Can you imagine a day without cash? The answer is an obvious ‘no’. The rustle of notes and jingle of coins still have the power to light up any face. In fact, more than 99 percent of tr
In April, former Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor Raghuram Rajan launched united payment interface (UPI), a payment technology product by National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI), an umbre
Prime minister Narendra Modi’s dramatic Tuesday evening announcement to scrap currency notes of Rs.500 and Rs.1000 denomination is aimed putting an end to the grey economy,
Like many of us in India, Kenneth Rogoff, a Harvard professor and former chief economist at IMF, backs the logic behind India’s demonetisation and balks at its implementation.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today linked the near lack of public resistance to the Narendra Modi government’s move to ban currency of high denomination to the “aspirational Indians&rd
There are considerable uncertainties over the potential positive effects of demonetisation, said global ratings agency Fitch. “Most importantly, demonetisation is a one-off event. People th
As cash transfer programs continue to grow as major vehicles for social protection, it is increasingly important to understand if these programs break the cycle of intergenerational poverty, or whe