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Bear market a golden opportunity to shore up coffers

By Hartmut Issel
April 23, 2013

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The recent run of the gold bears in financial markets has been positive for India's current account balance. If this continues along with the persistent softness of oil prices, as many expect at least for the short term, it just might give the government the opportunity it needs to implement certain measures that have so far run against popular sentiment.

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Investment boost needed to break India’s vicious cycle

By Hartmut Issel
April 9, 2013

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from Expert Zone:

Budget 2013: India has no room for a populist budget

By Hartmut Issel
February 14, 2013

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It is still a good year into the next general elections, yet India's two main political parties have already set the stage for a showdown. The opposition Bharatiya Janata Party is closing in on the Congress party, according to opinion polls. Even though it is still early days, this puts even more pressure on the ruling party.

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Time for real reforms, but low-hanging fruits remain

By Hartmut Issel
October 22, 2012

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from Expert Zone:

Weighing the Obama-Romney calculus

By Hartmut Issel
September 28, 2012

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Not so easy for India to come out of the dark

By Hartmut Issel
August 2, 2012

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What if Greece exits the euro zone

By Hartmut Issel
June 5, 2012

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