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Madan Sabnavis is Chief Economist at CARE Ratings.

Sep 21, 2016

Union Budget overhaul ends British legacy but will throw up major challenges on data

The issue with such advancement is that a lot of data which is required when drawing up the Budget would not be available and hence there could be several guestimates rather than estimates #advance tax #data #GDP #GST #Non-plan Expenditure #parliament #Plan Expenditure #Railway Budget #Refunds #spending #Union Budget

Sep 16, 2016

Monsoon to boost agri income, output this year despite 5% deficit: A point by point explainer

A good monsoon gives the government the cushion to strengthen the farm economy by providing end to end solutions. We should not miss this opportunity #agri income #ConnectTheDots #Deficit #El Nino #kharif #Monsoon #rainfall

Aug 21, 2016

Urjit Patel as new RBI Governor signals continuity in policies; will settle concerns

However, it would now be time for speculation on who would be the next deputy governor in place of Urjit Patel. As this position is reserved for an economist normally, the media will be abuzz with several names. #ConnectTheDots #Raghuram Rajan #RBI Governor #Reserve Bank of India #Urjit Patel

Aug 15, 2016

69 years of Independence: How India has evolved over time

In terms of global political power, India has become strategic for both the USA as well as the developing countries #BRICs #Colonialism #Constitution #economic speher #Freedom of Speech #G20 #G7 #Independence Day #MGNREGA #NDA #parliament #Poverty #UPA

Aug 9, 2016

RBI Policy: All your questions, concerns about monetary policy panel addressed

Ideally, monetary policy should target producer prices which are what can be influenced by interest rates as there is leverage here. #CPI Inflation #CPI target #Inflation #Monetary policy #MPC #Rahguram Rajan #RBI #RBI Governor #Repo rate #WPI

Aug 4, 2016

GST Bill passed: Forget the political euphoria, the real test begins now

The impact of the passage of this Bill has to be tracked closely as presently all the research and expectations are based on theoretical foundations and it is only when the tax system is implemented that the real impact will be known #CPI #FRBM norms #GDP #Growth #GST Bill #Inflation #IT systems #NDA #Rajya Sabha #services #Tax #WPI

Jul 18, 2016

#SupportGST: Why Monsoon Session is crucial for passage of the Bill

#SupportGST: Let's not play politics with an important reform for Indian economy #GST Bill #legislative assemblies #Monsoon session #NDA #parliament #UPA

Jun 29, 2016

7th Pay Commission: Salary hike is fine but why not link it with performance?

The idea of a Pay Commission is to revise the pay scales of the government staff, which also increases in the normal course of time through increments which are however not comparable to those in the private sector. #7th Pay Commission #Arun Jaitley #Economy #Inflation #InMyOpinion

Jun 24, 2016

Brexit: Blow likely for Indian companies as they may have to rework plans

While technically the Parliament can still decide not to follow the result of the referendum, it is almost certain that this would happen. Also there will be a transition path over the next 2 years before this happens and during this period, the details would be worked on. #Brexit #Britain #Europe #Grexit #UK exit of EU #United Kingdom