Global Trade – An Overview…

The change in policy stance of the world's largest economy has added greater uncertainty to decades of efforts at globalisation. However, while Donald Trump has emerged as a villain, global trade has been witnessing a slowdown since 2008, after the global crisis. For now.. A look at the state of global trade and across major countries..

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Indian Economy’s Performance – Life after Demonetization..

Indian Economy seems to have braved the impact of demonetisation reasonably well, as per the figures released by MOSPI today. GDP records a growth of 7% for quarter ended Dec'16, lower than 7.3% in Q2 but still far better than the decline projected. However, this may still be too early to take things for granted as figures are subject to revision and there could be mark down subsequently.

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Wind Power – Gain With The Wind…!

The completion of auction for wind power at record tariff of less than Rs 3.5 per unit marks a new beginning for wind power, close on the heels of gains in Solar Power. While this is certainly an important milestone, there would still be challenges ahead and it may be too early to celebrate. A look at the dynamics of wind power..

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Startups – The Churn Continues..

The startup ecosystem continues to face grave challenges resulting in huge layoffs and closing down. The latest in the list is layoffs at Snapdeal and closing down of stayzilla, a provider of homestay option for travellers. A brief look at the whole business..

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Understanding Shell Companies…

The recent decision of the government, with the direct involvement of the Prime Minister's Office (PMO), to crack down on shell companies brings focus on the operation of these companies. Shell companies have been in focus and subject of intense debate not just in India but globally also, especially after the leaked Panama Papers. A look at the shell companies and how they operate..

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Resolving NPAs – Understanding Asset Rehabilitation Agency..

NPAs of the banking sector, especially the public sector continue to remain high, estimated at about 12% for PSBs. While various measures have been taken to resolve the issue, none seems to have worked so far. This has led to the proposal of creating a public sector asset rehabilitation agency (PARA) by the Economic Survey, also supported by RBI. How would PARA operate and can it solve the problem. A look..

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Analysing India’s External Debt…

Even though rising level of forex reserves continues to get the limelight, a data not looked at adequately is the rising level of external debt. Over last ten years, India's external debt has increased by as much as three & half times, much faster than the increase in forex reserves. A look at India's external debt performance and characteristics..

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India’s Space Odyssey…

The successful launch of as many as 104 satellites in one go, the maximum so far in the world, is another big feather in the ISRO's (Indian Space Research Organisation) cap. It has been a long, successful journey for ISRO over last four decades which has gathered pace lately. A look at India's journey so far..

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Vodafone-Idea Merger Proposal – The Rationale..

The confirmation by Vodafone Plc recently that it is in talks with Idea Cellular for potential merger of Vodafone India is another big churn in the Indian Telecom sector. While R-Jio's entry was expected to disrupt the market, that the second largest player would call it quits is unanticipated and quite shocking. A look at the rationale for the deal..

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