VIKASA April Newsletter

FORBES: INDIA IS POISED TO BECOME THE WORLD’S FIFTH LARGEST ECONOMY India is on track to overtake the United Kingdom to become the world’s fifth largest economy in 2018, according to data and forecasts from the International Monetary Fund. Don’t blame Brexit; the UK is coming off its eighth straight year of growth and its…

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Everything has changed

Since the fallout of the financial crisis, we seem to be living in a disrupted world. Financial markets which are supposed to be a platform for promoting economic productivity, now largely function as speculative markets. Cash, once the safest investment and crowned as king, might be in danger due to negative interest rates and imposed…

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Complacency Syndrome

Two major events left many people agape in May. Firstly, in one of the most remarkable triumphs in British politics, a Muslim became the mayor of London. Secondly, the US President decision to visit Hiroshima not only demonstrates forward-looking mind set but showcases that developed countries do not give in to complacency. They embraced changes…

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Structural Reforms

In the aftermath of the financial crisis since 2008, the one tagline which keeps on bugging us is ‘structural reforms’. What are ‘Structural Reforms’ and why the hype around the world? As per The Economist, structural reforms mean changes to the way government works. To put this into context, let’s extrapolate by taking an example.…

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Elegant India

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of India? Pollution, poverty, over-population, snake charmers. Actually none of the above are true. Today, India stands as a beacon of hope and economic dynamism. Whereas many economies, advanced and developing, are experiencing a growing sense of economic woes, India is engineering itself to…

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The showdown on Infrastructure Development in India

After evaluating key measures in the 2015 Indian budget,it is strongly believed that infrastructure investing may chart the country’s trajectory into the next stage of economic development. Upgrading and developing infrastructure have always been at the heart of economic development. Infrastructure may be defined as the essential facilities and services upon which economic productivity of…

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