Articles by Arjun Parthasarathy
Feb 04, 2014
India may be ahead of its peers but it is not all rosy just yetArray
Feb 03, 2014
Think money is tight? RBI's QE was worth Rs 585,000 cr in the last six yearsBI has infused Rs 5850 billion into the system but the market is still borrowing money from the RBI to meet its daily requirements and has been doing so for the last three plus years. It is big question that neither the market nor the central bank seems to have an answer.
Jan 28, 2014
Surprise rate hike: Here's why RBI move will be cheeredRBI’s inflation targeting should be consistent over the long term. Any move away from the inflation target would mean question marks on the central bank’s independence and bond markets would get nervous and confused.
Jan 27, 2014
Commodity-driven economies are tanking but this is good for Indiaconomies from Brazil to Russia are really under pressure as their economic growth has fallen sharply on the back of lower commodity prices and on the back of China, the world's largest consumer of commodities, seeing its economic growth come off from double-digit levels to 7.7% for 2013.
Jan 21, 2014
Why new interest rate futures contracts will be a hit among investorsThe IRF 2014 version opened on the NSE on 21 January and is clocking volumes of over Rs 400 crore in about initial two hours of trading. The IRF will open on the BSE on 28 January. Volumes are likely to shoot up as the IRF trades on all exchanges.<br /><br />
Jan 18, 2014
Commodity prices are weak; adjust your equity portfoliosCommodities could look up when global economic growth picks up on a sustained basis and when inflation starts to look up in the developed economies. However, as of now that does not seem to be the case and commodities as an asset class will be underperformers.<br /><br />
Jan 14, 2014
Economics as antidote to corruption: What AAP fails to understandAny amount of crusades against corruption without a fundamentally strong economic policy will not help bring down the root cause of corruption. Fighting the symptoms rather than the cause usually leads to a haphazard cure, which may not work in the long run.
Jan 10, 2014
PIIGS are flying and that bodes well for rupeeArray
Jan 07, 2014
Why NRIs should bet on rupee in 2014NRIs have a problem - they want to invest in India but are overcome by the fear a rupee fall. India is attractive for them because the rupee interest rates are higher than those on the dollar and euro.<br /><br />
Jan 06, 2014
Dear Kejriwal, freebies further corruption, stop them firstThe word 'free' corrupts the common man. It is the root cause of corruption not only in India, globally too. Free offers render an economy and its people uncompetitive. In the long term, such an economy will decline.