Best of BS Opinion: Tapping global trade, confirming compliance, and more

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Uddalok Bhattacharya

Illustration: Binay Sinha

Essential things such as freedom of speech and environment conservation find themselves on a slippery path. 
Aakar Patel: When it becomes clear that criticism is difficult without trouble, the circle of one’s freedom of expression shrinks. In the absence of solidarity, even on such a fundamental principle, the space to speak up reduces further and the urge to keep quiet intensifies.
Ajay Tyagi: One needs statesmen as politicians who could convince the stakeholders of the virtues of environment conservation for long-term sustainable development. This is easier said than done.
The first edit says while global trade is expected to recover in 2024, India needs a robust trade policy to facilitate higher export growth. The second edit is of the view that forensic audit of fund houses will boost confidence

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First Published: Feb 17 2023 | 6:30 AM IST

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