from Expert Zone:

Budget 2013: A rather ambitious budget

March 5, 2013

(Rajan Ghotgalkar is Managing Director of Principal Pnb Asset Management Company. The views expressed in this column are his own and do not represent those of either Principal Pnb or Reuters)

from India Insight:

Chidambaram’s ‘Hangout’ debut: learning from Modi, a lesson for others

March 4, 2013

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from Expert Zone:

Budget 2013: Chidambaram’s chance to bell the cat

By Ambareesh Baliga
February 18, 2013

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This year’s budget will be an interesting one and it will hopefully be more pragmatic than populist.

from India Insight:

India ponders deficit control after the gold rush

February 12, 2013

India's central government in January raised the tax on refined gold imports by 50 percent. This increase to 6 percent from 4 percent is the second rise this fiscal year. Why does it keep making gold more expensive, particularly as the nation enters its prime wedding season when brides will be bedecked with the metal from head to toe?

from Expert Zone:

What we want to see in Budget 2013

By Apurva Shah
February 12, 2013

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Over 15 years have passed since P. Chidambaram presented what was called the ‘dream budget’. It was a budget that changed the discourse of financial policy and offered a vision of India matching the growth and dynamism of the tiger economies of Southeast Asia.

from India Insight:

A look at India’s last five annual budgets

February 6, 2013

The countdown has begun for the biggest business and economic event of the year, the release of India's annual budget at the end of February, and Finance Minister P. Chidambaram has a tough job on his hands. With general elections a year away, he must please voters, boost growth and control deficits.

from India Insight:

Understanding the repo rate, cash reserve ratio and the Reserve Bank of India

January 29, 2013

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Tuesday cut the repo rate as well as the cash reserve ratio (CRR) by 25 basis points, or 0.25 percent. Here's a quick explanation of what that means. It will be obvious to some readers, but many people haven't studied economics and are unfamiliar with the terms.

from Expert Zone:

India Market Weekahead: Buy on dips with no roadblocks till budget

By Ambareesh Baliga
November 4, 2012

(The views expressed in this column are the author’s own and do not represent those of Reuters)