Happy New Year!
The nation is now in the throes of a keenly contested general election to choose Members of Parliament (MPs) who will represent the people in the ‘house of representatives’ called the Lok Sabha. The next government will also be formed based on these elections. Policy making is at low ebb these days because of these elections that is seeing millions of the electorate exercising their franchise. Once the elections are over by the last fortnight of May 2019, a new government will take office. Hopefully, the new government will plunge headlong into policy making to take the economy on a growth path. From the campaigning by political parties it would appear that the new government will focus not only on a high growth path but also aim at social welfare to create employment and jobs for those who need them and raise their general economic status. In other words, the economy and the markets will occupy centre stage of the new government’s attention in the coming few months.
Even as the country expectantly awaits the end of elections and a new government, your very own The Finapolis completes one year in its present avatar. It’s just a coincidence that this happens at the time of new -year according to Hindu calendar which is being celebrated in most parts of the country. The Finapolis, a weekly e-paper, which earlier appeared as a printed monthly, is thus now more contemporary than it’ s earlier version. By all indicators, the readers have liked this switch over. This is especially because an e-paper can be transmitted faster and allows ease of reading – especially for the new contemporary generation which uses tablets and PCs more than the previous generations. Over the next one year, not only do we propose to expand the coverage of The Finapolis by introducing new sections and broadening the content of the weekly but also aim to be on the top of the job by closely examining government policies and suggesting ways in which they can be made more effective. We will closely look at the workings of the equity and debt markets, the corporate sector and the money market and also examine how competitive our industry is compared to international competitors. This is especially necessary as the Indian economy becomes more integrated into the global economy.
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Thanks and the best wishes for the New Year