Articles by The Business Blog
Apr 07, 2012
Germany is letting the rest of Europe go down the tubesThe one country which can ease the eurozone crisis - Germany - is not doing enough by importing more from the rest of Europe.
Apr 06, 2012
Going up, up, up: Food prices, airfares, mobile tariffsWhoever said inflation was softening ought to have his eyes examined. Newspaper headlines are confirming this every day.
Apr 02, 2012
Did Pranab-da pull a fast one on Voda and P-notes?How could the Vodafone law change has just been a clarification when it was there on the statue book in 1922, asks one expert.
Mar 30, 2012
Pranab's real message to taxpayers: we don't trust youThe measures to track tax avoidance introduced by the recent budget essentially means the government is going to get nastier with taxpayers.
Mar 24, 2012
Will retail inflation hit double digits again in 2012?Costs in the economy are rising across the board, and this suggests that inflation could raise its head again this year.
Feb 23, 2012
It doesn't add up: Higher tax, higher oil prices - and higher growth?The PM's Economic Advisory Council has projected 7.5-8 percent GDP growth next year despite calling for higher taxes and lower subsidies. How does this square up?
Jan 31, 2012
CIL's record: a chairman who wasn't chairman for a yearCoal India is India's second most valued public sector company. Pity the government did not think it needed a regular chairman for nearly a year.
Jan 23, 2012
UTI: Does top job have to go only to a finmin favourite?Even after a year, the finance ministry has not appointed a full-time CEO for UTI Mutual Fund. This is not on
Jan 20, 2012
Vodafone verdict: SC puts FDI welcome mat back in placeThe Supreme Court order in the Vodafone case is a big gain for foreign investors at a time when confidence in India was sagging.
Jan 17, 2012
A dollar at Rs 32? Big Mac says so, but don't count on itThe Economist's Big Mac Index suggests that the Indian rupee is punching far below its weight. But the Big Mac is not the real thing.