Articles by Vivek Kaul
Sep 20, 2018
The Great Indian NPA Mess: Banks, govt and industrialists worked together to kick bad loans can down the roadWe now have one big problem which the Narendra Modi government is trying to postpone further by merging different public sector banks. The trouble is bringing two rotten eggs together is only going to lead to another rotten egg
Sep 11, 2018
Rupee crashes past 72: If the American hand continues, Indian currency can drop to 75 to a dollarthe only lesson that we learnt from the 1997 South East Asian Financial Crisis was the fact that the central bank of a country should not become obsessed with the idea of defending the value of its currency at any particular value
Jul 05, 2018
MSP for Kharif crops: Narendra Modi government's claim of 50% margin is an eyewash; devil lies in detailsWednesday's hike in the MSP for Kharif crops isn't a first. It’s just that previously it wasn’t marketed as well as the Modi government did.
Jun 13, 2018
One year of GST: Tax regime is anything but good and simple; govt can simplify it to improve ease of doing businessThe complicatedness of the system can also be made out from the fact that the GST council has put out 158 notifications till date.
May 24, 2018
Cabinet approves IBC amendment: Why recognising homebuyers as financial creditors is not going to solve the messArray
May 10, 2018
Walmart buys 77% of Flipkart: Why letting foreign money fund e-commerce businesses is vital to protecting consumersMedia reports suggest that Sachin Bansal could earn a billion dollars by selling his 5.5 percent stake at around a billion dollars (or Rs 6,740 crore).
Apr 24, 2018
Jobless in India: Formal economy has failed aspirants but the government can’t hire everybodyIndia’s underemployment problem can be solved with more job creation in the formal sector, but that isn’t happening
Apr 16, 2018
Air India privatisation: 18,000 employees cannot hold nation to ransom; sale to set tone for other PSU divestment plansIf the 18,049 Air India employees are allowed to hold the country to ransom, then so will the employees of other loss-making government-owned firms.
Apr 02, 2018
Private banks' share in overall loan pie rising; will banking crisis render most PSBs dodos?The banking sector in India is getting 'privatised' on its own, even though the government continues to own 21 public sector banks.
Mar 23, 2018
If government wants to earn more tax, taxmen need to stop harassing taxpayersTax laws need to be simplified, so as to disincentivise taxmen from litigating and continuing to litigate at the drop of a hat.