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Subsiding oil subsidies

If the global crude prices and rupee remain at the current level, the government will be able to wip...

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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.

Following the money

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

Banking for the future

Despite the tough macroenvironment characterised by high interest rates and little capacity addition...
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Emerging nations on the edge
Markets and currencies of emerging nations have witnessed a steep fall as the US Federal Reserve cut...
A central banker’s ‘licence to lie’
To mislead investors is actually a key skill required by a central banker’s job description
States’ fiscal prudence
With fiscal austerity in the air globally, it is extremely stressful for those managing the fisc to ...
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...
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