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November 12, 2015

Foreign Debt of India Inc and Currency Risk

By Dr. Martin Patrick* The latest RBI data shows that external commercial borrowings from March 2014 to March 2015 increased by 32 per cent to $ 181.9 billion. It has jumped by 21 per cent over 2013-14. This is 38 […]
November 3, 2015

Shadow Banking: Lessons from International Experience

By Dr. Martin Patrick* Shadow banking has grown even more rapidly than the official banking sector in the international world Since the 1980s. It grew in size dramatically after the year 2000 and plays an increasingly critical role in lending […]
October 29, 2015

The Dragon wants clear skies – Chinese Climate Resolve

By Vinny Davis* Air pollution is vitiating the skies of Beijing like never before, prompting questions about the viability of coal-fired economic development. This air-borne pollution and its particulate matter (aerosols) have dire consequences for climatic and weather patterns across […]
October 24, 2015

Determinants of the Cochin Corporation Election

Gowri S, who interned at CPPR, try’s to understand what according to local politicians are the determinants for the upcoming Cochin corporation elections. Read more at http://reinventingcochin.blogspot.in/2015/10/determinantsof-cochin-corporation.html
October 14, 2015

Will the Climate change at The city of lights ?!

Sanjay Menon, Research Intern at CPPR introspects the challenges on climate talks at the Paris Conference. Read more at http://cppr.blogspot.in/2015/10/will-climate-change-at-city-of-lights.html
October 10, 2015

Towards a path of achievable INDCs

By Vinny Davis* The planet is warming up, and over 20 warmest years have been recorded since the 1980s. Unsurprisingly July 2015 was the warmest globally in the last 136 years. It was a grim reminder of how climate change […]
October 10, 2015

Will the Indian real estate market bubble burst?

  By Pooja Sundaresh* The real estate prices in Indian Metros have soared in several cities in India; some cities have witnessed a ten-fold increase in property prices over the past decade. The period of great moderation in the western […]
October 10, 2015

Private universities: A healing agent to the forever sickest kid of the Government, ‘the Higher Education Sector’

By Dhanuraj & Deepthi Mary Mathew* Even with its claim of 100% of literacy, the quality of higher education in the state is always under scrutiny. The Universities in the state are often characterised by their out modelled courses, outdated syllabus […]
October 7, 2015

Nepal Political Tussle : Another Humanitarian crisis in the Offing?

Ms Vinny Davis, Managing Associate of CPPR Centre for Strategic Studies (CSS) writes in CPPR Blog, How the current political situation in Nepal can be a potential humanitarian crisis. Read more about this at our blog http://cppr.blogspot.in/2015/10/nepal-political-crisis-how-long-can.html
October 2, 2015

Should Common Man worry of India’s low inflation!

  By Dr Martin Patrick* India has been passing through a low inflationary regime for the past nine months. Still the RBI Governor mentions about the inflationary concern and hence an eligible rate cut was denied to the society. Common […]
October 1, 2015

Capitalization of Public Sector Banks based on their Efficiency-An Evaluation

Dr Lekshmi Nair* As a part of the Indhradhanush plan for revamping the Public Sector Banks (PSBs), the Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, in August this year, announced the decision to infuse capital selectively into PSBs. The scheme is based […]
September 23, 2015

How Climate Change is secretly disrupting Ghana’s city life?

By Roshni Rajiv* The city of Accra came to a standstill due to the magnitude of monsoon floods earlier this year. The city stood perplexed to a staggering toll of loss of over 200 human lives, irreparable damage to public […]
September 22, 2015

Japan: A Pacifist Embrace of  Militarism- Or was it the other way round?

By Ms Vinny Davis* Collective Security dictum of “all for one and one for all” rationale for global peacekeeping missions will now be applicable to Japan. The significant changes in the pacifist constitution of Japan to make its defence forces […]
September 21, 2015

The over hyped Fed interest hike!!

By Deepthi Mary Mathew * The much hyped Fed interest rate hike didn’t materialise. It all began in 2008, when Fed (Federal Reserve System) slashed the interest rate to zero and it even switched to quantitative easing programme to make […]
September 18, 2015

How will India set its sails through the muddy waters of Enrica Lexie case

  By Harisankar K S* More than two years ago, this author had an opportunity to reflect on the two significant legal issues of coastal state jurisdiction and sovereign functional immunity surrounding the Enrica Lexie incident, at European Journal of International […]