Articles by Vivek Kaul
Apr 19, 2017
Book excerpt: The real story behind India’s low unemploymentThe overall unemployment number will remain low, as is the case currently. But most of the individuals entering the workforce won’t be able to find regular work
Apr 19, 2017
NPA woes: Will RBI’s latest rescue act clean the mess at public sector banks?Other than the RBI superseding the board of the bank, the other steps are more or less what any bank which is in trouble would undertake
Apr 26, 2016
EPF issue: Why protests against rate cut show cussedness of trade unionsThe government is trying to move the country towards a lower interest rate regime.
Mar 31, 2016
Janet Yellen’s tourist dollars are driving up the SensexIndia 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.
Mar 21, 2016
Govt cutting PPF, small savings rates is good; now it is RBI's turnThe 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
Mar 09, 2016
Six reasons why taxing EPF was a stupid idea in the first placeArray
Mar 01, 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.
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
Feb 09, 2016
Why a much lower nominal GDP growth has upset govt's fiscal deficit mathGovt earlier assumed nominal GDP to grow by 11.5%, but now thinks will settle at a much lower 8.6% this fiscal
Dec 18, 2015
Easy money can't be forever: A simple reason why US Fed “really” raised interest ratesArray