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Dear Mr FM, why give me discounts on cars when I can't afford food?

Feb 18, 2014

Dear Mr FM, why give me discounts on cars when I can't afford food?

A letter from one of our readers to the Finance Minister following the budget. #P. Chidambaram #LetterstoFP #Vote on account #Budget 2014
Dear FM, Seventh Pay Commission will only help you lose votes

Sep 26, 2013

Dear FM, Seventh Pay Commission will only help you lose votes

A sudden shock in the global markets can easily take rupee can easily go back to its lows. This could be either the Fed cutting its asset purchase programme faster than expected or geopolitical tensions in the Middle East spiking oil prices globally. #P. Chidambaram #InMyOpinion #US Federal Reserve #Indian rupee #FII #Seventh Pay Commission #current account deficits
Six months of diesel price reforms and result is zero

Jul 23, 2013

Six months of diesel price reforms and result is zero

Thanks to super-slow reforms on energy pricing, India's CAD woes and the rupee will be under continuous pressure till the government opts for big bang change #P. Chidambaram #oil pricing #diesel prices #energy reforms #V Moily
Growth, inflation woes: Why the ball is back in govt's court

Jul 16, 2013

Growth, inflation woes: Why the ball is back in govt's court

The green shoots have certainly not appeared and the monsoon period is not exactly the time when there is much private activity. Inflation will stabilize at a higher level once the impact of rupee depreciation gets embedded in the system. #HowThisWorks #Inflation #Economy #P. Chidambaram #RBI #Growth #Budget 2013-2014
GDP, manufacturing PMI at historic lows: Chidu needs to act now

Jun 03, 2013

GDP, manufacturing PMI at historic lows: Chidu needs to act now

PMI falls to 50-month low in May, production falls for the first time since March 2009. Expectedly, the clamor is for yet another rate cut #Economy #India #WhyNow #RBI #manufacturing #Chidambaram #Subbarao
March IIP boosts green shoots theory, but  it's not a recovery

May 10, 2013

March IIP boosts green shoots theory, but it's not a recovery

Green shoots need to be nurtured. But will a government fighting a scandal a day be able to do that? #Numbers #Economy #P. Chidambaram #C Rangarajan #IIP #Ashwani Kumar #Pawan Kumar Bansal
P Chidambaram, Narendra Modi are Sensex 40,000 PMs

Apr 26, 2013

P Chidambaram, Narendra Modi are Sensex 40,000 PMs

The FM has been doing the right things in the last six months by taking tough decisions on subsidies, FDI, government spending and deficits, while Modi is seen as an out and out capitalist. #Sensex #Investing #Narendra Modi #InMyOpinion #Industry #markets #Chidambaram #investors
Ekla Chalo Re: Chidambaram soldiers on despite challenges

Apr 24, 2013

Ekla Chalo Re: Chidambaram soldiers on despite challenges

Despite all the challenges, the good news is the FM is determined to continue on the reforms path #ToTheContrary #UPA #Finance minister #RBI #Chidambaram #Reforms
Budget 2013: No room for tax hikes ties govt hands on revenue front

Feb 20, 2013

Budget 2013: No room for tax hikes ties govt hands on revenue front

Taxes cannot be raised at a time when the economy is slowing down while it cannot be broadened as elections are due in 2014. #Numbers #GDP #fiscal deficit #Chidambaram #Taxation #Budget2013 #Union Budget 2013
Task cut out for FM, RBI after December IIP print

Feb 12, 2013

Task cut out for FM, RBI after December IIP print

With global signals continuing to be weak, the rating agencies keeping a close watch and the slowdown showing little signs of abating, Chidambaram and Subbarao will have to come up with a common formula to keep growth from flagging further. #RBI #IIP #Chidambaram #Subbarao #Growth #India Inc