Regional Economy by Amita Batra
Professor of Economics, Centre for South Asian Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University
19th Party Congress: Understanding the Economics in Xiâ€™s Speech
Amita Batra · 30 Oct, 2017 · 5385
A big event this October was President Xi’s address to the 19th Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC). While marking his attainment of cult status, Xi’s speech, as widely reported, is also a definitive statement of Ch ...
India's Trade Options
Amita Batra · 28 Sep, 2017 · 5370
The Indo-Pacific economic space continues to be open to reconfiguration, triggered as it has been by the US withdrawal from the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) earlier this year. There have since been many conjectures on how the region ma ...
Pakistanâ€™s Economy: Significance of MSCI Elevation and FTSE Inclusion
Amita Batra · 20 Mar, 2017 · 5248
Two positive developments that have been announced and will see implementation in the coming week and in the month of May augur rather well for an economy that has for long shown below average economic performance and weak macroeconomic f ...
G20 Summit 2016: A Lost Opportunity?
Amita Batra · 19 Sep, 2016 · 5131
The eleventh meeting of the Group of 20 countries (G20) was held in the city of Hangzhou in China, 4-5 September. This was the first ever meeting of the group in China and the second in Asia after the 2010 meeting in Seoul. The theme of t ...
GST: Facilitating Indiaâ€™s Domestic, Regional and Global Integration
Amita Batra · 16 Aug, 2016 · 5105
After being first suggested by the Kelkar Task Force on indirect taxes over a decade ago, the Goods and Services Tax (GST) is now ready to see the light of day, thus marking a major step forward in indirect tax reform in India; and thereb ...
Brexit Consequences: Complexities and Uncertainties
Amita Batra · 13 Jul, 2016 · 5082
Brexit, that is, Britain’s decision to leave the European
Union was announced on the 23rd of June. The announcement led to an immediate
and sharp decline in the value of the British Pound (GBP). The stock markets in
Britain and a ...
Changing Regional Contours and Imperatives for India
Amita Batra · 13 Jun, 2016 · 5057
That the centre of gravity of the global economy has shifted to Asia over the last decade and a half is known and accepted. China, India and some emerging market economies from Southeast/East Asia contributed significantly to this shift. ...
India and the APEC
Amita Batra · 13 Feb, 2015 · 4834
The foreign ministers of Russia, China and India at the end of their deliberations in Beijing last week issued a comprehensive joint communiqué that included a recommendation for India’s inclusion in the Asia Pacific Economic C ...
IPCS Forecast: South Asian Regional Integration
Amita Batra · 12 Jan, 2015 · 4803
In May 2014, when India made the unprecedented gesture of inviting the heads of all SAARC member-countries for the oath taking ceremony of its new Prime Minister, hopes were raised that a new beginning for regional cooperation in South As ...
South Asia: Rupee Regionalisation and Intra-regional Trade Enhancement
Amita Batra · 23 Dec, 2014 · 4784
The year 2014 is likely to close with the Indian rupee among the best performing major emerging market currencies against the US dollar. The fall in rupee value over the year has been marginal even while some of the other emerging market ...