Credit guarantees to MSMEs: In the latest tranche of Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan package, the key thrust is a huge increase in credit guarantees to MSMEs. How do such guarantees work, and how is the move expected to help MSMEs?
Last week, a number of state governments made key changes in the application of labour laws. What are the labour laws in the country, and how can such changes impact firms, their workers, and the economy?
COVID-19 cases in India are taking a longer time to double during the lockdown than they were earlier. A look at nationwide trends, and how widely the doubling rates have varied from one state to another.
Crude Oil Price: On Monday, WTI crude price hit minus $40, which means the seller should pay the buyer. Is that as illogical as it seems? A look at what led to the crash, and what it means for India and the world.
On Tuesday, 19 states sought to borrow an aggregate sum of Rs 37,500 crore through sale of bonds, with tenures ranging from two to 15 years, conducted on the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) auction platform.
After the lockdown, what kind of manufacturing can be allowed to minimise risk of COVID-19 spread? Rather than insisting on ‘essential goods’ only, the key lies in which factories can enforce social distancing.
What does a fast-spreading virus, one that has led the government to impose restrictions on travel and trade, mean to an already slowing economy? As the PM announces an economic task force in the wake of coronavirus, The Indian Express mines data to find that pre-existing conditions in India today suggest that the road to recovery, unlike in the 2008 global financial crisis, will be long.
Apart from the wide geographical variation, these states also represent wide variation in terms of the political parties ruling them — from the Left Front government in Kerala to the right-wing Bharatiya Janata Party in Assam.
All states, barring Assam, found their revenue receipts plummet through the current financial year. Bihar, for instance, saw its revenue receipts fall by around Rs 25,500 crore — roughly a fall of 14 per cent over the Budget Estimates.
The coronavirus outbreak has affected travel to and from many countries, industrial activity and global supply chains. How do economists estimate the cost of an outbreak of this kind for national and global economies?
An Express Research Group Report: India’s most densely populated district, with the Capital’s lowest number of banks. From its small coaching centres to its little businesses, its open drains to its Metro line, its mixed population to the recent polarisation, what frames the Northeast Delhi violence, leaving 42 dead?
Poverty can be measured in terms of the number of people living below this line (with the incidence of poverty expressed as the head count ratio). The “depth” of poverty indicates how far the poor are below the poverty line.
After a period of divergence, domestic and global food prices are rising in tandem. Coronavirus, global crude prices, and an expected bumper rabi harvest could determine the scenario in the coming months.
The 15th Finance Commission has reduced the vertical devolution from 42% to 41%. It has used the criterion of ‘demographic effort’ to offset the population parameter, but its impact is not entirely clear