Pulapre Balakrishnan’s book India's Economy from Nehru to Modi: A brief history

India’s economy from Nehru to Modi – a conversation with Pulapre Balakrishnan

Pulapre Balakrishnan’s book 'India's Economy from Nehru to Modi: A brief history' traces the evolution of economic thought under the country's prime ministers. Read more »
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‘Inflation threat overstated; India will grow at steady pace’

Inflation in India is not because of fiscal or monetary profligacy, so there is no need to emulate aggressive rate hikes by the West. Read more »
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Interest rates: RBI should go easy on monetary tightening

RBI need not worry about the interest rate differential as the real policy rate in India is around (-)1.50% while that in the US is (-)5.3%. Read more »
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Horses for courses: RBI need not hike interest rates to match Fed

The US has aggressively increased its benchmark interest rate because inflation is 5 times the normal level, but that is not the case for India. Read more »
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Govt, RBI must brace for the looming NPA crisis

NPAs of the public sector banks will increase, especially in infrastructure sector, forcing the government to recapitalise many of them through the Union Budget. Read more »
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Why RBI should keep interest rates, monetary policy stance unchanged

Rising crude price is the reason for high inflation, and RBI may choose to ignore this transitory phenomenon. Read more »
FM Nirmala Sitharaman will present budget 2022 on February 1.

Budget 2022: India should spend its way out of post-Covid economic crisis

Budget 2022 will target twin objectives of reviving the Indian economy and gaining a firm foothold in the global economy. Read more »
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Cryptocurrency dilemma: What history teaches us about money, assets

Prudential regulation of cryptocurrency should be done only after identifying instruments, issuers and working mechanism of trading platforms. Read more »
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RBI monetary policy must focus on inequalities, climate change, Omicron

All-round uncertainty may prompt the RBI monetary policy committee to retain its accommodative stance while keeping the repo rate unchanged. Read more »
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Cryptocurrency: Govt, RBI must exercise utmost caution

The RBI and the finance ministry should take lessons from the gradual opening of capital accounts and weather the pressure to legalise cryptocurrency. Read more »