India’s Strategic Petroleum Reserves

The cabinet approval to begin filling of the third strategic petroleum reserves is an important milestone in building the petroleum inventory within the country.  The inventory buildup carries huge significance, especially for oil importing countries like India, as it would help meet supply needs in case of any disruption. Here is a look at the … Continue reading India’s Strategic Petroleum Reserves
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Ease of Doing Business – The Great Indian Leap..!

Reports from two global institutions recently give greater credibility to the government’s effort to simplify business process. One from the World Bank showing sharp improvement in ease of doing business rank from 100 to 77 and second, jump in World Economic Forum‘s competitiveness index to 58th, up five places. More importantly, World Bank report is … Continue reading Ease of Doing Business – The Great Indian Leap..!
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Analyzing Government Debt – Current and Historical perspective

Amidst the continuing liquidity crisis, NBFCs mismanagement and banks’ NPA woes, there is one trend that gives some reason to cheer. Total liabilities of the central government have come down to just about 50% of GDP at the end of FY18 as per RBI data. This is a substantial improvement from a high of 67% … Continue reading Analyzing Government Debt – Current and Historical perspective
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Inland Waterways – Tapping the potential..

The laying of foundation stone for development of another inland waterway earlier this month brought little focus on the inland waterways transportation system. With nearly 14,500 km of waterways, roughly 5 times the length from North to South, these waterways can change the landscape of goods transportation within the country. In fact, the ease of transportation and huge benefits arising out of it leaves one wondering why they have not been developed so far?? Continue reading Inland Waterways – Tapping the potential..

Income Inequality – India’s Performance

Income disparity seems to have become an unintended outcome of economic growth across the world, India being among the worst performer. As per the world inequality report 2018 released by World Inequality Lab, the share of top 10% earners in India has risen to about 55% in 2106 from just about 32% in 1990. The … Continue reading Income Inequality – India’s Performance
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INFLATION – ITS CONSTITUENTS AND THE DRIVERS

The word “inflation” came into limelight again last week with monetary policy announcement amidst the surge in crude prices. But to what extent crude affect domestic prices? Does it impact both WPI and CPI equally? What are the other drivers of prices? An attempt to understand inflation, its constituents and its drivers. There are two … Continue reading INFLATION – ITS CONSTITUENTS AND THE DRIVERS
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Insolvency & Bankruptcy Code – Analyzing the Performance

Insolvency & Bankruptcy Code (IBC) is considered a watershed event in Indian Corporate history since it provides, for the first time, a stick to the lenders as well as an exit route to the Corporate. But has the code delivered on the expectations? There is not much information available on the aggregate performance even though … Continue reading Insolvency & Bankruptcy Code – Analyzing the Performance
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