Behind the somewhat boilerplate pronouncements from the recent annual Central Economic Work Conference of the Chinese Communist Party are clear indications of what the country’s leadership sees as strengths and vulnerabilities in the new year and beyond. More than anything, these priorities underline why India finds itself on the margins of the Asian economic space, writes Shyam Saran
. Read it here
A few entries in the energy and climate calendar for 2021 give reason for optimism, even though the shadow of Covid-19 remains. Vandana Gombar
outlines the main events. Read it here
Since January 2020, bitcoin
has gone up by over 300 per cent, while Ethereum is up 650 per cent but there is no clarity on the regulatory framework for cryptocurrencies in India. The second edit
explains why we urgently need one. Read it here
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