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Following the money

As the distribution of the world’s super-rich is shifting towards emerging markets, India and China ...

National Interest: With prejudiceBill for quota in institutes passed
The CPI’s not the new IIP
The first article, “Is the CPI the new IIP?” by Surjit S Bhalla appeared on April 21, 2012, in the F...

Deficit worries

Large energy imports, a sharp rise in gold and silver imports and a moderation in exports because of...

To exit or not to exit, that is the question

The once-taboo topic of Greece’s exit from the common currency is now being openly discussed.

Banking for the future

Despite the tough macroenvironment characterised by high interest rates and little capacity addition...

Figuring out the fisc

Despite the deceleration in global activity and weaker growth prospects, fiscal deficits in most adv...
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Pre-2005 notes’ security features inadequate
The RBI move to withdraw these notes is aimed at checking counterfeiting but the notes printed prior...
Logitech Z600 speakers: Sweet sound, elegant looks
The bluetooth speakers now come in different shapes and sizes.
No proof smaller states work
With the government agreeing to create a new state Telangana, the debate on whether “small is beauti...
Money Managers
With the Indian economy passing through the best and possibly the worst phases in the last decade, ...
A fire drill or a false alarm?
The Fed minutes revealed so many opinions on the conditions, timing and even direction of any change...
Saving contract R&D
Huge jump in transfer pricing adjustments to the income of multi-national corporations from R45,000...
Protecting the virtual cobweb
India’s first cyber security plan sets lofty goals without penning any specifics for its implementat...
Slow inclusion
While financial inclusion is a priority of the government and the Reserve Bank of India’s of India (...
Pro-corporate can also be pro-poor
Project Sunshine in Gujarat is worth emulating as it saw the state buy high-yielding varieties of ma...
FDI factor
A major revamp of FDI policies is being considered for bridging the current account deficit (CAD), s...
Are markets making another blunder?
Is it really possible that markets have simply misinterpreted something as important as Bernanke’s c...
Weak earnings
In the three months to March 2013, sales growth of Nifty companies slowed down for the fifth consecu...
Current public procurement kills competition
If the procurement is on a nomination basis, it is against the law and shuts out all competition lea...
The urgent need to recapitalise Europe’s banks
Europe has been postponing the recapitalisation of its banking sector.
Will direct cash transfer be the game-changer?
While the direct benefit transfer (DBT) is expected to plug the leakages in government welfare schem...
Japan the model
A generation ago, Japan was widely admired—and feared—as an economic paragon.
Unconventional policies in uncertain times
Central banks in the US, UK, Japan, and euro area adopted a series of unconventional monetary polici...
Has a new long-term bull market begun?
Two months ago, when Wall Street first approached a record high, I warned about the dangers of “stoc...
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