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Sourav Majumdar

Sourav Majumdar has been a financial journalist for over 18 years. He has worked with leading business newspapers and covered the corporate sector and financial markets. He is based in Mumbai.

Jul 10, 2014

Budget 2014: Jaitley gets Modi govt ready for long innings

Correcting past mistakes, spurring inclusive growth, kickstarting investment key focus areas in Budget 2014
#Arun Jaitley #Budget #Budget2014 #fiscal deficit #GDP #Growth #India #Inflation #MSME #Narendra Modi #skill india #Tax

Jun 3, 2014

Rajan unlikely to bow to Modi mania in RBI policy review today

As the RBI unveils its monetary policy review on 3 June, its first after the new government has taken charge, chances are that Rajan and his mates at Mint Road will continue to remain focused on the primary task at hand: keeping a strict vigil on inflation. #BJP #Economy #India #Narendra Modi #PolicyWatch #Raghuram Rajan #RBI

May 17, 2014

Ratings major S&P will watch Modi govt closely, all eyes on Union Budget

The India rating (BBB-/Negative/A-3) will be keenly watched by S&P as the new government settles in and begins putting in place its economic agenda. #analysis #Budget 2014

Feb 18, 2014

Chidambaram’s budget 2014 is nothing more than a last-ditch sales pitch

As ratings agencies have forecast, the next government in New Delhi will have to carry a huge burden on the economic front, and the rolled-over subsidies are just one part of the problem. For a Finance Minister smart enough to know the next government may not be one where he has any role to play, this was one well-crafted last-ditch sales pitch. #analysis #Budget 2014

Jan 29, 2014

As Rahul keeps country busy, Rajan springs a 25 bps hike surprise

The policy statement has several references to the Patel committee and points to the ‘glide path’ for disinflation suggested by it, wherein the objective is to have an 8 percent CPI by January 2015 and below 6 percent CPI level by January 2016. #CPI #Current Account Deficit #GDP #Inflation #Mid Quarter Review #MSF #PMEAC #Policy rate #PolicyWatch #Raghuram Rajan #RBI #Repo rate #Reserve Bank of India #Urjit Patel #WPI

Jan 22, 2014

Will the Indian economy hit a six in FY15?

Estimating that the year 2014-15 will be a year of ‘fragile recovery’, ratings and analytics major Crisil has said India’s GDP growth for FY15 could touch the psychologically significant 6 percent, given some key conditions being fulfilled. #ExpertView

Dec 19, 2013

RBI gives market a Christmas gift but will Rajan’s gamble work?

Since taking charge in September, the 18 December policy stance has clearly been Rajan’s biggest gamble yet. The next round of data – the set of figures the Governor is keenly awaiting – may prove him right. January 28, 2014 will provide all the answers. Till then, the markets and corporate India can breathe easy. #Inflation #Interest rates #Raghuram Rajan #RBI #Vegetable prices

Dec 18, 2013

War on price rise far from over, Rajan likely to hike rates again

The latest wholesale price index (WPI) number which followed the retail inflation print shows that inflation levels are way beyond RBI’s comfort level, and policy intervention by the central bank to battle inflation will have to be a continuous effort. #Inflation #RBI #repo rate hike #Wholesale price index

Dec 13, 2013

There’s always a fear that I can lose everything: Amitabh Bachchan

Fame and adulation sit easy on Bachchan’s shawl-draped shoulders, as he tells Forbes India in an exclusive interview that despite all the successes he has had, there’s always a fear, an anxiety that tough times could return again without warning. #Amitabh Bachchan #Amitabh Bachchan Corporation Ltd #Big B #Brand Bachhan #Coolie #Satyagraha #TheBigInterview

Nov 30, 2013

GDP growth at 4.8% boosts hopes but H2 holds the key

The figure, inching closer to the psychologically crucial mark of 5 percent, will surely come as good news for a government battling severe odds on the economic front. #Current Account Deficit #GDP #Inflation #PolicyWatch #Reserve Bank of India