Biswajit Dhar

Addressing dependence on China as trade rises

Less than a year and a half following the initiatives of the government to decouple from China, India’s trade links with its northern neighbour have increased like never before.

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India’s export performance may save its economy

Although domestic demand remained at a low ebb, the economy was kept buoyed by strong export growth. The current fiscal may end with trade playing an important growth trigger.

01 Jan 2022

India needs a comprehensive agricultural policy

For almost every sector of the economy, governments have laid down clear policies. But for farming, they never went beyond a draft prepared by the NDA at the turn of the millennium

03 Dec 2021

Expectations from WTO’s 12th ministerial meet

Thus, trade has become a driver for many economies including India, compensating for the continued sluggishness in domestic demand.

07 Nov 2021

US moves can aid China’s economic expansion plans

Biden’s foreign policy initiative in the Indo-Pacific hinges solely on forging a strategic partnership. The critical economic dimension has been ignored, at least for now,

08 Oct 2021

No, the Indian economy has not rebounded yet

The government’s reading of the Q1 FY22 GDP numbers was that the economy is on course for a ‘V-shaped’ recovery. How correct is this observation?

11 Sep 2021

Agri exports from India rise, but can this last?

While favourable conditions continue to exist, persistent discordant voices against India’s exports that have been heard in the WTO in the past seem to be getting louder

12 Aug 2021

Analysing India’s recent trade performance

While the big picture looks promising, one has to drill a bit deeper to understand how much the increase in exports would translate into meaningful job creation

16 Jul 2021

What do the GDP numbers mean for our economy?

Policy measures like the PLI Scheme can go a long way in improving supply side constraints, but these may not be enough if the demand side continues to remain sluggish

18 Jun 2021