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How Merkel Has Gambled Away Her EU Power

With her refugee policies, Chancellor Merkel has isolated Germany to a greater degree than any of her predecessors. The Balkan Route has been closed …

Europe

Getting smart with public transport

India’s urban mobility options have a notorious blind spot: reliable information. Cities are a maze to navigate, especially if you use public …

Smart Cities

Real GDP is growing at 5%, not 7.1%

Are our gross domestic product (GDP) numbers credible? Many commentators have expressed their doubts. But no one has yet identified problems with the …

The White Ghetto

In Appalachia the country is beautiful and the society is broken.<p><i>Owsley County, Ky. —</i> There are lots of diversions in the Big White Ghetto, the vast …

To This Day

Does India have too many banks? Or too few?

Policy statements over the years on this issue have had an element of schizophrenia—sometimes making the case for bank consolidation, while at other …

How realistic are promises of doubling farm incomes?

While announcing an increase in rural spending, finance minister Arun Jaitley also set himself a target of doubling “the income of farmers by 2022” …

Budget 2016: intent positive, delivery suspect

On the eve of the Union budget, the International Monetary Fund’s staff note for the recent G20 meeting held over the weekend in Shanghai delivered a …

Deficit vs growth consciousness

Acouple of days ago, I had posted an article in my blog as to how I would evaluate the Indian budget, and the budget delivered by the finance …

Farm economics in budget 2016

Finance minister Arun Jaitley said in his budget speech on Monday that the government will reorient its interventions in the farm and non-farm …

An impetus for making in India

The Union budget echoed the government’s “reform to transform” agenda, built on nine distinct pillars, including focus on agriculture and farmers’ …

The bitter reality behind the ‘pro-farmer’ budget

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has discovered the rural and agricultural sector and announced what it claims is a “pro-village, pro-poor, …

Budget’s impact on renewable energy

At the UN Climate Change Conference held in Paris in 2015, India put forth its strong commitment towards clean energy and announced its climate …

Arun Jaitley’s amnesty scheme for black money holders may help repair banks

<b>Singapore:</b> It’s not just taxpayers who will make Indian banks whole. Tax cheats are being pressed into service as well.<p>State-run Indian lenders are …

A new paradigm for agriculture?

The Union Budget 2016-17, seeking to “transform India”, has been hailed for its emphasis on agricultural growth and sustainability. Symbolically, the …

Financing Expenditure 2016

There are very many good initiatives within the Budget, but the extra-budgetary vehicles for market borrowing lack transparency.<p>Union Budget 2016 has …

Why a green budget is good for the economy

Making a country’s budget green is not about how much money is allotted to tiger or forest protection. It is about integrating it into every aspect …

Telecom: strangling the goose that lays the govt’s golden eggs

The successful March 2015 spectrum auction had garnered bids worth Rs.1.1 trillion. Photo: Mint<p>While the broad markets have risen by 5.4% in the past …

Budget Verdict: Focus on most critical sectors of economy

A day after the budget was presented, minister of state for finance Jayant Sinha, along with members of the finance ministry including economic …

Will a new credit rating system for infrastructure projects help?

<b>Mumbai:</b> Finance minister Arun Jaitley on Monday announced the formation of a new credit rating system for infrastructure projects in the country for …

EPF roll-back no exception, budget proposals have been retracted even in the past

<b>New Delhi:</b> Two days after he proposed a tax on withdrawal from the Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF) contributions in his budget speech, Finance …

Budget misses vital spark to kindle animal spirits in economy: V. Anantha Nageswaran

<b>Singapore:</b> The Indian budget ticked most of the boxes on fiscal prudence and on specific initiatives, but has failed to provide the vital spark that …

Monetary Policy Committee to start operations from September

A new monetary policy committee that will move interest rate setting powers from RBI Governor to a broader panel is likely to start functioning by …

Economics

Was Indira Gandhi right to use air power against her own countrymen?

OPEN TO OPINION<p>The government gave a free hand to the Army to use the most brutal methods.<p>POLITICS<p>| In real time | 5-minute read | 06-03-2016<p>Shekhar …

The Shifting Political Economy of Centrally Sponsored Schemes

Action now shifts to the states which will have the first real opportunity to react to a new, and still evolving fiscal landscape<p>One of the most …

Union Budget 2016

Reactions to and reviews of the Union Budget 2016, presented in the Lok Sabha by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on February 29th, …

India

What's Going On in Germany?

If you try to read about what’s going on with Germany’s Energiewende, it sometimes seems as if you’re reading about two different countries.<p>Read the …

Renewable Energy

List of Power Plants

The Bundesnetzagentur's list of power plants and the information on new plant capacity and plant closures are updated on a regular basis.<p>Energy …

Kraftwerksliste

Aktuelle Erzeugungsanlagen<p>Die Kraftwerksliste der Bundesnetzagentur und die Veröffentlichung zum Zu- und Rückbau von Kraftwerken werden regelmäßig …