Articles by Sourav Majumdar
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.
Dec 18, 2013
War on price rise far from over, Rajan likely to hike rates againThe 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.
Dec 13, 2013
There's always a fear that I can lose everything: Amitabh BachchanFame 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.
Nov 30, 2013
GDP growth at 4.8% boosts hopes but H2 holds the keyThe 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.
Nov 13, 2013
High inflation, low IIP: Raghuram Rajan will have to hike rates againFood 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
Nov 08, 2013
S&P threat: Reality check for UPA, but worry for next govtS&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.
Nov 02, 2013
Sensex surge: Samvat 2070 will not begin on a highly bullish noteProne 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.
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.
Oct 29, 2013
Inflation big worry for RBI, Rajan may hike repo rate once againRBI macro report shows price rise continues to cause concern for central bank; underscores the need for structural reform again
Oct 24, 2013
Volatility takes toll on gold ETFs; MF retail folios drop 8% in H1However, high net worth individuals (HNIs) cushioned the sharp fall in folios, with the gain in HNI folios restricting the overall fall at 15 lakh folios. However retail participation fell due to the volatility in the market.