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A bumper crop may energize Indian industry

August 7, 2013

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Industrial growth in India in 2012 was less than a percent and data from April and May this year doesn’t show a lot of promise. The reluctance of industry to grow has been the reason for GDP growth dropping to a disappointing 5 percent, raising doubts about whether the India story has come to an end. That may be an extreme view considering that even the best performers, such as China, are having problems.

Hyundai makes a grand move with the Grand i10

By Ashish Jha
August 7, 2013

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Indian telecoms at the crossroads again

August 5, 2013

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Sooner the better for RBI to unwind grip on liquidity

July 31, 2013

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The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) wasn’t expected to do anything new at its policy review on Tuesday and it did exactly that. But the markets still reacted adversely. The stock market moved in consort with the rupee with the Sensex falling 245 points.

The paradox of India’s real estate business

By Anuj Puri
July 31, 2013

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Over the last two years, India has been battling various economic issues such as rising fiscal deficit, a falling rupee and increasing food inflation. No, nothing new there. And what does this have to do with real estate? Quite a lot.

New ways to distribute insurance policies

By Deepak Yohannan
July 26, 2013

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On a rainy day in Mumbai, I was chatting with the taxi driver. It was a prolonged journey, made worse by a never-ending traffic jam. We talked about insurance and I asked him about his insurance cover. I heard the familiar story of a man being cheated into buying an expensive plan; he escaped only after losing a lot of money.

How the RBI’s recent measures affect you

By R Rajagopal
July 26, 2013

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Banking is the backbone for growth in large economies such as India. Banks provide short-term finance to trade, industry and agriculture while also ensuring excess money is channelized into productive assets via deposits and financial intermediation.

Time to get used to a weak rupee

July 22, 2013

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The fall of the rupee has become politically embarrassing. When the rupee crossed 60 to the dollar, the government and the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) thought it was time to act. The RBI tried to suppress speculation that had exaggerated the rupee’s fall and the government sought to increase foreign resources to fund the current account deficit (CAD).

India Markets Weekahead: Prudent to hold cash

By Ambareesh Baliga
July 21, 2013

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Indian markets ended steady on Friday after rising to its highest intraday level in nearly two months. The Nifty closed up 0.33 percent at 6029, marking its fourth weekly gain.

Why the rupee is linked to jobs in the U.S.

July 10, 2013

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