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Rajesh Pandathil

Jan 20, 2015

Four reasons why Modi will continue to contradict himself on economic agenda

Inherent contradictions will see to it that the government will continue in business though Modi is likely to repeat that his government doesn't intend to be there. #ConnectTheDots #Economy #Global Business Summit #Growth #Jan Dhan Yojana #Narendra Modi #revival #RSS

Jan 12, 2015

Vibrant Gujarat: Modi’s idea of inclusive growth is hollow, least democratic

Clearly, Modi is for everything big: big dreams, dams and also claims. In his league of big things, smaller things, like inclusive growth, find very little space. #Inclusive Growth #InMyOpinion #Jan Dhan Yojana #Land Acquisition Act #Narendra Modi #Ordinance #Vibrant Gujarat

Jan 2, 2015

Spot the difference: NITI Aayog looks quite like the Planning Commission

The new set-up is unlikely to bring about a major difference on the ground in development planning and implementation of developmental policies #centralisation #ConnectTheDots #Economy #India #Kirit Parekh #Narendra Modi #Niti Aayog #Planning #Planning Commission

Jan 1, 2015

Reviving India’s economy: 3 key developments to watch out for in 2015

All will be watching what Narendra Modi has up his sleeve to kickstart the investment cycle and revive the economy. #Arun Jaitley #Budget 2015-16 #ConnectTheDots #Economy #Federal Reserve #India #Narendra Modi #Raghuram Rajan #RBI #US

Dec 30, 2014

Arun Jaitley says high cost of capital limitting growth, nudges RBI to cut rate urgently

Jaitley said cost of capital is one singular factor that contributed to the slowdown of manufacturing growth #Arun Jaitley #Finance minister #Growth #Inflation #Interest rate #RBI #Repo rate

Dec 16, 2014

Rupee hits 13-month low of 63.54 vs dollar: Key facts you need to know

Meanwhile, the RBI has been on a dollar buying spree to create buffer to deal with the US interest rate hikes #capital flight #Dollar #FII outflow #Forex #interest rate hikes #Rouble #Rupee #Russia

Dec 10, 2014

Breaking a myth: Crude price fall beyond a point can cripple economic growth

There are no short cuts to growth. The government will have to take steps to control inflation in the long term and to boost domestic demand #brent #crude oil #fiscal deficit #Growth #Inflation #Interest rates #price discount #Saudi Arabia

Dec 6, 2014

Modi U-turn for the better: Changing NREGA would have been a mistake

Whatever the reason, the change in stance is welcome because going ahead with the decision to alter the scheme would have been a flawed one given the signs of weakness in India's rural economy. #Birender Singh #Economy #Manmohan Singh #Narendra Modi #NDA #NREGA #Raghram Rajan #RBI #Siddaramaiah #UPA

Nov 18, 2014

Exports fall, gold imports surge, trade deficit widens in October: Key takeaways

During April-October period, exports were up 4.72 percent to $189.79 billion, while imports were up 1.86 percent to $273.55 billion #exports #Gold #imports #Trade Deficit