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Budget 2012: Will the FM think long-term for a change?
Economy

Budget 2012: Will the FM think long-term for a change?

The reduction of taxes, spending on rural employment and now a food security bill are all short-term measures guaranteed to bring down the country in the long term.

How long can govt be on RBI life support?
Economy

How long can govt be on RBI life support?

Repercussions of withdrawing support is the sharp fall in public spending as markets punish the govt for its excesses by taking up bond yields to levels where servicing debt becomes unsustainable.

Why corruption can't drive house prices higher forever
Economy

Why corruption can't drive house prices higher forever

Corruption has become a selling point for builders, while investors justify paying high prices citing corruption. But buying property based on it can only lead to disaster.<br /><br />

The US takes to inflation targeting - and how!
Economy

The US takes to inflation targeting - and how!

The US Fed has announced an official inflation rate it will be targeting - 2 percent. It proposes to make policy more transparent.

CRR cut: Govt plays spoilsport to more robust market rally
Economy

CRR cut: Govt plays spoilsport to more robust market rally

The RBI could have offered a repo rate cut if only the government had achieved some measure of fiscal consolidation.

The euro debt crisis isn't over; it's the ECB opening the taps
Economy

The euro debt crisis isn't over; it's the ECB opening the taps

Yields on eurozone debt have fallen, but don't assume that the crisis is abating. This is just the result of the ECB's liquidity boosting activities.

The joy of writing about the things which don't matter
News & Analysis

The joy of writing about the things which don't matter

What we term as mainstream media tended to focus on the negative, apparently because it "sells". The author tells us why the web is more positive, an uplifting place.<br />

Rs 65,000 cr missing money: RBI needs to explain liquidity drop
Economy

Rs 65,000 cr missing money: RBI needs to explain liquidity drop

Even after accounting for dollar sales, and extra note printing on the govt's behalf, there is a Rs 65,000 gap in unexplained liquidity demand.

The RBI should not wait; it must cut CRR and rates now
Economy

The RBI should not wait; it must cut CRR and rates now

Since the economy always responds with a lag to rate cuts, the RBI needs to start cutting repo and CRr rates in its 24 January policy

2012 can see a global equity market rally with euro as the carry trade currency
Economy

2012 can see a global equity market rally with euro as the carry trade currency

Low eurozone interest rates and high liquidity from the central bank will can act as a catalyst for carry trades.

A 100th century to save a match
Sports

A 100th century to save a match

If ever there was a time to prove his greatness, it is today. Not that Sachin needs to, but this a time gifted to him by the gods.

RBI is being sucked into funding the govt's profligacy
Economy

RBI is being sucked into funding the govt's profligacy

The government's fiscal failures are, willy-nilly, being financed by the RBI. But for the central bank, interest rates would have shot through the roof.

When technology fills in for human connection
News & Analysis

When technology fills in for human connection

A USB device that would wake up when a friend of mine logged on to IM, made me smile. The reason why this fascinates us is because we are the first generation of humans who have been touched by technology.

2012 will be a year of austerity for India - so be prepared
Economy

2012 will be a year of austerity for India - so be prepared

Debt reduction and lower consumption will be the watchwords for India. This is good for the markets in the long run. Look for a revival by the second half of 2012.

Uncomfortable times coming up in real estate?
Economy

Uncomfortable times coming up in real estate?

If business cycle conditions and financial conditions worsen, the problems of borrowing by real estate developers and speculators will get worse.

Subbarao to play Santa 2 weeks late; CRR cut in early Jan?
Economy

Subbarao to play Santa 2 weeks late; CRR cut in early Jan?

Given extremely tight liquidity conditions and soaring short-term rates, the RBI has no option by to ease liquidity by cutting the cash reserve ratio.

How does a good junior become a great senior?
Sports

How does a good junior become a great senior?

The easy answer is through hard work. But there is a lot more that goes into the making of a champion.

Ind vs Aus: May this tour provide a hearthstone for Indian cricket
First Cricket News

Ind vs Aus: May this tour provide a hearthstone for Indian cricket

Dravid, Nehru and Bradman, Greg Chappell and Ganguly, history and cricket, Australia and India, cricket and captaincy, truth and consequences, insult and injuries – we have it all, as the series is underway in only six days...

Why a falling rupee is the best thing for India
Economy

Why a falling rupee is the best thing for India

The country has to work hard to regain its star status and if it does so, it will actually be because of the panic caused by a falling rupee.

What investors should do when interest rates fall
Economy

What investors should do when interest rates fall

In a falling interest rate environment, investors will do well to invest in fixed-income securities that have maturities of two years or more.