Tag: Economy

Euro and dollar parity

Euro heads for parity with the US dollar: The unfolding of a financial collapse?

The euro is anticipated to hit parity with the U.S. dollar; a key marker that we have been watching for is almost here. Will it unleash a global financial crisis?

/ January 10, 2017

Competition: An impetus for trade and development?

A robust competition policy can act as a check and prevent unfair arrangements thereby leveling the field for all participants in the global economy pushing business towards development.

/ January 6, 2017
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Pakistan’s economic dream run: What does the future look like?

Pakistan's poised for a great economic leap ushered in by the CPEC corridor, improved public services, a young workforce and better investment potential.

/ December 30, 2016

There is more to Pakistan’s growing market than meets the eye

With the eclipse of American military aid and the arrival of Chinese infrastructural support, a new era of economic development seems to be emerging in Pakistan.

/ December 25, 2016
Artificial Intelligence

Is Artificial Intelligence going to bring about an economic disruption?

With the advent of artificial intelligence, the phenomenon of 'capitology' might become the reason for the oust of humans from their own economy.

/ December 14, 2016

Can Italy Survive the Fall?

Will Italy's economy end up in a similar situation to that of Greece?

/ December 6, 2016
Indian Currency

Black, white or grey money – What is the future of Indian currency?

There has been much hullabaloo about demonetization, but will it prove to be effective as a stand alone policy measure?

/ November 27, 2016

The truth about Austerity: Spending less costs more

Traditionally, austerity measures have been seen as a solution to excessive debt-induced economic crisis. But do they do more harm to an economy than good?

/ November 22, 2016

What can we expect from the new President?

The Trump Ascendancy: What do we make of it?

/ November 11, 2016

Cricket has come a long way. It all started with Kerry Packer

A peek into the history of cricket and transitions that the sport has faced with time.

/ November 11, 2016

Ran out of Rs. 100 notes? Here’s why credit is going to bail you out

Credit runs the world more than money. Thus, withdrawal of Indian currency notes from circulation will not disrupt Indian economy.

/ November 9, 2016
Central Bank

Here’s why economists favour central bank independence

The concept of independence is dynamic, which evolves with time and needs, irrespective of whether it is a society or a central bank.

/ November 9, 2016
For literally millions of girls like Rekha, child marriage violates their human rights.

This is what thousands of child brides have to say to us

All of us need to join hands to fight back against child marriage, to give back to children, their choices, their dreams, their futures and their childhoods.

/ November 7, 2016
Any service that uses information technology inherits all the productivity growth of information technology.

Why it’s urgent to respond to India’s vital signs

The way forward for Indian economy. How can we learn from global economic fiascos?

/ October 15, 2016

The Swings in the Great British Pound Post-Brexit

Can you catch the falling pound?

/ October 14, 2016
South Asian

Why is Pakistan at the Bottom of the SAARC Ladder?

While South Asian economies are set to grow more quickly than China, Pakistan loses its sheen on multiple accounts.

/ October 8, 2016
Tax Cuts Stimulus for the Economy?

Tax Cuts: Stimulus for the Economy?

Do tax cuts reduce tax revenue? It depends on the tax rate. People refuse to pay taxes, when tax rates are exorbitant.

/ October 7, 2016

Decoding Zimbabwean Hyperinflation

Highlighting the serious problem of hyperinflation in Zimbabwe, the author provides the reasons behind the same.

/ October 4, 2016

The Need for ‘Less-Cash’ Society

The author makes a serious case for phasing out the bulk of paper currency, particularly large denomination notes.

/ September 24, 2016
Factors such as curiosity, generosity, ethics, psychology should be considered to arrive at better results.

The Idea of Rationality

The author talks about the urgent need for a broader understanding of rationality in the economy to arrive at better results.

/ July 15, 2016

Helicopter Money – When Crazy becomes Normal (Part 2)

The author tries to chart out the essential points of difference between QE and Helicopter Money with special focus on their structure and effects.

A Tale of Banking Decisions Gone Awry

This article explains the author's take on the economic bubble that is created in India due to the huge amount of bad loans or investments by public sector banks.

The Importance of Being Raghuram Rajan

A brilliant take on inflation, interest rates, turbulent financial markets and the important role of Raghuram Rajan, RBI Governor.

/ April 1, 2016

All about personal loans

The article suggests that with the economy driving the income expenditure cycle, personal loans are a useful asset to many citizens of this world.

/ February 9, 2016

The 6 C’s of Tomorrow’s Australia

By Dr. Anand Kulkarni Around the world, countries are undertaking plans to promote innovation and research and development as the drivers of the “next wave” competitive advantage. Singapore, for example,...

/ January 31, 2016

Free market existentialism?

By David S. D’Amato William Irwin’s latest book, The Free Market Existentialist, is a novel attempt to ground libertarian political theory in existentialism.  Irwin grants the difficulty of the task before him...

/ January 21, 2016

World Economic Forum: Live – Day 2

Our Senior Columnist, Dr. Marcus Ranney, blogs live from the World Economic Forum.

/ January 19, 2016

World Economic Forum: Live – Day 1

Our author, Dr. Marcus Ranney, blogs live from the World Economic Forum 2016.

/ January 18, 2016

The Economy Has Nothing To Do With The Stock Markets, Right?

The article discusses the relation between the financial market and economy through the eyes of economists.

/ December 10, 2015