Best of BS Opinion: The antibiotics challenge, warship woes, and more

From the risks associated with extending price caps on drugs to the reasons why RCEP should be at the top of India's geo-political agenda, here's a selection of Business Standard Opinion pieces for the day.

Is size an advantage for pursuing the objectives of public sector banking? What is the role of India’s financial sector in achieving the $5-trillion economy target? How ready is the Indian Navy to deal with the challenge posed by China? Alokananda Chakraborty sums up.

As the country moves to universal health care, it should move away from arbitrary price controls for drugs, argues our top edit. Read on... 

It is time for the government to set a clear road map, allocate the finances needed and facilitate the Navy in creating the capability needed for supporting India’s strategic vision in the Indo-Pacific region, says our second edit. Click here to read...

Regulation and supervision of all banks should be made ownership neutral, writes YV Reddy, a former RBI governor. Read on...

The government is taking the right steps to address the issue of high cost of funds. Greater credit discipline by
borrowers would help, writes Aditya Puri, managing director of HDFC Bank. Click here to read...

The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership or RCEP is undoubtedly a challenge but it's worth the effort, writes Rajeev Kher, a former commerce secretary and distinguished fellow at RIS. Read on...

There is so much demand for video content, even old movies and television shows are being repurposed for the smart phone, writes Ambi Parameswaran, independent brand strategist and founder, brand-building.com. Click here to read...

Quote of the day

“Privacy is gone, period. What we need is regulation to ensure that privacy is not exploited."

 
 Infosys co-founder S (Kris) Gopalakrishnan 


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