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Inflation is back: The number of poor in India may rise
Jun 30, 2011

Inflation is back: The number of poor in India may rise

India is experiencing the fastest increase in prices among the big emerging market countries. The Reserve Bank raised interest rates 10 times since March 2010 to control inflation, and its adverse impact on the demand for goods and services, investment and corporate profits is already visible.

Inflation jumps up as Omicron threat grows
Dec 23, 2021

Inflation jumps up as Omicron threat grows

The growing inflationary pressure will jeopardise the recovery of our flailing economy.

Inflation soars, nation on the brink
Aug 09, 2010

Inflation soars, nation on the brink

The UPA government's economic policy is insensitive to the woes of the common man whose share of heady GDP growth is only high prices and misery. The fires of rage now sweeping India was only to be expected.

Inflation tames petroleum taxes
Nov 19, 2021

Inflation tames petroleum taxes

Upward trends in crude oil prices and inflation have made a further increase in taxes on petroleum prices unlikely.

Avoid Knee-jerk Reactions to Tackle Inflation
Apr 14, 2008

Avoid Knee-jerk Reactions to Tackle Inflation

With India's annual inflation rate rising to a near four-year high on a point-to-point basis on the back of rising food prices, the search for policies to combat the price rise poses unusual challenges. The nature and causes of the current spiraling inflation in India has become a subject of intense debate, primarily because of the ostensible role of `imported inflation' in driving the domestic prices north. Issues like poor performance of the Pu

Bangladesh economy: Volatile Taka and inflationary pressures
Dec 28, 2022

Bangladesh economy: Volatile Taka and inflationary pressures

The brunt of the current economic shocks and its impact on the value of the Bangladeshi Taka is faced by the underprivileged sections of Bangladesh

Budget 2019: Sitharaman should embrace inflation to deliver growth
Jul 02, 2019

Budget 2019: Sitharaman should embrace inflation to deliver growth

Since data has changed, there are only three words that should define Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s Budget 2019 — growth, growth, growth.

CBDCs: Inflation control in the digital era?
Oct 16, 2023

CBDCs: Inflation control in the digital era?

The data collected through CBDCs has the potential to be paired with strict reserve requirements for commercial banks, creating a theoretical framewor

Control inflation by non-monetary means
Oct 22, 2010

Control inflation by non-monetary means

India may have to apply capital controls in the future like Brazil has done to regulate the inflow of FIIs, and there could be more effective intervention in the currency market by the RBI to stabilise the rupee to promote export growth.

Double jeopardy of inflation and IIP slowdown
Oct 18, 2022

Double jeopardy of inflation and IIP slowdown

This double whammy will pose a challenge to those at the bottom of the income pyramid

Effects of globalisation: Inflation and slow industrial growth
Sep 23, 2011

Effects of globalisation: Inflation and slow industrial growth

The combination of high food inflation, general inflation and lack of sufficient job opportunities due to slow growth in the manufacturing sector can spell disaster for a highly populated country like India.

Growth with high inflation - Who bothers about the common man?
Aug 17, 2010

Growth with high inflation - Who bothers about the common man?

While the common man or woman has to save for hard times and cut corners on everything, the same is not happening to the budgets of the Central and state governments.

India: Taming inflation without inhibiting growth
Sep 17, 2022

India: Taming inflation without inhibiting growth

India should refrain from mimicking the rest of the world by increasing interest rates too quickly as it would directly impact the post-pandemic recov

Sans a supportive fiscal policy, monetary policy will struggle to manage inflation
Apr 11, 2023

Sans a supportive fiscal policy, monetary policy will struggle to manage inflation

Wrestling inflation below 4 percent is a fit metric for both responsive monetary policy and responsible fiscal policy

The RBI as outlier on inflation
Jun 23, 2021

The RBI as outlier on inflation

As the threat of inflation returns, the Fed and others adjust their messages - why not the RBI?

