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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.

Aug 13, 2013

FM raises gold import duty but his efforts may be too little, too late

Rupee unlikely to respond favorably as serious constraints still loom; global uncertainty, industrial contraction make FM’s task Herculean #WhyNow

Aug 12, 2013

Why Chidu and Rajan may not be walking together just yet

With global imperatives looming large and the rupee still very volatile, it’s unlikely that the next RBI governor will be in a position to push the growth agenda #Chidambaram #ConnectTheDots #finance ministry #India #Raghuram Rajan #RBI

Aug 8, 2013

Rajan’s job got tougher: S&P sees weak prospects for Indian banks

Slow economic growth chief culprit, constraining corporate sector performance, says ratings major #Banks #ExpertView #Raghuram Rajan #S&P

Aug 4, 2013

The power of genius: Remembering Kishore Kumar on his 84th birthday

As music lovers celebrate the multi-talented performer’s 84th birth anniversary, Kishore Kumar remains one of the most loved singers even today. #Amar Prem #Chingaari Koi Bhadke #Inpraiseof #Kishore Kumar #Kishore Kumar 84th birthday

Aug 1, 2013

Facebook’s mobile triumph: Will Mark Zuckerberg have the last laugh?

The onslaught of smartphones was seen as its weakest link. But things have changed a lot since then. #facebook #Facebook Inc #Mark Zuckerberg #Mobiles #Smartcompany #smartphones #SocialMedia

Aug 1, 2013

Dark clouds: Corporate optimism at all-time low, cost cutting top priority

D&B India CFO Survey finds optimism on macro conditions for Q3 very low; hedging, recovery tools crucial as financial risk grows #CFO #Corporate Optimism #Dun and Bradstreet #India Inc #Survey

Jul 31, 2013

Beyond gold: Chidu’s CAD reduction plan is better late than never

Experts have been wondering why there was a limited focus on gold imports when there are other areas which need attention #CAD #Chidambaram #Gold #H #India #TheLongView

Jul 30, 2013

Forget interest rate cut, Crisil sees higher bad loans for banks

CII president Kris Gopalakrishnan said Corporate India “drew heart” from the RBI statement that had it not been for the rupee volatility, rates could have been reduced, since inflation had started to moderate. #bad loans #Bank rate #ExpertView #Kris Gopalakrishnan #RBI #Rupee

Jul 30, 2013

‘Impossible Trinity’ trilemma: RBI will focus on rupee now, growth later

A government heading towards elections and a central bank fighting a volatile external environment do not make good bedfellows. #CRR #Growth #Interest rates #PolicyWatch #Repo rate #Subbarao

Jul 30, 2013

RBI macro report points to several risks; no rate cut likely today

Central bank says liquidity tightening moves only give breathing time, structural reforms must. #CAD #D. Subbarao #Economy #GDP #Inflation #P. Chidambaram #Policy rate #PolicyWatch #RBI #Rupee