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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.

May 13, 2014

Why a Modi-led govt can’t sack Rajan: It needs the RBI governor the most

While there were earlier murmurs in some circles about whether the RBI governor Raghuram Rajan will be allowed to continue if a non-UPA political formation took charge in New Delhi, the current economic situation brings the spotlight firmly back on RBI and the gentleman who is the chief of the monetary authority.

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.

Feb 17, 2014

Chidambaram’s sales pitch expected but market not enthused with UPA’s report card

The astute FM knew well this was his last chance to try and showcase limited successes. And expectedly, he did rattle off his numbers to prove his point

Feb 4, 2014

Has India turned around? Not till projects generate cash, says ICICI’s Chanda Kochhar

Chanda Kochhar, CEO of the country's largest private sector bank, says the economy has bottomed out but getting projects to generate cash flows will be critical

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
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