Union Budget inflationary, says former Revenue Secretary
May 03, 2011

Union Budget inflationary, says former Revenue Secretary

If the dreams of this Union Budget have to become a reality, two important aspects need to be addressed -- transparency and efficiency, says former Revenue Secretary Sivaraman.

Uptick in India’s headline inflation: A transitory phase
Jul 18, 2021

Uptick in India’s headline inflation: A transitory phase

While economic growth remains the main focus, elevated inflation may ask for some attention.

Yuan appreciation and China's battle with Inflation
May 16, 2011

Yuan appreciation and China's battle with Inflation

Although Yuan appreciation is warranted, politicians in the US should be aware that this is not a panacea for global imbalances and especially their huge trade deficit. Appreciation of the Yuan will not change the import needs of the US and the widening of the trade deficit to $48.1 billion in March.

2023 मध्ये भारतीय अर्थव्यवस्था
Jan 18, 2024

2023 मध्ये भारतीय अर्थव्यवस्था

2024 मध्ये जैविक, जबाबदार वाढ सुनिश्चित करण्यासाठी भारताला

A Game of Shadows: Growth, Distribution, and Systemic Shocks in the Bangladesh Economy
Jul 18, 2023

A Game of Shadows: Growth, Distribution, and Systemic Shocks in the Bangladesh Economy

Bangladesh was one of the few countries in the world to sustain a positive economic growth rate during the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, however, it is experiencing symptoms that could stall such impressive record: rising divergences in the government’s fiscal balance; the precarious Balance of Payments situation; rapidly declining foreign exchange reserves; demand-supply gaps in the energy markets; and inflationary tendencies. The exogenous shocks

A growth budget all the way
Feb 20, 2013

A growth budget all the way

We really do not understand inflation stickiness in India since 2010. However, the silver lining is that oil prices may not rise any further following the shale gas revolution in the US. The Finance Minister can certainly do something about growth and possibly pray for lower inflation.

Amid geopolitical disruptions and economic slowdowns, India leads global growth
Oct 13, 2022

Amid geopolitical disruptions and economic slowdowns, India leads global growth

To continue to lead, India must press harder on the reforms pedal, and celebrate the small victories in the ongoing economic world war

Annual Outlook 2023: Warmer Climes Ahead
Jan 23, 2024

Annual Outlook 2023: Warmer Climes Ahead

This report explores the economic and geopolitical impacts of climate change, highlighting the mitigated energy crisis in Europe, inflation trends, and global monetary policies. It discusses investment opportunities in sustainable travel and emerging markets, particularly in Asia, amidst the evolving energy landscape and consumer behaviors post-COVID, in the year 2023.

Bangladesh economy: Strong points and red flags
Dec 09, 2022

Bangladesh economy: Strong points and red flags

Bangladesh’s depleting forex reserves, falling remittances, high level of inflation, and an impending energy crisis among others are haunting its fu

Bangladesh’s economic future: A seven-point agenda
Jan 11, 2024

Bangladesh’s economic future: A seven-point agenda

With Awami League winning the 4th consecutive term, this re-election opens up interesting implications for the country’s economic future

Be flexible on reforms, ensure ‘pain’ is shared
Jan 06, 2018

Be flexible on reforms, ensure ‘pain’ is shared

Fiscal 2017-18 will end with a real GDP growth of 6.5 per cent, helped by low inflation, versus 7.1 per cent last year.

Budget wishy washy, lacks direction
Mar 17, 2012

Budget wishy washy, lacks direction

The Finance Minister has chosen to walk the conservative path, hoping to stimulate investment and growth through small half-measures. Expect high rates of inflation in FY 13 and greater pressure on the fiscal deficit despite white paper on black money.

Budgets priorities under different regimes
Apr 10, 2012

Budgets priorities under different regimes

While the coverage of Budgets in the media and research reports are mainly limited to high interest items like income-tax, sales tax, excise, inflation etc., the "Part A" of the budget, which is an indicator of government intention and priority, remains relatively under explored.

Can the Centre hold?
Feb 17, 2011

Can the Centre hold?

