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Policymakers need to carefully weigh the costs and benefits of foreign debt in the present economic circumstances. Photo: Aniruddha Chowdhury/Mint

Dollar debt

1 min read . 28 Dec 2017
There’s no doubt RBI needs to sharpen its inflation forecasting model. But the argument that it should change policy direction based on the latest announced inflation number is based on a misunderstanding of the inflation-targeting concept. Photo: Bloomberg (Bloomberg)

Inflation concerns

1 min read . 19 Nov 2017
Demonetisation and RERA have both hit the sector hard. Photo: Ramesh Pathania/Mint (Ramesh Pathania/Mint)

Realty blues

1 min read . 12 Oct 2017
The Supreme Court of India. Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint (Pradeep Gaur/Mint)

A step forward

1 min read . 11 Oct 2017
Even though the risk of protectionism has reduced somewhat, the evolving nature of trade warrants greater global cooperation. Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint (Pradeep Gaur/Mint)

Sustaining growth

1 min read . 11 Oct 2017
Richard H. Thaler, the winner of the 2017 Nobel Prize in economics. Photo: Ramesh Pathania/Mint (Ramesh Pathania/Mint)

Richard Thaler’s win

1 min read . 09 Oct 2017
Finance minister Arun Jaitley has spoken of eventually reducing the number of slabs. This is essential. Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint (Pradeep Gaur/Mint)

Improving GST

1 min read . 08 Oct 2017
Restrictions on political speech are particularly worrisome in a democracy; thus, any further constraints are unwelcome. Photo: Mint (Mint)

Future of free speech

1 min read . 06 Oct 2017
RBI has estimated that a 100 bps increase in fiscal deficit could lead to a permanent increase of 50 bps in inflation. Photo: Aniruddha Chowdhury/Mint (Aniruddha Chowdhury/Mint)

Empirical talk

1 min read . 05 Oct 2017
The World Trade Organization has been saying for some time that global trade is getting back on track. Photo: Bloomberg (Bloomberg)

Catching the tide

1 min read . 03 Oct 2017
Reinstating the right to property as a fundamental right would be a good way to bolster the freedom of Indians. Photo: Ramesh Pathania/Mint

Economic freedom

1 min read . 18 Jul 2017
For Aadhaar’s privacy issues to be truly resolved, the government, not just the Supreme Court, will have to act. Photo: Mint

Defining privacy

1 min read . 13 Jul 2017
Rural development minister Narendra Singh Tomar on the occasion of World Water Day Wednesday reiterated the govt’t commitment to providing tap water supply on a sustained basis to every household by 2030. Photo: HT

Providing water

1 min read . 23 Mar 2017
The ‘living entity’ tag from Uttarakhand high court gives the Ganga and Yamuna rivers legal rights equal to humans. Photo: HT

Rights of rivers

1 min read . 21 Mar 2017
French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron says Paris and Berlin must work together to bolster the European  Union, or it may not exist in a decade. Photo: Jean-Philippe Ksiazek/AFP

The EU in limbo

1 min read . 06 Feb 2017
Finance minister Arun Jaitley presented the Union Budget 2017 in Parliament on Wednesday. Photo: PTI

Unlocking value

1 min read . 03 Feb 2017
Photo: AFP (AFP)

Farewell, captain!

1 min read . 06 Jan 2017
Lt Gen. Bipin Rawat superseded two officers senior to him—and in the army, as in most other arms of the state, seniority is a favoured metric. Photo:

Baseless accusations

1 min read . 18 Dec 2016
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House prices

1 min read . 14 Dec 2016
Saudi Arabia’s energy and industry minister, Khalid Al-Falih. Much will depend on how the oil production cut is implemented. Photo: Bloomberg

The oil story

1 min read . 02 Dec 2016