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EC must do its bit to negate the omicron threat

The time has come for parties to give up the old methods of approaching voters

6 Dec 2021 2:06 am
A good investor relationship can be key for your next fundraising round

Regular updates can help you solidify your firms brand reputation with your investors

6 Dec 2021 2:06 am
MPC to signal the start of policy normalization in Feb

The December policy review is expected to see the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) and Reserve Bank of India (RBI) maintaining status quo on interest rates and monetary policy stance, while shifting the tone to prepare the markets for a change in February

6 Dec 2021 1:12 am
The FMs assurance

The Centres withdrawal of its retrospective tax claims signals an approach that addresses pain points. Other measures have also been taken that have helped improve Indias climate for private investment

5 Dec 2021 11:04 pm
Crypto lessons make a case for principles-led RBI rules

Our legislation should have enablers that allow regulators to stay ahead of technological innovation

5 Dec 2021 10:40 pm
The UK smackdown of Metas Giphy deal is an antitrust omen

The future impact of buyouts by Big Tech could be under scrutiny

5 Dec 2021 10:19 pm
E-com has a big role in sustaining our economic momentum today

The Centre has done much for Indias investment environment but e-commerce regulation needs to focus on consumer interests

5 Dec 2021 10:14 pm
New India is no fun: What are the likely consequences?

Freedom of expression doesnt matter to most Indians and the cost we bear for this seems very low

5 Dec 2021 10:10 pm
The contest to create the webs third generation has intensified

The internet is being reshaped by market rivalry, state control, geopolitics and a social backlash

5 Dec 2021 10:00 pm
The trilemma that led Gopinaths IMF ascent

The rock star status of the Funds soon to be elevated chief economist stems from empirical work that helped shake up a key policy orthodoxy in a way thats especially relevant today

5 Dec 2021 9:47 pm
Fed on the defensive

New data and fresh risks posed by the Omicron variant of the covid virus, however, may have forced the Fed to reconsider its earlier position. An accelerated drawdown of its quantitative easing might be followed by an actual hike of its policy interest rate

1 Dec 2021 11:22 pm
Banning crypto will signal an underconfident, confused sovereign

Innovations that reveal risks should be improved upon and not banned if were to gain from them

1 Dec 2021 11:14 pm
Our National Education Policy could yet rescue school students

Several elements of it can be adopted by states right away to help us recover massive learning losses

1 Dec 2021 11:11 pm
The Centre should work on stimulating demand

Indias economic recovery remains fragile and the government has sufficient fiscal space to impart a belated stimulus. Lets lift the lid on spending and set income multipliers in motion

1 Dec 2021 11:10 pm
Crimes against women keep them out of the job market

A study shows the link between Indias low rate of female labour participation and the threats women face

1 Dec 2021 11:08 pm
A cautionary tale for banking in Reliance Capitals collapse

The episode exemplifies why easing bank-licence issuance is risky

1 Dec 2021 11:00 pm
Are ordinary Indians impressed by impressive GDP numbers?

A nationwide poll by C-Voter finds that people largely remain nervous and uncertain about their families financial prospects

1 Dec 2021 10:55 pm
Caution may be the buzzword for brand ads

The new narrative makes one wonder if Tanishq is playing it safe this year

1 Dec 2021 10:29 pm
Omicrons false spike

Given that cryptos have no underlying assets that yield earnings, their values often go by the attention they get, and anything seen soaring quickly attracts punters well acquainted with the greater fool theory, by which anything overpriced can be sold on to someone ready to pay even more

30 Nov 2021 10:44 pm
Omicrons lesson: Were not covid-safe until everyone is

Vaccine equity holds the key to thwarting the emergence of virus variants and halting this pandemic

30 Nov 2021 10:18 pm
Beijing has rather little to offer Chinas anxious Generation Z

Beijing has rather little to offer Chinas anxious Generation Z

30 Nov 2021 10:13 pm
RBIs launch of a digital currency will mark a big monetary moment

Private demand for a CBDC must also be studied in due depth for a useful understanding of its economic policy implications

30 Nov 2021 10:10 pm
Its time for a paradigm shift in how we treat illnesses

Science allows high-precision therapy aimed at the exact pathogens that need to be neutralized

30 Nov 2021 10:05 pm
Arguments against regulating cryptocurrencies are very weak

Self-regulation wont work and the possibility of rules being evaded is no reason not to have them

30 Nov 2021 9:59 pm
Agrawals Twitter task looks far from enviable

As CEO, the 37-year-old IIT and Stanford alumnus must boost the business even as regulation closes in. Steep targets will have to be met without any space for slack on content moderation

30 Nov 2021 9:50 pm
Three things Twitters new CEO Parag Agrawal should do to spark a turnaround

The social media platform needs to overcome disappointing feature launches with better execution 

30 Nov 2021 5:49 am
Omicron coronavirus variant needs 3 evolutionary surprises to wreak havoc

Basic principles of biology show that the worst-case scenario is possible but not probable, a fact that should help separate prudence from panic

30 Nov 2021 5:41 am
Amend RBI Act

A test-launch of a digital rupee is said to be imminent, and we must not let this be held hostage by a debate on cryptocurrencies per se, vital though it is to get our policy on other tokens right. 

