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Will she, wont she? Mystery on Priyanka Vadra joining active politics continues

Aug 08, 2014

Will she, wont she? Mystery on Priyanka Vadra joining active politics continues

Priyanka Gandhi was actively involved in the back channel meetings that happen in the Congress party as early as April this year. She has always been busy in Amethi and Rae Bareli. She has done nothing much beyond that to reveal that she wants to assume any superior position in the party. Still the speculation goes on. #Politics #Sonia Gandhi #Congress #PoliticsDecoder #Rahul Gandhi #Priyanka Gandhi #speculation on Priyanka
What's common between onions and India's property market

Nov 27, 2013

What's common between onions and India's property market

Farmers - the onion producers who make a healthy profit in a short-supply scenario by selling at higher prices are analogous to developers who look to book returns from their projects by ensuring that buyer demand is always chasing lower availability. #ToWhatEffect #onions #speculation #hoarding #Residential market
Financial Tech fiasco: Commodity trading is all about price rigging

Aug 02, 2013

Financial Tech fiasco: Commodity trading is all about price rigging

At stake is Rs 5,000 crore of investor money in NSEL. The exchange has assured that it can liquidate the commodities it has in the warehouses and overcome the liquidity crisis. But what if things did not work out as it has planned? #ConnectTheDots #Financial Technologies #Speculative trading #NSEL #Commodity trading #Futures trading
Rupee fall forces RBI to crackdown on speculative forex trade

Jul 02, 2013

Rupee fall forces RBI to crackdown on speculative forex trade

The pressure highlights the limited options for a central bank that has seen the rupee hit hard in last month's emerging markets rout, but is reluctant to sell too much of its US dollar foreign reserves given they are enough to cover only seven months of imports. #WhyNow #RBI #Rupee #CAD #Speculative trading
WGC blames speculative traders for gold crash

Apr 19, 2013

WGC blames speculative traders for gold crash

The World Gold Council (WGC) said the recent fall in gold prices was driven by speculative traders in the futures markets. #bullion #Gold #Futures #yellow metal #World Gold Council #Speculative trading
Why talk of property 'bubble' in China is exaggerated

Mar 18, 2013

Why talk of property 'bubble' in China is exaggerated

Speculative activity may be curtailed, but prices are not expected to fall, as demand from end-users and long-term investors remains strong. #Inflation #Stephen Roach #China Real Estate #KnightFrank #Speculative trading
Why car sales are falling but not realty prices

Mar 14, 2013

Why car sales are falling but not realty prices

When demand falls, sales fall too. But the real estate market is rigged, and builders and investors have an inside edge over real buyers. #Realty Bites #property prices #The Explainer #speculators
Land speculation is giving inflation and CAD a boost

Feb 07, 2013

Land speculation is giving inflation and CAD a boost

Excess land speculation is reducing the amount of land in productive use and contributing to inflation. #Inflation #ConnectTheDots #CAD #Land speculation
Speculative trading at the crux of furore over banking bill

Dec 11, 2012

Speculative trading at the crux of furore over banking bill

The sweet taste of victory turned a bit sour for the UPA after oppn sought to stall another reform bill, arguing that the amendment to the banking regulations bill that allows banks to participate in commodity futures trading was not vetted by a Parliamentary panel. #parliament #Banking Bill #speculation #Lokh Sabha #new bank licences #commodities trade
Bribe:Key factor that disincentivises low-cost housing

Dec 06, 2012

Bribe:Key factor that disincentivises low-cost housing

There is no difference in the amount of paper work for both affordable and premium housing. And paper work, by default, involves bribe, at least in India #ToWhatEffect #Low-Cost Housing #speculation #Real estate