Articles by S Murlidharan
Sep 19, 2018
SEBI cracks whip on corporates’ reluctance to issue bonds, but will it work unless the RBI too acts in tandem?The bond market is unforgiving unlike banks in the pre-IBC era, especially public sector banks (PSBs) that have shown monumental patience with defaulters all these years until the IBC came along.
Sep 14, 2018
Vijay Mallya’s scalp or his assets? People are baying for his scalp, but the government must start with his assetsEven if the London court rules in favour of the Indian government, one can count on the wily Mallya to go on appeal and use every other trick in his bag to stall his extradition.
Sep 13, 2018
Rupee free fall: Merely blaming external factors for Indian currency depreciation won't do; govt should think out-of-the-boxThe US-Sino trade war has caught India in the crossfires just the US beef against Turkey damaged the Indian rupee a month ago.
Sep 11, 2018
Frenzied activity in the Indian M&A market: Vultures are gathering to oust defaulting promoters from their perchThe last round of M&A frenzy was in a pre-Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code 2016 (IBC) milieu, involving friendly and hostile takeovers often at the risk of inviting winner’s curse which is inevitable when the acquirer overpays in his keenness to acquire, come what may.
Aug 31, 2018
Congress' nasbandi infuriated the whole country, BJP's notebandi has upset only the commentariatThe masses did not think of notebandi and its repercussions in the UP elections where Modi’s BJP won a landslide. In fact, elsewhere too, the BJP won though not on the scale of the UP victory.
Aug 30, 2018
RBI says 99.3% of demonetised currency is back: What went wrong with the government's black money huntRBI says 99.3 percent of about Rs 16 lakh crore in the form of the banned Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes have found their way back into the banking system
Aug 29, 2018
SpiceJet spices up the fuel scenario with test flight powered by biofuelOur biofuel policy does recognize the potential and plans to set up ten biofuel refineries but the fight against hydrocarbon must be carried out on a war footing.
Aug 27, 2018
L&T AGM: AM Naik's move to throw out shareholders for questioning his cancer hospital project was in bad tasteInstead of calling in the marshals, AM Naik would have done well to move a special resolution
Aug 23, 2018
Walmart-owned Flipkart hasn't soiled its hands previously; selling refurbished goods will take it to uncharted territoryOne wonders if Flipkart's 2GUD is just a euphemism for selling factory seconds under the guise of used goods.
Aug 22, 2018
Kerala floods: Indian government would be churlish to decline UAE's offer of Rs 700 crore for ravaged stateThe Government of India has taken the stand that it will meet the financial demands emanating out of the damages inflicted by the heavy rains in Kerala from domestic sources