29 Nov 2021 11:35 pm
All retail shareholders should be aware of their rights

Demand for due transparency and better corporate governance can get them a supply response

29 Nov 2021 10:36 pm
Omicron is here: So keep calm and carry on with covid shots

Global vaccination coverage could retard mutations of Sars-CoV-2

29 Nov 2021 10:29 pm
Xi Jinpings ambitious agenda is getting unmasked and resisted

Beijings assertions of power beyond Chinas borders have begun to evoke responses that ought to deter it from going too far

29 Nov 2021 10:25 pm
Italys presidential election could shape the EUs future

A reformist president could achieve whats needed for various states to seek an ever closer union

29 Nov 2021 10:19 pm
Omicron reduces a dilemma for Indias central bank over policy

The variants effects could be among the factors thatll ease RBIs trade-off of growth and inflation

29 Nov 2021 10:14 pm
The promise and pitfalls of Indias startup boom

Our spectacular run of new unicorns reflects a Schumpeterian embrace of risk that should eventually serve the Indian economy well. Till then, tax reforms could advance the cause

29 Nov 2021 10:08 pm
Its all in the mind: Transforming from cost leaders to thought leaders

Clients are now willing to pay for talent and quality, not brand or location

29 Nov 2021 1:46 am
Poll alignments become clear in the battle for Uttar Pradesh

The 2022 UP election will prove to be the one to decide the future of the country

29 Nov 2021 1:01 am
Xis absolute power and ambition of a world reshaped

He looks set to pursue an aggressive path that may change both China and the world before his exit

28 Nov 2021 10:22 pm
Did that artificially-intelligent chatbot just crack a rude joke?

The training of AI systems ought to include an ethics programme

28 Nov 2021 10:14 pm
A gender turnaround in UP spells hope for women all across India

Our latest NFHS report shows improved metrics in this country-sized state thatll aid womens upliftment beyond its borders

28 Nov 2021 10:10 pm
Cryptos of the mind that New India no longer accepts

Western ideas of freedom that once had currency have lost influence and are being challenged

28 Nov 2021 10:06 pm
The great inflation conundrum that policymakers must resolve

It will take a fine balance to ensure that price pressures ease but the covid recovery does not suffer

28 Nov 2021 9:59 pm
Aramcos Reliance deal: Climate action casualty?

A green shift in the prospects of Ambanis oil-sector business and a heavier burden of emissions post-CoP may have held back a stake sale to Aramco, but the deals basic logic could yet survive

28 Nov 2021 9:53 pm
Tedious TDS: Time for a relook

A look at tedious nature of tax deduction at source provisions and the need for rationalization and simplification of provisions

26 Nov 2021 1:20 am
Gadkaris optimism

The key to EV success would be affordability on their own steam. And, for this, a focus on closing the price gap with overtaxed fossil-fuel vehicles will be of little help

25 Nov 2021 11:55 pm
A tenth of Ludwig Van Beethoven

Computer scientists and musicians used AI to expand the notes into a full symphony

25 Nov 2021 11:42 pm
The fate of cryptos and divergence in regulatory views

RBIs opposition to virtual currencies appears at the other end of Sebis stance, as reflected in the Indian securities market regulators recent approval of a blockchain index fund.

25 Nov 2021 10:50 pm
Decomputerize to decarbonize: A climate debate we cant avoid

Its time to talk about technologies seen as clean that may be causing our planet significant harm

25 Nov 2021 10:45 pm
Population: A promise rather than a problem

Indias latest health report card says our total fertility rate has fallen to 2.0, so headcount stability is a given. The state mustnt interfere with family sizeit violates our Constitution

25 Nov 2021 10:41 pm
What our Constituent Assembly debates reveal of a vital process

A textual study of the Constitution of Indias creation offers notable insights into the collective mind of the countrys founders

25 Nov 2021 10:35 pm
Why did Ford and Rivian quit their electric vehicle alliance?

A clearer explanation of it would aid the cause of EV development

25 Nov 2021 10:33 pm