Saturday, 17 March, 2018

Econ & Biz

World Bank Building

The World Bank’s terrible response to controversy over India’s Ease of Doing Business jump

The World Bank's response to the criticism of its 'Ease of Doing Business' rankings comes with no substantive rebuttal.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on the phone

The rising cost of capital will trigger a shakeout

As money gets dearer the world over, it makes sense to lock into the current cost of funding to as great an extent as you can.
A stock exchange

10 future shocks our world is completely unprepared for

According to the World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report 2018, shocks such as the 2008 financial crisis may become more likely.

It’s time for the Modi government to sell its family silver

If the government is to budget properly for under-funded sectors, it needs to look beyond tax revenues which have risen smartly over the years.
RBI Governor Urjit Patel addresses a press conference

RBI leaves rates alone, says growth will depend on stable financial management

The central bank has said that the economic recovery is on a stable path, but said inflation risks persist.
RBI Governor Urjit Patel

RBI keeps rates unchanged, but raises its inflation forecast

The central bank has raised its inflation forecast for the fourth quarter of the fiscal to 5.1 per cent
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and former prime minister Manmohan Singh

India doesn’t need a ‘strong’ PM to boost growth. And that claim’s backed by data

Over the past 50 years, India’s GDP growth has improved every 10-15 years, though it hasn’t really had many economically enlightened leaders steering it.
A share broker monitors market fluctuation

On BSE, total investor wealth plummets by Rs 10 trillion

Total investor wealth, measured in terms of cumulative market value of all listed stocks on BSE, fell by Rs 10 trillion in past three trading sessions to Rs 143 trillion

Stock market bloodbath in India: What stocks should you buy now?

The rout came after US stocks plunged in highly volatile trading on Monday, with the Dow industrials falling nearly 1,600 points during the session.
Jim Rogers

Thanks to LTCG, the Indian stock market is most vulnerable in the world: Jim Rogers

Chairman of Rogers Holdings, Jim Rogers says that he will not invest in India for now.
Se La Pass, Arunachal Pradesh

Se La tunnel to Make in India: Key projects that will be hit by Army’s rupee crunch

Se La tunnel, security for Army bases, war reserves, Make in India, vehicles and surface-to-air missiles are just some important projects that’ll suffer.
File photo of Anna Hazare with Anupam Kher, Manish Sisodia and Kumar Vishwas|

We, the thieving people

AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal waves to supporters while campaigning in 2014 in New Delhi.

Arvind Chitra Katha

Graphic showing Aam Aadmi Party and Arvind Kejriwal

An Apology of a Party: AAP, which set out to save India, is struggling to save itself...

The foundation on which AAP was built has all but crumbled. And its promise of changing the system and saving India is now a fading memory.

Gujarat Elections 2017