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Sourav Majumdar

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.

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.


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

Nov 13, 2013

High inflation, low IIP: Raghuram Rajan will have to hike rates again

Food inflation has been keeping policymakers busy and there's very little chance that Reserve Bank of India governor Raghuram Rajan will keep rates unchanged when RBI meets again for its mid-quarter review #Business #Economic growth #Economy #IIP #India #Inflation #Raghuram Rajan #RBI #Repo rate #ThisisNext

Nov 8, 2013

S&P threat: Reality check for UPA, but worry for next govt

S&P does not buy UPA's promises on reform, fiscal deficit; but the real effects of any negative action will be felt by the next government. #ConnectTheDots #Economy #Elections #fiscal deficit #P. Chidambaram #RBI #Standard & Poor's #UPA

Nov 2, 2013

Sensex surge: Samvat 2070 will not begin on a highly bullish note

Prone to bouts of irrational exuberance and deep despair, the markets-seen by many experts often as bipolar-is busy putting together the pieces of good news from everywhere. #Current Account Deficit #Goldman Sachs #HowThisWorks #Investing #Raghuram Rajan #Samvat 2070 #Sensex

Oct 29, 2013

RBI rate hike: Will North block mandarins get Rajan’s message?

The second quarter review shows Rajan, who took over as RBI governor in September with extremely high expectations riding on him, is keen to get down to the serious business of stabilizing the monetary environment, in particular reining in prices without being swayed by the hype surrounding his appointment. #Growth #Inflation #Raghuram Rajan #RBI #Repo rate #Reserve Ban k of India