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Market discipline

News from India - 13. February 2018 - 19:37
The insolvency and bankruptcy code will now be tested to the hilt as RBI has decided to shut down the numerous schemes for bad loan resolution

Decentralized urban management

News from India - 13. February 2018 - 18:22
All it needs is for us to let go of our preconceptions about how our cities should be managed, and embrace a decentralized future

Zero-sum thinking makes our fights worse

News from India - 13. February 2018 - 18:01
In a world of slow growth, inequality and reduced opportunity, there’s a tendency to think that one can be enriched only if one’s neighbour is beggared

Budget 2018: broad look at social goals

News from India - 13. February 2018 - 12:12
The Budget continues the government’s focus on enabling households, particularly low and middle income households, to gain access to a bundle of services

Cruising to safety: Improving man overboard detection with new international guidelines

News from ISO - 13. February 2018 - 9:37
Cruising never ceases to grow in popularity. Yet, what few like to consider is the small but real number of holidaymakers who fall overboard. New international guidelines from ISO aim to provide a boost...

IISD/ENB+ @ WUF9 | 13 Feb 2018 | Kuala Lumpur, MY | IISD Reporting Services

News from IISD - 13. February 2018 - 8:39
On Tuesday, 13 February 2018, IISD Reporting Services, through its ENB+ Meeting Coverage, covered the 9th Session of the World Urban Forum (WUF9) - Cities 2030, Cities for All: Implementing the New Urban Agenda, from 7 to 13 February 2018, from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

ISRO and UN: 50 years together

News from India - 12. February 2018 - 23:09
It’s been 50 years since 2 February 1968 when the Thumba Equatorial Rocket Launch Station was dedicated to the United Nations by India, and still ISRO continues to grow as an institution

Aadhaar: Universal access is for the greater good

News from India - 12. February 2018 - 23:08
Former UIDAI chairman Nandan Nilekani on the benefits of Aadhaar, including introducing e-KYC

RBI should be held to higher standards

News from India - 12. February 2018 - 21:19
Public interest will be better protected if experts and commentators hold the RBI to the same standards that they apply to the government

The Indian economy’s bond market challenge

News from India - 12. February 2018 - 21:03
While the overall economic outlook is positive, relatively lower market interest rates would have further supported the recovery

From ‘pakoras’ to payrolls

News from India - 12. February 2018 - 20:32
The answer that the electorate is seeking is not some confusing estimates of employment but whether the govt has brought real improvement in living conditions

A mini Minsky moment

News from India - 12. February 2018 - 19:51
The market fall has led to blood-letting among investors who were betting on what are known as short-volatility financial products

Monkeys and technology

News from India - 12. February 2018 - 19:49
Promising new technologies have the potential to make much of the world’s current animal research obsolete

Waivers, round two

News from India - 12. February 2018 - 19:39
Will other state governments facing elections this year repeat the folly of farm loan waivers, as Rajasthan has done?

Lessons from a slow-motion robot takeover

News from India - 12. February 2018 - 19:35
Cotton harvesting is now dominated by machines. But it took decades to happen

India can win by continuing to innovate

News from India - 12. February 2018 - 19:35
Protectionism in the digital space will hurt Indian companies, consumers and governance priorities in the long run

Why central bankers can’t follow the markets

News from India - 12. February 2018 - 19:30
Doing so can bring both short-termism and populism into central bank policies; neither of these is desirable

Biofuels: an opportunity for India

News from India - 12. February 2018 - 19:29
A ready solution to north India’s pollution problem is biofuel-driven buses, which can be easily deployed at short notice

SoftBank’s Masayoshi Son bets on a world without car crashes

News from India - 12. February 2018 - 15:00
While Masayoshi Son’s seemingly random holdings perplex analysts, one consistent theme is SoftBank’s backing of ride-hailing giants Uber, Didi Chuxing, Ola and Grab

It’s tough to deal with losses, but you must

News from India - 12. February 2018 - 12:49
Losing money on an investment is like smelling rotten food. We try to move away from it, wipe it off our memory and want to wash our hands off it


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