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Angela Merkel wins despite disappointing everyone

10. October 2017 - 20:15
The chancellor is on track to make a viable coalition deal with the Greens and the liberal Free Democratic Party

The spirit of independence remains unaddressed

10. October 2017 - 20:14
Successive reforms have placed great responsibilities on the institution of independent directors

A new industrial policy for Bharat

10. October 2017 - 19:47
India’s new industrial policy must focus on improving overall competitiveness and avoid the lure of protectionism

Blockchain smartphones: worth the hype?

10. October 2017 - 16:48
Will a blockchain smartphone solve the security issues of a smartphone? Is there a mass market for such phones?

Richard Thaler: A Nobel Prize for humility in the field of economics

10. October 2017 - 14:37
Richard Thaler ’s out to create a new paradigm — one that doesn’t rely on a grand unified theory of human behaviour.

Regulation 3.0—Indian Mutual Funds

10. October 2017 - 13:41
The Sebi circular on mutual fund schemes’ categorization and rationalization aims to declutter the industry and make it easier for investors to compare schemes of various fund houses

5 things to consider before moving to Software as a Service

10. October 2017 - 11:16
If you are considering a SaaS model, you are likely moving in the right direction, but before you take the plunge, here are a few things to consider

Tata Group’s tortured tryst with telecom

10. October 2017 - 8:43
As chairman N. Chandrasekaran seeks a final solution to Tata’s telecom travails, there will be few tears shed about the disappearance of the Tata Teleservices brand

Thomas Piketty makes a worrying point about India

10. October 2017 - 5:09
India is more unequal today, according to Lucas Chancel and Thomas Piketty, than at any time since the British Raj

Demonetisation’s blow to microfinance sector

9. October 2017 - 22:51
Demonetisation has adversely affected the growth in clients, loans disbursed and repayment rates

A brave new India

9. October 2017 - 22:08
The tentacles of the state are now reaching deep into the informal economy, thanks to structural economic reforms such as GST and demonetisation

Price discrimination online

9. October 2017 - 20:25
Even 10% of customers being price-discriminated against by online marketplaces in goods and services is a sufficient opening to allow new competitors plenty of room to manoeuver

Richard Thaler’s win

9. October 2017 - 20:16
As one of the founders of behavioural economics, Nobel laureate Richard Thaler showed the relevance of other social sciences in economic analysis

The demonetization of minimum wage laws

9. October 2017 - 20:12
The neo-classical obsession with textbook-based harmful effects has sought to displace the redistributive potential of minimum wages

Spain’s troubles are Europe’s opportunity

9. October 2017 - 20:06
Catalonia provides an excellent case study of Europe’s broader conundrum

Building businesses in Bharat’s regressive legal framework

9. October 2017 - 20:05
The true potential of our country’s entrepreneurial talent shall be realized only when our legal framework facilitates an environment where ‘the mind is without fear’

The twin revenge

9. October 2017 - 20:04
While demonetisation has been the revenge of the moral police, GST is a twin revenge—the revenge of the moral police and the revenge of the bean counter

Financial stability in the age of crises

9. October 2017 - 19:59
Asian countries, such as India, have leaders in the active use of macroprudential policies to correct asset price misalignments and limit systemic risks

Corporate taxes must evolve with global trade

9. October 2017 - 19:46
Regulatory regimes haven’t caught up with the rapid growth of international trade in services

An economics heathen wins the economics Nobel

9. October 2017 - 18:47
The repercussions of Richard H. Thaler’s work in helping organizations better understand human behaviour—and why traditional economics has failed so badly at this—are hard to overstate