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To make sense of the week’s hottest stories in business, economy and markets, senior editors from the Economic Times chat with reporters and industry leaders in this thrice-weekly (Tuesday, Thursday, Friday) podcast.


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Regulating Digital Content

Devina Sengupta November 13, 2020

The government’s move to bring over-the-top (OTT) services such as streaming platforms and digital news channels under the I&B ministry is seen by some as a precursor to content censorship. MediaNama’s founder Nikhil Pahwa and ET’s senior assistant editor Vasudha Venugopal explain the government’s rationale, the impact on the industry and what it could mean for consumers.

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Decoding Battleground Bihar

Rachita Prasad November 12, 2020

The NDA is back in power in Bihar, but this win didn’t come easily. Nitish Kumar will be the chief minister, leading his party as a junior partner of the BJP. Neerja Chowdhury, columnist and political commentator, and ET’s senior assistant editor Kumar Anshuman analyse India’s first election since the Covid-19 outbreak and assess what’s next.

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Are we ready to WhatsApp Pay?

Indulekha Aravind November 10, 2020

WhatsApp Pay finally got the nod to launch last week but with riders. Simultaneously, an unprecedented cap of 30% of monthly UPI transaction volume was announced for all players. We look at the ramifications of these two big developments on a rapidly growing digital payments network.

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The US Presidential Election

Devina Sengupta November 6, 2020

The next US president’s key task will be to return America to global leadership in a world wracked by Covid-19, China’s ambitions and climate change. India will seek more investments and easier visa norms from the US. While Biden has always been supportive of India, Trump has clicked with Modi and a second term could mean business as usual.

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Flipkart Goes Shopping

Arijit Barman November 5, 2020

Flipkart has recently made a number of cherry-picked deals and partnerships. It’s also seen bumper sales during its flagship festive sale. We delve into the company’s strategic focus on wholesale, fashion and grocery and what this means for its plans for an IPO.

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Will India ever get its own Ant?

Indulekha Aravind November 3, 2020

Starting off as a payment unit of Alibaba, Ant is today a fin-tech giant straddling payments, lending, investments, and insurance and is likely to raise over $34 billion in its upcoming listing, making it the world’s biggest IPO. How did it get there, and can India have an Ant equivalent?

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India’s Pollution Crisis

Devina Sengupta October 30, 2020

Winter brings with it the familiar troubles of increased air pollution – this time, the government has proposed a new law to address the crisis in the capital. We discuss how effective that’s likely to be, what the other solutions are and the situation that awaits India’s most polluted cities this smog season.

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Harshad for Millennials

Arijit Barman October 29, 2020

The saga of a scam and a flamboyant stockbroker who turned Public Enemy No. 1 in 1992 has hit a chord among viewers. But why is Harshad Mehta still relevant after all these years and why does a man long dead and gone continue to fascinate many, not just the old-timers?

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Vaccinating a Billion Indians

Indulekha Aravind October 27, 2020

Politicians are promising voters free Covid-19 vaccines. But a vaccine is far from ready. We assess why India may have to wait longer than other countries for the vaccine and what it will take in terms of logistics and costs to protect its over 1.3 billion people from the novel coronavirus.

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India’s Post-Covid Job Market

Devina Sengupta October 23, 2020

Covid-19 led to the worst job crisis in India in decades. As the economy recovers, what will the job market look like in the next few quarters, and which skills will be most in-demand?

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Shoppers vs Slowdown

Arijit Barman October 22, 2020

After months of Covid-19-induced curbs, festive season sales were back with a bang. Customers lapped up mobiles and appliances and even car sales got a bump-up. What made Indian shoppers open their purse strings despite widespread job losses and a battered economy?

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Can Jet Fly Again?

Anjali Venugopalan October 20, 2020

The committee of creditors of Jet Airways has approved a bid by a consortium of investors to acquire the defunct airline. What does this mean for the airline, its employees, and creditors, and will we witness it taking to the skies again?