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Vivek Kaul

Jul 28, 2015

Taking a home loan? This is how dual financing by banks might hurt you

The problem is that while the urban cooperative banks are not allowed to carry out dual financing, there is nothing that stops scheduled commercial banks from doing the same. #Dual financing #Federal Reserve #Home Loans #Paul Volcker #PolicyWatch #RBI #SARFESAI Act

Jul 22, 2015

Looking back: Real estate crash of 1997 reminds us prices can fall by 50%

Real estate prices can go for a free fall and having a huge population or a scarcity of land are no guarantee of high cost. #Black money #GDP #InMyOpinion #Mumbai Metro Region #Real estate

Jul 21, 2015

On the edge: Are prices of Indian real estate heading for a 50% crash?

However, it is worth remembering here that real estate prices don’t fall as rapidly as stock markets do. #Black money #Economy #InMyOpinion #Narendra Modi #Real estate #rental yield

Jul 20, 2015

How UPA govt subsidies contributed to the real estate bubble

While cutting down on subsidies further may not be politically possible, if more and more of subsidies are paid directly into the bank account of the beneficiaries, the total amount of black money within the system is likely to come down. #Black money #Real estate #Subsidies #UPA

Jul 17, 2015

Smart card: Black money lessons from Goa, where everyone wants to be paid in cash

It should be made compulsory for merchant establishments of a certain size to accept credit/debit cards. #Arun Jaitley #Black money #Credit card #Debit card #FATCA #InMyOpinion #Narendra Modi #World Bank

Jul 16, 2015

Parliament approves austerity: Rescued Greece, euro will live for now to die another day

The 82-86 billion euro bailout of Greece has essentially managed to kick the can down the road #Alexis Tsipras #ECB #economic reforms #euro summit #euro zone #Greece debt crisis #IMF

Jul 9, 2015

Free fall: Why the Chinese market is slipping despite govt’s booster dose

Between 1 July 2014, and 8 June 2015, the Shanghai Composite Index rallied by 150 percent. Since then, as mentioned earlier, it has fallen by 31.7 percent. #Business #Economy #InMyOpinion #MarketWatch #Real estate #Shanghai Composite Index #Yuan

Jul 8, 2015

Worrying signs: The end game in Indian real estate might just have started

If the lending to commercial real estate by banks continues to grow at a slower pace than the overall lending then the real estate companies will be forced to cut prices on their unsold homes. #Black money #Credit data #Mantri Developers #Narendra Modi #RBI #Real estate

Jul 7, 2015

Grexit: Why Amartya Sen and Thomas Piketty are right about Germany

As economic history has shown more than once, whenever people in decision making positions forget what Keynes said, the world usually ends up in a bigger mess. #Bail-out #Debt #Economist #Germany #Greece #Grexit