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'UPA failed miserably; Food Security, NREGS are crazy notions'

Aug 23, 2013

'UPA failed miserably; Food Security, NREGS are crazy notions'

Jim Walker of Asianomics says India needs 'responsible, sensible fiscal policy' and not UPA's flagship programmes. #UPA #Jim Walker #TheySaidIt #Indian rupee #NREGS #Food security scheme
Fun with numbers: The holes in Pranab-da's budget

Mar 16, 2012

Fun with numbers: The holes in Pranab-da's budget

Yet again, Pranab Mukherjee's assumptions that underlie his projection of fiscal deficit targets for next year are being called into question. #Pranab Mukherjee #Jim Walker #Gross Domestic Product #fiscal deficit #Economic policy #Budget 2012
RBI growth stimulus not possible without fiscal consolidation

Mar 16, 2012

RBI growth stimulus not possible without fiscal consolidation

If fiscal consolidation is not No. 1 priority in this budget, the RBI will be unable to deliver the growth stimulus that is required. #Jim Walker #Fiscal policy #Deficit #Budget 2012 #Budget2012Video
We need a tax signal more than a fiscal one

Mar 16, 2012

We need a tax signal more than a fiscal one

Ajit Ranade, chief economist of the Aditya Birla Group, he would prefer to avoid being seen as a fiscal hawk - where the first priority of the finance minister would be to balance his books. #Aditya Birla Group #Pranab Mukherjee #Jim Walker #Budget2012 #Budget2012Video #Ajit Ranade
Either way - it's inflation, baby!

Mar 14, 2012

Either way - it's inflation, baby!

No matter what the finance minister does in his budget, he will end up stoking some kind of inflation. #Inflation #Jim Walker #Budget 2012 #Ajay Shah #Indranil Pan #Budget2012Video #Ajit Ranade
Budget 2012 must revive investment: Ajit Ranade

Mar 13, 2012

Budget 2012 must revive investment: Ajit Ranade

Ajit Ranade, chief economist of the Aditya Birla Group, he would prefer to avoid being seen as a fiscal hawk - where the first priority of the finance minister would be to balance his books. #Aditya Birla Group #Pranab Mukherjee #Jim Walker #Budget 2012 #Budget2012Video #Ajit Ranade
Govt track record says Budget 2012 will be bad: Jim Walker

Mar 12, 2012

Govt track record says Budget 2012 will be bad: Jim Walker

The government's willingness to cut back subsidies will be on stern test, but it will likely disappoint, says the economist. #Jim Walker #Fiscal policy #Public finance #Deficit #Budget2012
Budget will test if govt can live within its means: Walker

Mar 12, 2012

Budget will test if govt can live within its means: Walker

"The government has boxed itself into a corner, where the only priority is fiscal consolidation," Walker told Firstpost in Hong Kong. #Jim Walker #fiscal deficit #Budget2012 #Budget2012Videos #Firstpost Anniversary
Spare the RBI. Smart money will fix rupee's fall

Mar 05, 2012

Spare the RBI. Smart money will fix rupee's fall

Interventionists are already calling for the RBI to support the rupee, which is down to a month's low. But as happened last year, 'smart money' investors may have a bigger role to play in reviving the rupee's fortunes. #HowThisWorks #Interest rates #Rupee #Jim Walker #Currency