Category: Economics

RTA: A Stepping Stone Or A Stumbling Block In The Process Of Multilateral Trade Liberalization

1. INTRODUCTION: The debate about whether regionalism is the “stepping stone or stumbling block” for multilateral trade liberalisation was first brought up by Jagdish Bhagwati in his writings which have been referred to numerous times in this paper. He has been a staunch supporter of free trade and refers to […]

The Impact Of Foreign Direct Investment In The Retail Sector

Sankalp Shanker Srivastav Editor’s Note: India is witnessing strong growth prospects in organized retailing with foreign retail players willing to make investment in the sub continent. India, being the country with the second most-population, has immense scope for retail expansion as along with time, urbanization and consumerism has also been […]

Definition of License and Granting of License

The usage of license to signify a transaction is widely used by laymen, who rarely think in terms of jural relations. In the following study, the author has made an attempt to explain the meaning of licence and how a licence is granted in India. Moreover, it is important to have an understanding of the difference between a lease (that is a tenancy), easement and a licence under general law so that one knows what one is dealing with in any particular case. Therefore, the author has also sought to draw a line between these concepts.

Economic Scams in India

Anonymous Editor’s note: India has been home to several scams post 1992, resulting to losses amounting to lakhs of crores of rupees to the economy. These include, in reverse chronological order, the 2G scam, Satyam Scandal, UTI Scam, Fodder scam, and the Harshat Mehta scam. Scams may be defined as […]

Political Uncertainty And Economic Stability

By Oyshee Gupta (CNLU Patna) & Suhaas Arora (RGNUL Patiala) EDITOR’S NOTE:- The repercussions are most irreparably felt by the economy.Investors usually evaluate the prospects of investment based on the policies of the incumbent governments as well as the possibility of changes in government. For developing nations, the economy is […]

Corporate Debt Restructuring- Strategies under Indian Legal Regime

Corporate Debt Restructuring (CDR) mechanism is a voluntary non statutory mechanism under which financial institutions and banks come together to restructure the debt of companies facing financial difficulties due to internal or external factors, in order to provide timely support to such companies. The intention behind the mechanism is to revive such companies and also safeguard the interests of the lending institutions and other stakeholders. The CDR mechanism is available to companies who enjoy credit facilities from more than one lending institution. The mechanism allows such institutions, to restructure the debt in a speedy and transparent manner for the benefit of al

While it has proved to be fruitful in many cases, still there is a lot of scope for improvement. Various issues arise such as foreign lender’s reluctance to be a part of the CDR process along with Indian banks, because they feel that the process is more favourable to Indian lenders and could be misused by sertain entities. The analysis shows that many restructured cases turn into bad assets over a period of time. A thrust area which needs a further look-in is the post-restructuring phase which demands heavy monitoring.