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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 15, 2013

Rising inflation ensures Rajan can’t do much on repo rate

With prices refusing to be tamed and global headwinds likely, brace for another 25 bps repo rate hike.





#Consumer price index #CRISIL #Economy #HowThisWorks #Inflation #oil #Raghuram Rajan #RBI #Rupee #Wholesale price index

Oct 11, 2013

August IIP shows green shoots theorists were off the mark

With investment demand and consumer demand low, RBI will now be watching the inflation figures keenly before taking a view on future action.

#C Rangarajan #Economy #IIP #Numbers #P. Chidambaram #Raghuram Rajan

Oct 10, 2013

Q2 results will be a mixed bag; Murthy view key for IT stocks

Margins of most of the IT players are likely to improve owing to the sharp rupee depreciation during the quarter. #EarningsShow #Infosys #IT #NR Narayana Murthy #Q2 #Rupee

Oct 8, 2013

RBI signals comfort on currency front, but expect more repo rate hikes

While the central bank's move of cutting MSF by 50 bps shows it is comfortable on the rupee front, Raghuram Rajan is expected to keep inflation firmly on the radar and hike the repo rate again.

#ASSOCHAM #Bonds #DBS #EconomyWatch #Emerging markets #India #MSF #Raghuram Rajan #Rana Kapoor #RBI #Repo rate #Reserve Bank of India #Singapore

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