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Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Explained Economics


Explained: What is behind UK's recession and is India too headed for one

August 13, 2020 12:23 am

The United Kingdom -- which already has the highest death toll in Europe from the virus -- seems to be paying for being late in imposing lockdown restrictions, as compared to its neighbours such as Spain and France.

Breaking down GST: slabs, payments, dispute

August 11, 2020 7:07 am

The Centre and the states are in a tussle over delayed compensation payments under GST. What led to this, how much is due, and what is being done about it?

Ban on import of 101 defence items: A signal to home defence industry, but commitment faces challenges

August 11, 2020 9:44 am

The promise of contracts worth almost Rs 4 lakh crore to the domestic industry over the next 5-7 years does appear impressive – but so was the figure of Rs 3.5 lakh crore for projects under the Make in India scheme, all of which got stuck in the pipeline.

ExplainSpeaking: The state of the Indian economy in 6 charts

August 11, 2020 11:51 am

There are several reasons why RBI did not cut rates this week and why it may not cut them until December; the onus of boosting growth now lies solely with the government.

Explained: Why the Air India crash would have been much worse had the aircraft caught fire

August 10, 2020 10:12 am

With evacuation efforts being hindered by the fire, the chances of survival decrease significantly.

Explained: Why are forex reserves shooting up when Indian economy is hit?

August 10, 2020 10:10 am

At a time when the economy is under stress and the growth is expected to contract in 2020-21, the rising forex reserves have come as a breather for the economy as it can cover India’s import bill of more than one year.

Explained: RBI’s new loan recast scheme

August 09, 2020 10:32 am

The RBI has cleared a loan restructuring scheme for borrowers under stress because of the pandemic. How will the scheme work, and what safeguards are in place to prevent misuse?

Explained: Will Trump's order to buy American medicines impact Indian pharma industry?

August 09, 2020 10:33 am

The US is the largest market for India’s pharmaceutical products. It is said that every third pill sold in America is made in India.

Explained: Why the RBI has left interest rates unchanged

August 10, 2020 10:14 am

The RBI monetary policy review has kept interest rates on hold, contrary to broad market expectations. A look at how concerns around inflation and growth led to this decision, and other key highlights.

Explained: How are inflation rate and interest rate linked?

August 07, 2020 7:20 am

At present, the Indian central bank is facing an odd situation: GDP is contracting even as inflation is rising.