Impact of Personal Data Protection Bill on the Health Insurance Market

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While the introduction of this bill is in the right direction, certain provisions are a cause for concern as they seek to provide blanket powers to the state. Additionally, provisions for data localisation, cross border data transfer restrictions and compliances are expected to add a significant financial burden on insurers.

Understanding Cyclicality of Fiscal Policy, High Fiscal Deficit in Union Budget 2021-22: Implications on Inflation

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In sum, revenue contraction, expenditure-side stimulus measures, and low denominator GDP – these three factors have collectively contributed to the high fiscal deficit in 2020-21 RE.

Banking Crisis and Trilateral tussle between RBI, Government and NBFCs

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The major catalyst for any country’s economy is the banking sector. It is the major source of financial resources for capital-intensive sectors such as infrastructure, automobiles, iron and steel, industrials and high-growth sectors such as pharmaceuticals, healthcare and consumer discretionary.

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KYC: Know Your Central bank

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Yet another resignation of the Central bank’s Governor, Urjit Patel, mentioning “personal reasons” especially during the time when the tussle between the Central Government and RBI is evident, has surely raised many eyebrows. Earlier, Former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan had resigned on 4 September 2016 as the 23rd Governor of […]


The “STANCE” change -Bidisha Bhattacharya

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The decision taken by the Central Bank on Thursday, 7th of February not only did surprise economists but market watchers as well. Whereas the unanimous decision of changing the monetary policy stance from ‘calibrated tightening’ to ‘neutral’ seemed plausible, the cutting of the repurchase rate by 25 basis points didn’t […]