment in Indian telecom

The government should accept special zero-coupon bonds for AGR dues to lighten the burden of struggling telecom companies

Livemint 8 Sep 2021 11:29 pm

The challenges of our vaccination drives final stretch

The easy part is nearly done but India lacks the data back-up and processes needed now for full coverage

Livemint 8 Sep 2021 11:18 pm

Indias presidency of the UNSC fortified our role in world affairs

The Security Council had a busy August with significant strides made under Indian stewardship

Livemint 8 Sep 2021 11:11 pm

Pressure Kabul towards geopolitical neutrality

With Pakistani leverage amply clear in Afghanistans new Taliban government, New Delhis big task is to shore up our security

Livemint 8 Sep 2021 11:07 pm

Growth comfort

With foreign exchange reserves at record levels of over $633 billion, the economy is well placed to withstand a capital-

Livemint 8 Sep 2021 9:58 pm

The dollar's rebound may just be getting started: Richard Cookson

Emerging-market currencies looks especially vulnerable as growth and relative interest rates move in the greenbacks favor

Livemint 8 Sep 2021 6:07 pm

The Delta difference

Findings suggest that even greater vaccination coverage will not help end the pandemic, given the high Delta viral loads

Livemint 7 Sep 2021 10:31 pm

Financial sector markers of an uneven global recovery

The US and Europe are better placed than emerging markets to spring back from covid

Livemint 7 Sep 2021 10:17 pm

Americas Fed is yet to face its greatest pandemic policy test

Will a policy shock in 2022 follow growth and inflation shocks

Livemint 7 Sep 2021 10:12 pm

No scope for a legal challenge to the Tata-Mistry ruling

The case was settled by the Supreme Court with a finely-argued judgement that a review petition is unlikely to go against

Livemint 7 Sep 2021 10:08 pm

How India can build a hydrogen fuel economy

This source of energy has gone from hype to hope and clarity on policy could transform Indias future

Livemint 7 Sep 2021 10:02 pm

The future cant be wished away but there are ways to deal with it

Businesses must look farther over the horizon and adopt strategies aimed at genuine preparedness

Livemint 7 Sep 2021 9:57 pm

The Taliban cant mint cash and other Afghan business challenges: Ajmal Ahmady

Few companies, banks and countries will invest in the new government because of fear of sanctions

Livemint 7 Sep 2021 6:25 pm

Tribunal trouble

As an independent authority under Indias Constitution and its interpreter-in-chief, the top courts view on how justice is

Livemint 6 Sep 2021 11:52 pm

What do foreign buyers look for in Indian IT firms

There is a clear preference for companies with clients based in the US, UK and Japan

Livemint 6 Sep 2021 10:23 pm

Americas troublesome self-deception over the Taliban

Purveyors of a good Taliban narrative are ignoring the grave dangers we have all been exposed to

Livemint 6 Sep 2021 10:16 pm

Anxiety about gaming should be over money and not morals

Regulatory oversight is needed but not Chinese-style paternalism

Livemint 6 Sep 2021 10:10 pm

Will India's e-Rupi be a game changer like Kenya's M-Pesa

This payment-voucher systems features make it ideal for programmes aimed at Indians on the other side of our digital divide

Livemint 6 Sep 2021 10:04 pm

The quiet revolution unfolding in data regulation

Data transfer regulation is being optimized in many places to balance privacy with utility aims

Livemint 6 Sep 2021 9:59 pm

Indias digital architecture: From infrastructure to superstructure

Factoring enablers and account aggregation can underpin our ecosystem for financial inclusion

Livemint 6 Sep 2021 9:54 pm

The rise of the far right bodes ill for the world

Social media accounts of extreme right-wing groups are getting more likes and shares

Livemint 6 Sep 2021 1:51 am

India needs tech moonshots to power $10 tn ai-driven economy

The AI wave will see rapid tech innovation occur together with biz model innovation

Livemint 6 Sep 2021 12:26 am

How emerging economies bear the burden of the dollar hegemony

The Feds policy normalization will be guided by US interests but may have an adverse impact on other nations

Livemint 5 Sep 2021 10:54 pm

Braslias modernism could do with some urban spontaneity

This city built on Le Corbusiers principles feels a bit too artificial

Livemint 5 Sep 2021 10:49 pm

Millets could help India mitigate malnutrition and climate change

We should incentivize the production of these versatile crops to enhance our food security and score gains on climate

Livemint 5 Sep 2021 10:45 pm

When a celebrity dies young, curious Indian behaviours emerge

From the ham philosophy we spout to the media coverage that keeps us glued, we are unmatched

Livemint 5 Sep 2021 10:30 pm

The incredible certitude of our asset monetization programme

Some realism on Indias hugely ambitious NMP targets for money-raising will not do us any harm

Livemint 5 Sep 2021 10:24 pm

Apple should squash its brand-dissonance bugs

It attained stardom for a revolutionary effort to decentralize power just as the digital age took off, but its policy on

Livemint 5 Sep 2021 10:20 pm

Chip nirbharta

Increased chip demand from computer and electronics manufacturers on the back of work-from-home trends had made supplies

Livemint 3 Sep 2021 1:01 am

Centres of excellence can catalyse hydrogen adoption

The adoption of hydrogen fuels to replace the carbon-rich sort derived from fossils will help India achieve its emission

Livemint 2 Sep 2021 10:39 pm

Long-feared space junk has become an imminent threat

Countries and companies need to collaborate, not collide, in space

Livemint 2 Sep 2021 10:33 pm

Export efforts critical to growth in the coming quarters

Indias growth hope in the immediate future is pinned heavily on exports riding on the rapidity of a recovery in major markets

Livemint 2 Sep 2021 10:27 pm

Digitalize all supply chains to unlock trade efficiencies

In 2018, India was ranked 44th among 160 countries on the World Banks Logistics Performance Index, below many of its trade

Livemint 2 Sep 2021 10:14 pm

Americas exit from Afghanistan and semiconductor supply risks

It might whet Chinas appetite for control of Taiwan and the worlds top maker of vital microchips

Livemint 2 Sep 2021 10:08 pm

In Supertech demolition, a tough message for builders

The spectacle of two illegal skyscrapers razed by an apex court order could help India curtail the practice of building first

Livemint 2 Sep 2021 10:02 pm

Enlarge the Panchsheel approach to Tribal upliftment

A dual policy of inclusion without any intrusion has much potential that remains unfulfilled

Livemint 2 Sep 2021 1:30 am

Bidens alliance with Big Tech signals a power shift in the US

A public-private partnership on cybersecurity might be brewing

Livemint 2 Sep 2021 1:25 am

Our banks are mispricing capital. This can't go on

Below-cost lending in India could have economic repercussions beyond the financial burden imposed on bank shareholders

Livemint 2 Sep 2021 1:21 am

The global stagflation threat must not be taken lightly

Assumptions made by top policymakers could go wrong and have severe consequences for everyone

Livemint 2 Sep 2021 1:14 am

When a Mahasweta Devi work gets a university all worked up

We must worry about education if a story by an eminent writer is deemed unsuitable for students

Livemint 2 Sep 2021 1:07 am