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Can the economy afford lazy banking?

Radhika Merwin

Chary of lending directly to corporates, banks are picking up bonds. Is this doorway desirable? »
By Invitation

Powering infra through refinancing

R Venkataraman, Siva Subramanian, Divya Charen C

Solar and highways are set to drive fresh investments over the next two years »
Talking Point

Why the fiscal math may not add up


Radhika Merwin

Poor dividends from the RBI and risks to growth can upset the fisc »
By Invitation

Help SMEs navigate GST


Rakesh Bhargava

Small businesses need to be guided into the new tax regime, given their lack of awareness »

Why doesn’t the govt look before it leaps?

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TCA Sharad Raghavan

Forcing people to link PAN and Aadhaar without proper preparedness poses a problem »
Money Talk

Great time for a clean-up act

Ramesh Bukka

Use the ongoing bull market to your advantage and take a few corrective steps »
By Invitation

A 25 bps repo rate cut is on the cards

Naresh Takkar

The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Reserve Bank of India will most likely go for a 25 basis points (bps) cut in the repo rate at its upcoming policy review in August 2017, before taking a paus... »

Centre-driven schemes to propel wind sector

Virender Pankaj

Wind energy in India, until recently, had been largely operating on the Feed-in-Tariff (FiT) model, wherein tariffs were pre-determined by each State Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC).However, this h... »

Do we really need a Chief Economic Advisor?

TCA Sharad Raghavan

If the post is filled from outside the govt, that places the CEA at a distinct disadvantage »

Go Figure

This utility company, whose CEO is featured here, was recently in the news for coming under the radar of a big investor. Name the company. Send your response to »
By Invitation

GST to boost ‘Make in India’

Christos Georghiou/

Mukesh Butani

Over time, it will enhance financial viability of indigenous manufacturing to a great extent »
Big Picture

Global economic cues at play


S A Raghu

While all central banks have similar mandates in securing growth and price stability, the key central banks such as US Fed and the ECB have also to reckon with the effects of their policies on other e... »
By Invitation

A worrying macro-economic trend

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Aditi Nayar

The high frequency data released this month provided some surprises, with industrial output exceeding the consensus expectations and inflation falling well below the median forecasts. The new series o... »

Go Figure

This global giant, whose CEO is featured above, was recently in the news for inking a manufacturing tie-up. Name the company. Send your response to blgofigure@... »

Scope for further rate easing limited

B Prasanna

However, there could be surprises this year, depending on the actual inflationary trend »
Talking Point

Less wiggle room for promoters


Corporate ownership in India is predominantly concentrated in the hands of domestic individuals and promoter groups or the State. Such presence of owner-managers is a situation unique to developing ec... »

Go Figure

This global giant, whose CEO is featured above, was recently in the news for considering a public offering for some of its assets. Name the company. Send your response to One... »
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Is there a case for contra investing?


Mahesh Patil

Three sectors have been facing headwinds over the past year and have fallen out of favour with investors. The relative one-year under-performance as of June 2017 with respect to the large-cap index N... »
By Invitation

States’ finances: Myths and facts

Anubhuti Sahay

Here’s taking a close look at three misconceptions »
Talking Point

Investing in the Indian growth story


Nilesh Shah

Equity markets are on a structural uptrend, thanks to reforms initiated by the govt »
Meet the Expert

‘China overweight but no heart disease yet’

Meera Siva, Yoganand D

The size of debt is not fatal yet but the speed of growth is worrisome »

Title insurance, a must for home buyers

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Surendra Hiranandani

You can prevent people from staking a claim to your property, entangling you in litigation »
Farm Reform

Farm sector needs more attention from policymakers

Rajalakshmi Nirmal

Rather than have policies to control prices, the Centre should let market forces operate »

The choice of top 10 stocks/sectors in a fund's portfolio is important as the top picks usually occupy a major portion of the portfolio, determine the level of diversification and help funds gener... »

Buying a house to just rent it out may not be a lucrative option in India, shows study of data provided by JLL India. Average rental yields were 3.1 per cent, as of May 2017, for top six cities in... »


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