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Madan Sabnavis is Chief Economist at CARE Ratings.

Aug 25, 2015

Yuan devaluation effect: Will 65-66 be the new normal for the rupee?

The fall of the rupee is evidently due to the Chinese devaluation that has affected all countries. #CurrencyWatch #Dollar #FDI #Rupee #Yuan

Aug 12, 2015

Will yuan devaluation, lower inflation prompt RBI to expedite rate cut?

The dollar is already strengthening against the euro on the back of a weak euro region brought about by the Greece crisis. The Chinese move will only aggrandise the same. #China #Economy #Great Depression #HowThisWorks #People's Bank of China #Rupee #US Federal Reserve #Yuan

Aug 5, 2015

Behind interest rates: Are we reading too much into credit policy reviews?

The question we can really ask is whether we are barking up the wrong tree by just looking at one component i.e. interest rates, which accounts for just between 2-3 percent of overall costs? #CPI #CRR #Economy #Inflation #InMyOpinion #Internal rate of return #RBI

Jul 14, 2015

Debt crisis: How Greece’s euro tragedy turned into a farce at the end

The deliberations leading to this compromise by the European Council have tried their best to keep Greece within the fold and retain the integrity of the euro currency. #Alexis Tsipras #Economy #Euro #European Commission #European Council #Federal Reserve #Greece #Grexit #InMyOpinion

Jul 7, 2015

Grexit is a painful process: Here are 5 steps that have to be taken post Greece’s ’emphatic no’

The next two weeks will be critical as the Greeks will have to decide along with the troika if a compromise can be struck – which means more bailouts with few conditions. The troika has to actually take a call for the Greeks have put their case clearly on the table and in a way is asking to be told to go! #Greece

Jul 2, 2015

No point in retaining Greece: Allow it to exit euro for quicker resolution of mess

The question that Alexis Tspiras’ government will have to ask itself is after exiting the euro whether it can actually go slow on austerity and keep spending more drachmas, where there are no corresponding goods being produced. #Alexis Tspiras #Economy #European Central Bank #Grexit #IMF #InMyOpinion

Jun 25, 2015

Fulfilling 100 smart city dream: Here is a workable but controversial solution

There is an element of skepticism when it comes to building our cities. While creating new ones is laudable, we never get down to maintaining what we have. #Economy #Finance Commission #GDP #HowThisWorks #JNNURM projects #smart cities

Jun 18, 2015

This fear isn’t unreal: India has reasons to worry over US Fed decision on rates

The Federal Reserve had tried unusual ways to revive the US economy in the aftermath of the financial crisis. #Developing countries #Economy #FII #Inflation #InMyOpinion #QE programme #RBI #Repo rate #Rupee #US Federal Rserve

Jun 12, 2015

Maggi row: MNCs’ double standard for nations like India is bad; but are our regulators sleeping?

In fact, if companies like Nestle have been selling a so-called sub-standard product for over two decades, should some authority which monitors quality be held responsible for being negligent? #Bhopal gas tragedy #Business #Cadbury #FDA #FMCG #FSSAI #InMyOpinion #Maggi #Nestle