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Best of BS Opinion: Learning from classroom, growth stabilisation and more

Is India growing or slowing? Is there an impending emerging market debt crisis or not? Two of our columnists examine these issues. Kanika Datta sums up the views With destocking over, growth is stabilising but several pro-cyclical headwinds remain, says Neelkanth Mishra, explaining why the economy may settle into a new, slower rhythm. Read his analysis here

T T Mohan Ram explains why the World Bank’s prognosis of an emerging market debt threat is overblown. In fact, it’s the advanced economies where the red lights are blinking, he says. Read it here The latest ASER report shows that primary school children in government schools lag their private sector counterparts in every parameter of learning, pointing to an urgent need for public education to focus on quality, says the first edit here. The second edit explains why the government’s decision to curb Malaysian palm oil imports presents the local processing industry with a good opportunity to expand. Read it here QUOTE OF THE DAY “We are committed to being a long-term partner of India and actions speak louder than words” Amazon founder Jeff Bezos on the online giant’s $1billion investment to digitise SMEs

Source: Business Standard