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Demonetisation can permanently damage India’s informal economy

Demonetisation can permanently damage India’s informal economy

The government's diktat shows authoritarian attitude and a vision of governance tilted against the poor in favour of the rich, argues Subhanil Chowdhury.

Trump Wins: Welcome to the new world

Trump Wins: Welcome to the new world

What Americans have done today is historic. They may not have made history by electing the first female president but they have, unintentionally, initiated steps towards a retreat.

The Paris Agreement: Now We Need to Move the Money

The Paris Agreement: Now We Need to Move the Money

Aligning the world’s financial system with the needs of climate action and sustainable development is every bit as important as emission reduction pathways and removing fossil fuel subsidies.

Goa as Today’s Geopolitical Fulcrum

Goa as Today’s Geopolitical Fulcrum

The BRICS may suffer temporary setbacks owing to diverging national interests, but this will not derail the group aimed at fostering a more just world, writes a former Russian diplomat.

Multilateralism: A big plus for BRICS

Multilateralism: A big plus for BRICS

Multilateralism is high on BRICS’s agenda and its most ‘tasteful’ flavour has been in the inclusion of non-BRICS members, especially, from within the host’s Asian neighbourhood, writes Sadiki.

India and OBOR: It’s Not Complicated

India and OBOR: It’s Not Complicated

Indian engagement is an opportunity to shape China’s ‘One Belt, One Road’ initiative to Delhi's needs and interests, says Jabin T. Jacob.

Political consensus can enhance BRICS power

Political consensus can enhance BRICS power

Intra-BRICS trade ties must be enhanced as trade and economic growth are tied in a cause-effect cycle, and thus feed off one another, writes Bajpai.

At the end of Obama’s term, Sino-US ties more complex than ever before

At the end of Obama’s term, Sino-US ties more complex than ever before

The recent downward spiral in relations between the world's most powerful countries is owing to a souring of strategic trust, writes Dingli.

The ANC’s slow decline

The ANC’s slow decline

Rival and upcoming political parties have been capitalizing on the ANC's vulnerabilities, says economic strategist Thabi Leoka.

Q&A: Russia’s ACRA looks to Eurasia, BRICS

Q&A: Russia’s ACRA looks to Eurasia, BRICS

Understanding specifics of local economies and incorporating regional factors into the structure of credits ratings within various industries is ACRA's focus, says Trofimova.