Coronavirus outbreak poses a great danger for the global economy

Posted: February 29, 2020 at 4:29 pm | Author: Manish Marwah


Now a global health emergency, as declared by the World Health Organisation (WHO), the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak will have a cascading impact on the Global GDP. A report by Dun & Bradstreet, estimates a hit of around 1 percentage point if the problem is not completely arrested by June, this year. Reports suggest that despite […]

India plans to roll out INR one trillion for infrastructure development looks too ambitious

Posted: February 18, 2020 at 9:27 am | Author: Manish Marwah


Indian government has unveiled its plans to invest Rs 102 lakh crore in the next five years to give the country a much needed infrastructure push. Though the move is in line with its goal to make India a USD 5 trillion economy, it looks too ambitious and also laden with challenges. The plan was […]

India striving to become a gas-based economy and rightly so

Posted: February 14, 2020 at 12:30 pm | Author: Manish Marwah


India is striving to become a gas-based economy and has been working aggressively to reach there.Its consumption of gas at 6% as of 2018 for its energy needs, is far below the global average of 22% in 2017. Only Gujarat betters the global average consumption of gas, accounting for 23% of its overall energy requirements. […]

Small businesses facing financial crunch as banks become wary of lending

Posted: January 29, 2020 at 10:06 am | Author: Manish Marwah


Small businesses are facing financial crunch as banks and non-banking financial companies are becoming wary of lending to them amid slowing consumption, weak economy and likelihood of rising bad loans. According to a data released by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), gross loans extended to the medium, small and micro enterprises (MSME) fell 3.43% […]

India’s growth recovery unlikely without kicking Consumption

Posted: December 23, 2019 at 7:43 am | Author: Manish Marwah


India’s slowdown story is for real and the worst part is that it has still not bottomed-out and could take another couple of quarters. Even the recovery would take a year as is being widely said by many economists. Much of it can be attributed to the falling consumption across the spectrum, be it private […]

Without structural reforms back home, India to remain on back foot in RCEP like negotiations

Posted: December 6, 2019 at 11:49 am | Author: Manish Marwah


India walked out of the recently concluded Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) citing unfavourable terms that would harm the domestic industries. While its concerns cannot be wished-away, especially at a time when the economy is in a perilous state and small business are already in the red, the country itself needs to do better by […]

Telecom companies on course correction with tariff hike

Posted: at 11:17 am | Author: Manish Marwah


The Indian telecom companies are on a course correction as they finally decide to raise tariffs. It was Vodafone-Idea which first decided to bite the bullet and announced that the joint venture company would raise tariffs on its mobile services from the first week of December. It was followed by Bharti Airtel and later market […]

Connecting dots – Structural reforms, taxation, market disruptions and economic slowdown in India

Posted: August 8, 2019 at 9:19 am | Author: Manish Marwah


Auto sales data of last few quarters and latest results of many consumer companies suggest that consumption growth is slowing down in India. With private investment growth not picking up for long, the burden of growth is now on government spending and exports. With government capital expenditure set to contract marginally in FY20 and slowdown […]

Will New India Budget Make It Easy for BJP in 2019?

Posted: April 6, 2018 at 6:55 am | Author: Manish Marwah


Much will depend on implementation Will the Budget 2018-19 be able to help Prime Minister Narendra Modi get another term at the Centre. Well, it can. Yet, how easy or hard it will be? Unlike previous governments, the latest budget has shunned populism, which, though wise, is not always appreciated by a section of the […]

The FRDI Bill and its Impact on Deposits

Posted: February 26, 2018 at 10:40 am | Author: Manish Marwah


Banks are a proxy for the country’s $2.3 trillion economy, yet India doesn’t have a mechanism to deal with the failure of a financial institution. The global best practice suggests that the country should have one and the Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance (FDRI) Bill, 2017 proposes to fill this void. However, there is widespread […]