Rajani Sinha

Articles By Rajani Sinha

18 Articles

How to revive real estate sector? Government must consider these moves

From increasing the CLSS income caps to reducing GST on cement, there are quite a few moves the government should consider.

Opinion News

Why real estate is key to economic revival

While the intent of the government is praiseworthy, there are concerns on effectiveness and implementation of the scheme. The fund size of `25,000 crore could turn out to be small, relative to the overall requirement of the r

buildings sector, housing sector, NBFC, fiscal policy, fiscal reforms, government policy, housing policy, real estate policy, fitch rating News

Focus on quality of jobs being created – here’s how

Apart from the large quantum of jobs that need to be created (8 million per year, according to the World Bank), another important aspect is the quality of jobs. A large proportion of India’s workforce is employed in jobs wi

quality job, financial express editorial, population, GDP, workforce,  NITI Aayog News

Why we cannot afford to let the NBFC sector slip

The core vulnerability of NBFCs is borrowing short-term and lending long-term and this can only be tackled by strengthening the long-term bond market.

Opinion News

The mystery behind India’s high inflationary expectations

India’s inflation has been falling, with the consumer price index (CPI) inflation touching a low of 2.3% in the month of November.

Opinion News

Weaving a new future for India’s ailing textiles industry

There is a need to work on challenges in the form of outdated technology, inflexible labour laws and infrastructure bottlenecks. The government also needs to re-look at fibre neutrality and evaluate various trade agreement op

Opinion News

Price of unfair competition: Government needs to be wary of predatory pricing by e-commerce

The government recently released the draft e-commerce policy, which attempts to regulate and control deep discounting by e-commerce players.

ecommerce, ecommerce industry, economy News

Banking woes threaten India’s improving cyclicals

The original recapitalisation plan involved raising of equity by banks to the tune of Rs 0.58 trillion, which has become uncertain following the subdued investor sentiment with respect to PSBs. It leaves the government with d

Opinion News

Rising inflation: Why road ahead is tough for RBI as government moves to address farm distress

A fine balancing act is needed from RBI on inflation as the government moves to address farm distress

inflation, RBI,  CPI inflation, NITI Aayog, farm sector, Kharif season News

Getting the healthcare sector ready for NHPS

Increased spending by the government on healthcare and greater participation by private players, coupled with tighter regulation, would help the healthcare sector gear up for effective implementation of NHPS.

healthcare, health sector, health industry News

Macro picture: Fiscal deficit target looks achievable

Even while slipping on the fiscal deficit target for FY18, the government has shown its commitment towards fiscal consolidation by budgeting a lower target of 3.3% for FY19.

fiscal deficit, GST, fiscal targets, tax, economy News

Economic growth: Till job creation, investment growth don’t happen, consumption can’t drive economic growth

There may not be a sharp pick up in consumption growth unless investment growth and job creation both pick up

Economic growth, PFCE growth, Household inflation, india, CMIE-BSE data, Personal loans, personal care, consumption basket News

Inflation: Sharp rise in asset prices globally is a cause for concern; how it affects world, find out here

The sharp rise in asset prices globally aided by abundant liquidity is a cause for concern

Inflation, CPI inflation, Inflation in India, global commodity prices, IMF study, Global crude oil prices,  China, US economy News

GST impact on inflation: Here is all you want to know

GST, the new tax regime, has brought with it a lot of anxiety in terms of implementation.

gst, gst impact, gst impact on inflation, gst implementation and impact News

Universal health coverage: Here’s how India can achieve the goal

Even after 70 years of independence, healthcare facilities for the common Indian are in a dismal state. The contrast is quite remarkable—on one hand we have made rapid strides in medical technology, and have top quality doc

Opinion News

Commodity prices rising, but another super-cycle not visible on the horizon

Rising global PMI since mid-2016 is supportive of commodity prices, however, another super-cycle is not visible on the horizon

Opinion News

Will US Federal Reserve tone down its aggressive rate hikes? What you need to know

Thirteen months ago—December 2015—the US Fed hiked its policy interest rate by 25 bps. With much optimism it indicated four rate hikes in 2016. Of which, only one happened, that too at the fag end of the year. In December

Will US Federal Reserve tone down its aggressive rate hikes? What you need to know

Is India ready for reversal of low global interest rates?

We still have a substantial unhedged forex exposure. India’s outstanding ECBs of $183 billion imply unhedged borrowings of around $90 billion. Hence, unhedged dollar borrowings do pose a major risk

Is India ready for reversal of low global interest rates?
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