The contradictions in the path of India's global rise and its accompanying stature as an important player in international affairs, while it grapples with issues of food security, rising prices, inflation and governance challenges, were highlighted by senior academician Dr. Mira Kamdar at a talk titled "Can the Centre hold?" at Observer Research Foundation recently (February 17).

Central banks: Perils of losing focus
Aug 18, 2023

Central banks: Perils of losing focus

Inflation is proving hard to tame as central banks lose sight of their primary role of inflation-targeting

Challenges before RBI will put to test new Governor
Aug 19, 2013

Challenges before RBI will put to test new Governor

The new RBI Governor would have to restore the confidence of foreign investors in the economy's growth potential. Foreign investments are needed for infrastructure and industry. The Governor will also have to attract more FIIs. The choice before him would be: whether to control inflation or to promote growth.

Concern over falling rupee
Oct 06, 2018

Concern over falling rupee

So far, hike in petrol prices and import duties on some consumer goods has not stoked inflation, but the rupee’s steep fall vis-a-vis the dollar in

Could the ASEAN Summit achieve anything substantial?
Nov 22, 2022

Could the ASEAN Summit achieve anything substantial?

The escalating tensions between the US and China and the lack of consensus on other critical geopolitical issues have rendered ASEAN ineffectual

Credible emerging market central banks could embrace quantitative easing to fight COVID19
Jul 09, 2020

Credible emerging market central banks could embrace quantitative easing to fight COVID19

Emerging economies are fighting COVID-19 and the economic sudden stop imposed by the containment and lockdown policies, in the same way as advanced ec

Croatia joins the Schengen and Eurozone
Jan 06, 2023

Croatia joins the Schengen and Eurozone

Ten years after joining the EU, Croatia has finally been given the green light to join the Schengen and Eurozone

Debt ad Infinitum: Pakistan’s Macroeconomic Catastrophe
May 31, 2023

Debt ad Infinitum: Pakistan’s Macroeconomic Catastrophe

This paper dissects the causes behind Pakistan’s ongoing economic crisis. The causes include dwindling forex reserves, the phenomenon of ‘galloping inflation’, a falling Pakistani Rupee, uncompetitive and undiversified export basket, burgeoning external debt, lack of fiscal prudence, debt distress, and a worsening business environment—all cascading to a balance of payment crisis. While austerity measures, appeals for loan rollover to debt

Deciphering RBI’s monetary policy stance
Jun 20, 2023

Deciphering RBI’s monetary policy stance

A normal monsoon and the consequently softer inflation in food prices could force RBI’s hand on both its policy stance as well as on the policy rate

Declining defence budget
Mar 03, 2006

Declining defence budget

In the Finance Bill introduced in Parliament on February 28, the budget estimates (BE) for defence have increased marginally from Rs 83,000 crore in 2005-06 to Rs 89,000 crore for 2006-07 ¿ a rise of about 7 per cent. With inflation ruling at 4 to 5 per cent, the real increase in current rupees is only of the order about 2 per cent.

Deepening economic crisis in Nepal
Jan 23, 2024

Deepening economic crisis in Nepal

Despite the growing political instability in Nepal, the government needs to take bold steps to revamp the economy

Democrats bracing for bad times in Midterm Polls
Nov 01, 2022

Democrats bracing for bad times in Midterm Polls

Inflation, gas prices, and lacklustre messaging are working against the Democratic party 

Design Behind 'Counting' The Poor
Oct 11, 2011

Design Behind 'Counting' The Poor

Though the Planning Commission went by the Tendulkar formula, Rs 32 and Rs 24 look extremely low at today's prices and high inflation, and especially if we take into account that these amounts include other items of daily life like education and health.

Developed countries can ignore macro-economic reality but India can't
Oct 29, 2020

Developed countries can ignore macro-economic reality but India can't

Hard work on inflation means there is monetary space in this crisis; but years of mismanagement means there is no fiscal firepower

Digital is not always the answer
Jul 18, 2023

Digital is not always the answer

Digital currency alone cannot be a magical remedy for a nation's economic challenges