Raja M. Nah discusses how demonetisation has adversely impacted manufacturing and agricultural growth in India, and how cash stringency will compel firms to reduce labour cost and thus reduce income of the working class
Shankar Raghuraman of The Times of India says demonetisation has proved to be a farce. – TRNN/Newsclick Joint Production
Public policy analyst D. Raghunandan discusses India’s new status of Major Defense Partner of the United States. – Newsclick/TRNN Joint Production
Professor C.P. Chandrasekhar says the demonetization of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 banknotes will keep the corrupt unaffected by this scheme while the poor suffer
Sophia Murphy from the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy speaks with Newsclick on how for the past 20 years, the WTO’s Agreement on Agriculture has failed to address basic inequities in world agriculture – Newsclick and TRNN Joint Production
The BRICS banks will need to address the challenge of the IMF’s global hegemony, says Rajat M. Nag, Distinguished Fellow with National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) New Delhi – Newsclick and TRNN Joint Production
The draft of the Paris climate change agreement ignores many submissions by developing countries, breaches India’s non-negotiable red lines, and is inimical to the country’s interests, says D. Raghunandan of the Delhi Science Forum
Baloch nationalism and international economic interests in the region have the potential to disturb India’s relations with Iran and Pakistan, says former Naval Lt. Commander Atul Bhardwaj – TRNN/Newsclick Joint Production
G20 nations represent about 85% of the global GDP and two thirds of the world’s population. G20 summits would be more meaningful if the leaders focus on a few issues and make a concerted attempt to solve them. Instead, as it happened this time in Hangzhou also, a large number of issues are discussed and then remain as mere platitudes. Rajat Nag suggests that given the people and the portion of the global GDP they represent, G20 summits are important, But they need an institutional structure of some kind to give the summits continuity and a narrower focus. They should try and focus on what they can effectively achieve: specifically issues of the global economy, growing inequality, etc.
The G20 summits have been forgettable, says Rajat M. Nag, Distinguished Fellow with National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) New Delhi
Former naval Lt. Commander Atul Bhardwaj says the visit primarily dealt with the arrangements for President Xi Jingping’s visit to the BRICS summit being held in Goa in October 2016.
The right wing interim Government which has no popular mandate is actively considering deeper engagement with the US and EU and breaking ranks with developing countries at the WTO, says economist Adhemar Mineiro – Newsclick and TRNN Joint Production
Under President Michel Temer, Brazil’s economic and political paralysis has deepened. With the Dilma Rousseff impeachment vote at the Senate planned for after the 2016 Olympics, the situation is rife with alarming possibilities. – A Joint TRNN and Newsclick Production
Newsclick interviewed Seema Mustafa, senior journalist and a foreign policy expert, on PM Modi’s 4th visit to the United States. Even as the Indian media is going gaga over Prime Minister Modi’s visit, it seems to have achieved very little. This visit, initiated at India’s behest, saw Modi addressing the US Congress, a joint statement by the two governments, and atmospherics typical of his foreign trips. In concrete terms, while no major agreement such as the Logistics Service Agreement has been signed, both sides talked of being “allies” and “partners”, a significant departure from India’s foreign policy