The services sector is the most dynamic in the global economy, constituting nearly 25% of global trade, but its intangibility – unlike the materiality of trade in goods – makes it difficult to monitor. Service providers in this sector need a national regulatory governing framework
The foreign exchange market is considered the most liquid and transparent in the world. However, recent investigations into alleged manipulation of the foreign exchange rates is a reminder that transparent exchange-based systems alone are not enough to ensure fairness
Keeping subsidiaries of multinational corporations publicly-listed in India exposes minority shareholders to the risk of unfair treatment by favouring the majority shareholders. In some cases, it leads to transfer pricing transactions that hurt the country’s revenue. Delisting MNCs is one way to address this problem
With increasing debt and recession in the West, it seems no longer fitting for the rest of the world to follow traditional Western financial models. India’s long experience of capital markets, with its conservative and ‘inclusive’ financial regulatory system, on the other hand, makes for a compelling case study.