from Expert Zone:

Budget 2015: An economist’s wishlist

By William Wilson
February 27, 2015

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from India Insight:

Govt’s priority should be to kickstart economy: Ex-Infosys CFO Balakrishnan

By Reuters Staff
February 26, 2015

Workers are pictured beneath clocks displaying time zones in various parts of the world at an outsourcing centre in BangaloreFinance Minister Arun Jaitley has the tough task of balancing the need to boost spending and maintaining fiscal discipline when he presents the annual budget on Feb. 28. Former Infosys CFO V. Balakrishnan says the government’s main priority should be to revive the economy by loosening up its purse strings and the country could live with a “slightly higher fiscal deficit.”

from Expert Zone:

Budget 2015: Be careful what you wish for

By Hartmut Issel
February 24, 2015

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from Expert Zone:

Budget 2015: Third-generation reforms needed to galvanize economy

February 19, 2015

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from India Insight:

A look at India’s last five annual budgets

February 17, 2015

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The countdown has begun for the biggest business and economic event of the year - the release of India’s annual budget on February 28. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is under pressure to unveil reforms that will put the country’s economy on a path of 7-8 percent growth over the next two years.

from India Insight:

India needs 10-15 years to roll out universal health plan: KPMG

February 13, 2015

India will struggle to become a global superpower without an efficient healthcare system, and would need 10 to 15 years to cover everyone under its ambitious universal health coverage programme, KPMG's global health chief said.

from Expert Zone:

How AAP won a record mandate, and how BJP lost the plot

By Praveen Rai
February 10, 2015

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from India Insight:

Last chance for the Indian economy? Mihir Sharma explains

By Atul Dev
February 9, 2015

IMihir Sharman the history of India’s economic reforms, rhetoric has often proved to be a stronger force than substance. Scrutinizing The Indian Growth Story, a facile phrase casually tossed about by newsmakers and newswriters, reveals that. Historians, however, have documented the liberalization of the economy in 1991 — the pole around which the Story spins — furtively. A good chunk of Mihir S Sharma’s gripping first book, Restart, delves into the events of that hot summer of 1991: the colicking infancy of a reformist India and how a missed opportunity and internalised mistakes have plagued the economic agenda ever since.

from Expert Zone:

Why opinion polls are bad for elections

By Praveen Rai
February 6, 2015

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from The Great Debate:

U.S. and India: Two democracies can join to balance China’s rise

By Jon Huntsman Jr. and Bharath Gopalaswamy
January 25, 2015

U.S. President Obama and Indian Prime Minister Modi arrive for a photo opportunity ahead of their meeting at Hyderabad House in New Delhi

President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (R) arrive for a photo opportunity ahead of their meeting at Hyderabad House in New Delhi, Jan. 25, 2015. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi