Articles by The Business Blog
Jul 23, 2013
Six months of diesel price reforms and result is zeroThanks to super-slow reforms on energy pricing, India's CAD woes and the rupee will be under continuous pressure till the government opts for big bang change
May 16, 2013
GDP estimates: Why it's now looking worse than astrologyThe National Stats Commission chief thinks growth was much higher last year. The FM will be hoping he is wrong, because higher growth in 2012-13 may mean less this year
May 15, 2013
Why the death of inflation is vastly exaggeratedIt is too soon to celebrate the fall of inflation. A verdict on that will have to wait till later this year. Subbarao should thus hasten slowly in rate cuts
May 14, 2013
Results can wait: SBI chief wants to be with SoniaThe SBI chief apparently has cancelled a scheduled board meeting to be with Sonia Gandhi for the inauguration of 12 bank branches in a day
May 10, 2013
One cheer and 5 messages in the March IIP revivalThe turnaround in the IIP is good news, but it is too soon to raise a toast.
May 09, 2013
Is finmin an Honest Broker when it comes to advising EPFO?Should the EPFO, not the smartest of retirement fund custodians, be investing where the finance ministry tells it to?
May 01, 2013
FM bends over backwards to appease rich farmers' lobbyThe decision to clarify that farmland will never pay wealth tax shows how far the government will go to woo rich farmers.
Apr 24, 2013
Huff, puff, India will finally be a $2 trillion economy this yearIndia will finally be a $2 trillion economy this year, but getting back to 8-9 percent growth and becoming a middle income country needs faster reforms
Apr 18, 2013
LPG cash subsidy: How oil cos will pay for UPA re-electionThe PMO is planning to pay the LPG cash subsidy for only one cylinder upfront: this means the oil companies will bear a part of the UPA's re-election costs
Apr 15, 2013
This may be a time to SIP gold, not sell mindlesslyThe recent crash in gold prices is part of the gold bull and bear cycle. It is not a reason to abandon the metal as a false god