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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.

Oct 7, 2013

Demand slowdown begins to pinch, India Inc’s credit quality takes a hit

86% of CRISIL’s downgrades owing to demand slowdown, bad news for banks. #Credit #credit ratio #CRISIL #demand slowdown #India Inc

Oct 5, 2013

Desperate measures: Chidu-Rajan’s demand booster dose is hardly enough

With elections round the corner, the government is trying to push growth and spur demand by way of selective stimulus. But these are wrong signals #cheaper loans #consumer goods #Diwali #Indian Economy #P. Chidambaram #Raghuram Rajan #ToTheContrary #Two wheelers

Oct 3, 2013

FM’s biggest worry, reining in fiscal deficit, is far from over

From most indications, finance minister P Chidambaram will have to keep a close watch on the fiscal deficit. His promise of keeping it within 4.8% looks an increasingly difficult task. #CAD #Currency #Current Account Deficit #finance ministry #fiscal deficit #Governments #RBI #Rupee

Oct 1, 2013

CAD widens to 4.9% of GDP: Chidambaram must look beyond gold curbs

The general consensus is CAD will get better in the coming days, but that needs to be achieved by boosting manufacturing and garnering a larger slice of the export market. #ConnectTheDots #Current Account Deficit #Gold Import #gold imports #P. Chidambaram

Sep 24, 2013

TV on the web: Check out Businessworld’s digital strategy

Media entrepreneur Anurag Batra recently came in as a surprise buyer for business magazine Businessworld, buying the title from the ABP Group last week for an undisclosed amount, together with investment banker Vikram Jhunjhunwala. #Anurag Batra #business magazine #BusinessWorld #digital newsroom #exchange4media.com #print journalism #Vikram Jhunjhunwala

Sep 23, 2013

Rajan will continue inflation war: Why lending rates will remain high

For the medium term, Rajan has made it clear that there is no question of lowering the guard against inflation, which is the prime enemy for the central bank and can derail any effort to get the growth momentum back. #Cash reserve ratio #Economy #India #Inflation #Lending rates #PolicyWatch #Raghuram Rajan #Repo rates #Reserve Bank of India

Sep 21, 2013

Battle against price rise: Rajan proves he’s his own man

While the markets and analysts were expecting these rollbacks and nothing more, Rajan has caught them off guard by hiking the LAF repo rate – the broader signal rate – by 25 bps in a clear message that inflation is well above RBI’s tolerance levels and could get more worrisome. #ConnectTheDots #Inflation #P. Chidambaram #PolicyWatch #Raghuram Rajan #RBI #RBI policy #Repo rate

Sep 20, 2013

Why Raghuram Rajan won’t ease rates despite US Fed gift

At best, Rajan is, therefore expected to ease the daily CRR stipulation, providing banks some breathing space on liquidity. #Ben Bernanke #CAD #Chidambaram #Economy #India #Inflation #PolicyWatch #Raghuram Rajan #RBI #Reserve Bank of India #Rupee #US Federal Reserve

Sep 17, 2013

At 6.1%, inflation is worrisome: Rajan’s hands are tied, bid goodbye to rate cut

With inflation back at uncomfortable levels, RBI will most likely keep rates unchanged on 20 September. #August WPI #food inflation #Inflation #Monetary policy #PolicyWatch #Raghuram Rajan #RBI

Sep 13, 2013

Why Raghuram Rajan may wait before pushing for growth

Despite the strong IIP number and slightly better retail inflation, RBI may not cut rates to spur growth just yet. Remaining on pause for a little longer may be the best bet for now. #IIP Data #Inflation #PolicyWatch #Raghuram Rajan #RBI #RBI’s Mid-Quarter Review
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