Shobhana Subramanian

Articles By Shobhana Subramanian

131 Articles

Blame promoters, not FM Nirmala Sitharaman

Though FM is now trying, the govt was slow to reform; but Ms Shaw’s fellow-promoters even more to blame

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PSU banks recapitalisation may not spur credit-growth

Most private sector banks have enough growth capital, though some state-owned banks may be a little short of it.

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Bank merger good, now to fix them

Shedding flab critical, as is adopting technology; so this needs a change in work culture, PSBs not known for that

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Economic slowdown: Need real reform, not govt-spends

Rapid govt-spend has brought NHAI to its knees while bad policy has wreaked havoc on genuine investors like Vodafone

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Tata Sons will not be bogged down by slowdown: N Chandrasekaran

It’s hard to put a number at this point, we will invest whatever is necessary. As a keen follower of technology, how are you reading the evolution of fintech?

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Does PM Modi know there’s a crisis?

There is little in its policy measures—including in the Budget—since May to suggest govt is too worried about growth

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In this 2011 interview, CCD founder VG Siddhartha revealed plan to expand his coffee chain

This article appeared in the Financial Express dated June 15, 2011.

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Hard times: No end in sight for economic woes

With neither consumption demand nor investment expected to pick up soon, there’s more pain ahead

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Budget 2019: No big bang, but capex push a big plus

Union Budget 2019: Commitment to build infra with a `100-lakh- crore spend should help foster job creation

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Budget 2019: Funds for infrastructure may be hard to find for govt – here’ why

Budget 2019: While the government’s market borrowings are reasonable at `4.2 lakh crore, over-borrowing outside of the Budget can also drive up interest rates and crowd out the private sector.

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Budget 2019: Don’t ‘dwarf’ the country’s growth

Budget 2019-20: Eco Survey rightly argues policy shouldn’t create ‘dwarf’ firms as this hits growth & jobs, makes a case for sweeping reforms

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Big reforms a must to sustain GDP

With credit slowing and demand weak, India needs a fresh burst of investment, but that requires across-the-board reforms

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Does Modi think there is a crisis? If he doesn’t, big reforms are unlikely

If he doesn’t—as he didn’t in the last five years—the govt is unlikely to undertake the big reforms India so sorely needs.

Opinion News

Exit poll results: Decisive Modi, Balakot worked for the NDA

Even if the NDA hasn’t done all that it promised, especially in terms of creating more jobs, the voters believe the PM has tried.

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How corporate sector fared in five years of Modi Sarkar

With commodity prices rebounding, operating profits are expected to decelerate a touch.

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HDFC Bank CEO Aditya Puri: India is an under-penetrated market

HDFC Bank today is a financial experience. You can shop in a secure manner buy consumer durables, hotel rooms, travel tickets or movie tickets.

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Lack of banking licence is not something we miss: Bajaj Finserv MD

General insurance penetration and density are among the lowest as compared to China, Russia, Thailand and Brazil and life insurance is still the only long-term savings option available to urban and rural consumers.

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Maharashtra and Haryana have shown the way to implement NOTA

Jagdeep S Chhokar, one of founders of the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) and the former IIM Ahmedabad professor says that even though there are no real positive changes in the country’s democracy, there is hope fo

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IBC is a welcome change, will promoters behave this time?

IBC is a welcome change, and RBI has tightened exposure norms but there are ways around this; so eternal vigilance is the key

Opinion News

FE CFO awards: Lifetime Achievement award goes to Koushik Chatterjee

Chatterjee says negotiating with bankers is a little like playing poker or a mind game.

Industry News

FE CFO Awards: Srinivas Phatak – Pulling the right lever

As CFO, Hindustan Unilever, Phatak has just overseen one of the biggest M&A transactions ever by the company—the acquisition of GSK India’s consumer health foods business.

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FE CFO Awards: Sashi Jagdishan — Never off balance

Jagdishan says the biggest challenge at HDFC Bank is living up to the standards that the lender has set for itself.

Industry News

Lok Sabha Elections: Why economy can’t be PM Modi’s USP

The NDA can’t really claim it has brought back acchhe din; the economy certainly can’t be a talking point in the polls.

Why economy can't be PM Modi's USP News

Explained: Why Modinomics won’t fetch votes for BJP

There has been some traction on resolving the twin balance sheet problem and the GDP is clocking 8% growth. But, the NPA problem still looms and rising GDP has not created jobs.

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Stock market crash: RBI, SEBI caught napping, should have kept a closer watch

Hungry for market share, lenders have failed to cover their risks adequately while promoters have bent the rules

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Budget 2019: Govt’s move to address farm distress too little, too late

With PM Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana and credit subventions, the government woos the rural populace ahead of elections

Budget 2019 News

Budget 2019: From a summer of hope, the mood is now cautious

Good progress on schemes for the poor & big reforms like GST/IBC gaining traction, but little for industry or the farm has hit sentiment

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