Expanding Credit Bureau Access will Ease Borrowing

Posted: January 25, 2022 at 3:06 pm | Author: Manish Marwah


“Credit is a necessary and probably most important ingredient for economic growth”, a former deputy governor of RBI had said, estimating that the multiplier effect of credit on nominal gross domestic product growth is 1.6 times. This reflects the vitality of ensuring a sound and consistent growth of the lending in a country. In what […]

Expectations Galore as Countdown begins for Union Budget 2022

Posted: January 18, 2022 at 3:48 am | Author: Manish Marwah


Annual budget, which is the biggest economic event of the country, will be keenly watched this time too; wish list is ready from industry to salaried class If the last year’s budget is any reference point of the government’s intention, then we could expect a growth oriented budget this time too. But the government is also likely to […]

Not the Right Time to Tighten Interest Rates

Posted: January 13, 2022 at 3:19 am | Author: Manish Marwah


Unlike its global peers rushing in to end the easy monetary policy, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) may not be inclined to raise interest rates to stem inflationary pressures just when the nascent economic recovery is under threat from the Omicron variant of Coronavirus. Both the government (whose aim is to boost growth) and […]

Gross Non-Performing Assets of SCBs down; but projections for 2022 cry for attention

Posted: January 6, 2022 at 10:35 am | Author: Manish Marwah


The Gross Non-Performing Assets (GNPA) of Scheduled Commercial Banks (SCB) has dropped to 6.9 per cent by September 2021 end, which was 7.3 per cent as of March 2021. Bad debts set to rise up to 8.1 per cent by September 2022 under the baseline scenario and to 9.5 per cent under a severe stress […]

Climate Financing, India Holds Promise for Rest of the World

Posted: December 31, 2021 at 7:57 am | Author: Manish Marwah


India, like many of its peers in the developing world, has been facing the brunt of climate change. India estimated to have lost USD 87 billion last year due to climate events such as tropical cyclones, floods and droughts, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). Worse, Indian companies could lose about USD 100 billion […]

If not arrested, Omicron could make inflation the biggest spoiler for the global economy

Posted: December 24, 2021 at 7:52 pm | Author: Manish Marwah


If the Omicron cases continue to rise over the next 3-4 months, we are staring at very difficult times. The whole idea of policy normalisation, sucking out excess liquidity to control inflation could go for a toss The world will be entering into the third year of the Covid-19 pandemic as we step into 2022 […]

The Next Big Destination for Investment and Innovation: Traceability in Agri-tech

Posted: December 16, 2021 at 6:18 am | Author: Manish Marwah


India is the second largest producer of vegetables and fruits globally. Its food industry has also been growing consistently contributing increasingly to the world food trade every year. Yet, the value of wastage of India’s fruits and vegetables annually is estimated to be about 13 billion USD, due to paucity of cold chain infrastructure and […]

As India mulls new law on cryptocurrency, investors find informed choices

Posted: November 30, 2021 at 7:21 am | Author: Manish Marwah


India’s stance from absolute ban to allowing cryptocurrency in some form is on the back of its popularity and the realisation that the country cannot remain behind the curve. India is finally ready to bite the bullet as a bill on cryptocurrency comes for discussion during the Winter Session of the Parliament. The demand to […]

As crude prices may move unabated; alert for average household, governments intervention warranted

Posted: November 10, 2021 at 9:52 am | Author: Manish Marwah


The near–term outlook remains strong and prices may touch USD 100 a barrel; some intervention from government could help ease burdens on the Indian households Crude oil prices are at a multi-year high and the near-term outlook does not inspire much confidence among the common households. The prices are expected to touch levels between USD […]

Relief package likely to unleash animal spirit in the Indian telecom sector – but industry needs to have a consensus on tariff issues

Posted: September 27, 2021 at 2:58 pm | Author: Manish Marwah


Government’s announcements of 9 structural and 5 process reforms to remove bottlenecks of the industry; while industry will gain, customers likely to be biggest beneficiaries. Government’s much needed relief package for the telecom sector is being hailed as a major reform and is expected to revive the sector. It was long overdue especially at a […]