IMA Analysis

Browse through IMA India’s extensive library of research-based papers, conclusions papers, monthly and quarterly updates, and opinion pieces on the macro-economy, politics and policy-making, geo-politics, and business strategy and operations

  • Ashish Chopra: Secrets In Viral Video Marketing

    Monday February 4, 2019

    By 2020, India’s 400-million strong internet user base is set to grow to 730 million and the smartphone user base to 702 million.
  • Artificial Intelligence in Brand Strategy

    Monday January 21, 2019

    The tools of artificial intelligence (AI) are evolving rapidly and, in several aspects, have begun to surpass humans.
  • A Mixed Picture

    Monday November 5, 2018

    For now, world growth is strong, led by a resurgent America. However, the upward cycle may begin to turn with a host of risks starting to play out.
  • The Employment Conundrum.

    Wednesday October 24, 2018

    In recent months, there has been considerable debate over the issues of 'jobless growth’ and ‘rising unemployment' which seem to originate
  • Depression at Work

    Wednesday October 24, 2018

    Physical and emotional stress within the corporate workplace has become increasingly common. Although recognition of the phenomenon is growing the fact remains that employees often hesitate to report such sympt
  • Currency Turmoil

    Friday August 31, 2018

    Despite reasonably good macroeconomic conditions, India’s currency has declined by over 10% since the start of 2018. The reasons for this, as we have argued in recent briefings, stem largely from global consi
  • India's Middle Class

    Thursday February 8, 2018

    Hard to Miss the Middle Class
  • Inflation

    Wednesday February 7, 2018

    Changing Tides
  • Federal India: A Competitive Assessment of India’s States

    Monday January 1, 2018

    The IMA study of state-level trends in income, consumption, investment, and employment reveals significant - and business-relevant - variations across India’s regions
  • Uday: A Federalist Success Story

    Tuesday December 19, 2017

    Power distribution has been shoddily managed over the last 30 years in almost every state of the Indian Union and being a state subject there is little the central Government can do directly...
  • Ratings Upgrade

    Thursday November 23, 2017

    A Fair Acknowledgment
  • Irrational Exuberance

    Tuesday October 31, 2017

    Asset Prices
  • Rise of the Dragon

    Monday October 2, 2017

  • Pointless Assertiveness

    Wednesday August 2, 2017

  • Taxation

    Sunday July 30, 2017

    Remove the veil
  • The Reform Agenda: On Track?

    Sunday July 23, 2017

  • Post Retirement

    Tuesday July 11, 2017

    For those that have worked in the corporate world, retirement can come with challenges. Many look to remain involved in a professional capacity, while others engage in travel or photography. But perhaps the nic
  • The Road Ahead with GST

    Thursday July 6, 2017

    The switchover to the GST on July 1 will be a crucial test for the administration. The new tax is expected to bring in substantial revenue benefits to the government, lower prices for consumers through the elim
  • Global Monetary Policy

    Tuesday June 13, 2017

    Keeping it slack
  • State Finances

    Wednesday June 7, 2017

    A need for restraint
  • Chaos under the Heavens

    Sunday May 28, 2017

    China's belt and road
  • The Banking Regulation Ordinance

    Thursday May 25, 2017

    A difficult journey...will finally start
  • Economic Recovery

    Tuesday November 1, 2016

    A recovery? It depends on who's asking
  • Cheap Oil: Here To Stay?

    Wednesday October 26, 2016

    Oil Prices
  • In Pursuit of Happiness At Work

    Tuesday June 23, 2015

    In conversation with NS Rajan, Member of the Group Executive Council and Group CHRO, Tata Sons, June 2015 at The India CHRO Forum in Mumbai
  • Net Neutrality

    Wednesday April 15, 2015

    For consumers or investment, a hard choice
  • The Business Confidence and Performance Survey: Q4 2015-16

    Monday March 30, 2015

    A summary of the results from IMA's January 2016 quarterly Business Confidence and Performance Index (BCPI) survey
  • The Business Confidence and Performance Survey: Q3 - 2014-15

    Monday December 1, 2014

    A summary of the results from IMA's October 2014 quarterly Business Confidence and Performance Index BCPI survey
  • ISIS

    Monday September 22, 2014

    Islamic State - the rising threat