Articles by The Business Blog
Mar 02, 2013
Budget 2013 math is going out of the window alreadyThe subsidy bill is beginning to look very suspicious. The fertiliser minister has already said this year's subsidies are out of alignment with requirements
Mar 01, 2013
Growth budget? The momentum is still southwardsThe growth downtrend has not been reversed in Q3. Will Q4 be any better?
Feb 23, 2013
Memo to FM: You can't feed the poor and the corruptIt is not difficult to remove poverty if you want to. There's enough money wasted in mindless subsidies to feed the poor. But you can't feed the poor and a corrupt system
Jan 31, 2013
Why you should be betting against the rupee nowThe rupee has been defying gravity despite weak and worsening fundamentals, including the CAD crisis.
Jan 29, 2013
RBI hint: 7 percent may be the new normal for inflationDespite the moderation in headline inflation, is the RBI Governor preparing us for a higher level of average inflation?
Jan 23, 2013
5 ways to reduce the Indian appetite for goldIf reducing gold imports is an important short- or medium-term goal, here is the right way to go about it in gold-craxy India
Jan 12, 2013
This time it's PF: How long will the courts humour Sahara?The Sahara Group has got into one more scrape - this time with the PF authorities. It has again moved court.
Jan 10, 2013
Don't tax the tax-paying rich even more; find more bakrasTaxing the rich or super rich who are already paying taxes is not the best way to raise more resources. It's better find more rich people who currently don't pay tax
Jan 03, 2013
Why Urjit Patel is unlikely to be Chidu's voice in RBIThe new RBI Deputy Governor Urjit Patel is unlikely to be telling Subbarao what the finance minister wants him to do.
Jan 02, 2013
Gold: Higher duties will result in more illegal importsIllegal shipments of gold into the country have started started rising in the last few months after the budget imposed higher import duties on the metal