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Mumbai cutting tariffs will force a power crisis in the state

Jan 21, 2014

Mumbai cutting tariffs will force a power crisis in the state

Please try to recall what happened in Delhi about 10 years ago. DESU went bankrupt and power supply had to be privatised. #Economy #India #Delhi #Mumbai #LetterstoFP #Power Tariffs #DESU
No Modi, India's growth story in not just Gujarat

Jan 20, 2014

No Modi, India's growth story in not just Gujarat

The growth story of other BJP-ruled states is not as impressive as that of Gujarat/Maharashtra and at best comparable to some other states with regional leadership. #GDP #Gujarat #Congress #BJP #Narendra Modi #LetterstoFP #Indian Economy #Lok Sabha polls
How Iran deal may bring down oil prices, cut Saudi Arabia to size

Jan 09, 2014

How Iran deal may bring down oil prices, cut Saudi Arabia to size

Saudi Arabia has been the sole decision-maker for years in determining the world oil prices and has been increasing and decreasing its daily output at will, without bothering about the Opec's set rules of business. #Dollar #HowThisWorks #Economy #India #US #Rupee #OPEC #Iran #Saudi Arabia #Abdel Bari-Al-Arousi
RBI may have done well to pause

Dec 19, 2013

RBI may have done well to pause

The criticism of Raghuram Rajan may have been a bit too harsh. #Economy #India #RBI #Raghuram Rajan #LetterstoFP #MSF
RBI naive to think inflation will come down

Dec 19, 2013

RBI naive to think inflation will come down

The inflation will be higher as long as the government continues to increase the prices of diesel as it is the fuel for 80 percent of the economy. #Inflation #Economy #RBI #Raghuram Rajan #LetterstoFP
BJP win lifts markets, but road to economic recovery may be long

Dec 10, 2013

BJP win lifts markets, but road to economic recovery may be long

The function of the markets is to believe what it wants to believe. A bear market factors in only the worst even if there are some signs of turning around. A bull market factors in the best, even if the signals are unsustainable. #Economy #Stock market #GDP #BJP #ToWhatEffect #Indian rupee #Lok Sabha elections #tax revenue
QE can't be stopped even if it makes no sense to continue it

Nov 27, 2013

QE can't be stopped even if it makes no sense to continue it

Tapering would lead to a large influx of dollars into the US from the emerging markets, leading to price inflation. #Dollar #Economy #Emerging markets #US Federal Reserve #LetterstoFP #Quantitative easing
Euro hitting 2-year high against dollar good news for rupee

Oct 25, 2013

Euro hitting 2-year high against dollar good news for rupee

The rupee, which had weakened to record lows against the dollar in August, should gain comfort from the strong euro as it signifies rising risk appetite in the market. #Dollar #Economy #IMF #Rupee #Euro #Eurozone #US Federal Reserve #CurrencyWatch
Why choking growth will not help save the rupee

Aug 13, 2013

Why choking growth will not help save the rupee

Is there a way out of this mess or is time the only healer? The latter seems to be the more plausible answer but pain caused by the current economic conditions will be high. #Economy #RBI #Rupee #ConnectTheDots #Growth #Current Account Deficit #Indian currency
Intellectual gluttony: Why is it ok to subsidise gold and not food?

Jul 23, 2013

Intellectual gluttony: Why is it ok to subsidise gold and not food?

Why do we balk at food subsidy for the poor when we accept every other form of subsidy for the rich - from diesel to power to education? #Economy #India #Amartya Sen #Food security #Subsidy #Gold Duties
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