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Apr 26, 2016

EPF issue: Why protests against rate cut show cussedness of trade unions

The government is trying to move the country towards a lower interest rate regime. #CBT #EPF #EPF rate cut #NSC #PPF #Trade Unions

Mar 31, 2016

Janet Yellen’s tourist dollars are driving up the Sensex

India is one such market, where these “tourist dollars” are coming in and will continue to come in, if the central banks of the developed world continue running an easy money policy. #BSE #FOMC #Janet Yellen #Mohamed A. El-Erian #NSE #Sensex #Stock market #US Fed

Mar 21, 2016

Govt cutting PPF, small savings rates is good; now it is RBI’s turn

The hope now is that the RBI will cut the repo rate further, banks will cut the interest rates on their loans and deposits, and people will borrow and spend #India Post #Interest rate #PPF Small savings interest rate #Raghuram Rajan #Rate cut #RBI

Mar 1, 2016

Budget 2016: Does the extra deduction of Rs 50,000 for home-buyers really help?

While offering a tax deduction on a self-occupied property makes some sense, there is no logic to offering a tax deduction on a home, one is not living in. This “deduction” needs to be plugged immediately as it encourages speculation. #Arun Jaitley #Economy 2016 #housing 2016 #NDA #real estate 2016 #Union Budget 2016

Feb 29, 2016

Budget 2016: Mr Jaitley, pro-rural steps are all fine but when will we tax rich farmers?

Jaitley, like finance ministers and governments of the past, continues to molly coddle, the rich farmers #agricultural growth #Arun Jaitley #Narendra Modi #Nasa #NDA #rich farmers #Tax #Union Budget 2016

Feb 9, 2016

Why a much lower nominal GDP growth has upset govt’s fiscal deficit math

Govt earlier assumed nominal GDP to grow by 11.5%, but now thinks will settle at a much lower 8.6% this fiscal #Disinvestment #fiscal deficit #GDP #Inflation #nominal GDP #real GDP

Dec 15, 2015

Shale vs crude: Why oil prices are on a free fall even as Opec members suffer

The IEA monthly report expects the extra oil from Iran to add 300 million barrels to the already swelling oil inventories. #Anton Siluanov #Economy #GDP #InMyOpinion #International Energy Agency #oil price #OPEC #shale oil

Dec 14, 2015

Why stable real estate prices is not good news for builders

Data from real estate research firm PropEquity points out that as on 30 September 2015, a total of 6,048 luxury apartments priced above Rs 5 crore continued to remain unsold in Mumbai. #InMyOpinion #non-convertible debentures #Private equity #Real estate