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Telecom Imports Putting Pressure on Security, Forex Reserves

Reading Time: 5 minutesOf all the current sources of telecom imports, China is the largest. At the same time, China also poses the biggest threat to the country’s domestic security. The need to kick start electronics manufacturing in India has to be one of the government’s key domestic priorities.  The government must protect the interests of its own […]

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Can the Indian Elephant Contain the Chinese Dragon: Why ASEAN Matters so Much for India?

Reading Time: 5 minutesIndia’s share in world trade is stuck at around 1.8 percent since 2011, whereas that for China is close to 12 percent. For the Indian elephant to catch the Chinese dragon at the halfway mark by 2020, the export figure needs to grow in excess of 30 percent annually. Indeed, a hard task at hand. […]

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China Factor in Trade and Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Essential for Economic Growth

Reading Time: 4 minutesThailand’s ambassador to India and a key official convening the ASEAN-India summit this week, Chutintorn Sam Gongsakdi said before the media that India needs to focus on the China factor in the trade. He urged the need to find a solution to the RCEP (Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership) opening the door for China and actually […]

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Governance System: Has our Institutions failed the Indian People?

Reading Time: 4 minutesAn Oxfarm annual survey said that the richest one percent Indians cornered 73 percent of the wealth generated in the country and some 67 crore Indians, comprising the country’s poorest people, saw their wealth rise by just one percent. Worse still, over 30 percent of all Indians survived on a daily income of fewer than […]

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Is the Stock Market Overvalued?

Reading Time: 5 minutesThere are various metrics to measure the value of a stock market. The most common or popular is Earning per share, or EPS, for short. That one metric gives a bird’s eye view of the performance of stock markets, as well as individual stocks, informs Tarun, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. Writing […]

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Will Sops in the Forthcoming Budget Undo the Ills of Two Mammoth Steps, Demonetisation and GST?

Reading Time: 4 minutesA populist budget with more sops is expected. The Modi government would justify the reasons for the two mammoth steps, demonetisation and GST, aimed at cleaning the economy. These policies made in the dark, reasons Navodita, our Associate Editor, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. This year’s budget is going to be around […]

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Bitcoin: Every New Bubble is the Same Old Story

Reading Time: 5 minutesBitcoin is a virtual currency, which is generated through a mathematical formula by a computer software at regular time intervals. By 2040, 21 million bitcoins would be generated, explains Tarun, analysing how it works, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. As I was leaving the clinic, my good friend, a specialist doctor asked, […]

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How Reliable Are the Indian Banks?

Reading Time: 5 minutesWill the FRDI Bill become a law with enhanced investor protection, as per the assurance of the finance ministry? Tarun examines the debate on the said Bill, in the weekly column, exclusively from Different Truths. A ball, when set in motion, will continue to roll unless stopped by an external force. Similar is the case […]

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Out of the Box Ideas to Kick-start the Economy

Reading Time: 4 minutesTarun offers a few out of the box ideas to kick-start the Indian economy, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths.  The economy is going well, right? After all, the government taxes and tax base have both increased by a factor of many times. This surely would mean that people are making good bucks, […]

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