Articles by Manika
Mar 16, 2012
Budget 2012 needs a top-quality policy effortManika Premsingh spoke to Ajay Shah of the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy for Firstpost.
Mar 15, 2012
Budget 2012 must rein in populist spendingManika Premsingh talked to Surjit Bhalla of Oxus Investments on behalf of Firstpost, and he made it plain that "the top priority must be move away from populist measures".
Mar 13, 2012
Cutting subsidies is key to fiscal correction: Surjit BhallaEconomist Surjit Bhalla of Oxus Investment says that the budget must target subsidies and also reduce the NREGA allocations next year.
Mar 07, 2012
Budget 2012 is for being responsible, minus populismManika Premsingh talked to Surjit Bhalla of Oxus Investments on behalf of Firstpost, and he made it plain that "the top priority must be move away from populist measures".
Mar 02, 2012
Boosting business sentiment should be goal of Budget 2012The best thing the budget can do is to give a clear message that the economy is on the right path and India is a good investment destination.
Sep 20, 2011
Should India help the euro? We're most exposed thereThe Indian economy is more exposed to the euro and the eurozone than the US dollar. We should be concerned about what happens there.
Sep 08, 2011
Four trends which make a strong case for RBI rate hikeThe consensus is that the RBI might pause its rate hikes. But a closer look at the numbers tells us that the RBI has good reason to continue raising rates.
Aug 31, 2011
We are Indians, we love cash: A tale of 2010-11RBI's annual report reveals Indian households are dumping equity, and investing in government-backed savings schemes and hoarding cash.
Aug 25, 2011
Media seems to be aiding the anti-corruption mobilisationAs the Anna Hazare led anti-corruption movement rules air-time across media channels, the trend of increasing corruption reportage over the past few years came to fruition this year.
Aug 22, 2011
The rain gods are smiling, so expect a good kharif cropDespite the weatherman's forecast of a possible deficient monsoon, rainfall so far has been near normal. So expect a good kharif harvest.