Expert Zone

Is finance too competitive?

By Raghuram Rajan
November 15, 2012

The opinions expressed are his own

Many economists are advocating for regulation that would make banking “boring” and uncompetitive once again. After a crisis, it is not uncommon to hear calls to limit competition. During the Great Depression, the head of the United States National Recovery Administration argued that employers were being forced to lay off workers as a result of “the murderous doctrine of savage and wolfish competition, [of] dog-eat-dog and devil take the hindmost.” He appealed for a more collusive business environment, with the profits made from consumers to be shared between employers and workers.

Exit Afghanistan?

By Jaswant Singh
November 15, 2012

The opinions expressed are his own

In his victory speech to a rapturous crowd in Chicago following his re-election, President Barack Obama affirmed that America’s “decade-long conflict” in Afghanistan will now end. The line was greeted with prolonged applause — and understandably so. In fact, this ill-advised war — launched on the basis of a United Nations Security Council resolution — has been grinding on for 11 years, making it the longest in American history.

US-India strategic partnership set to grow in second Obama administration

By Sanjeev Kumar Shrivastav
November 14, 2012

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

India Market Weekahead: Trading subdued but markets back on track

By Ambareesh Baliga
November 11, 2012

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Higher growth can help lower deficit

November 7, 2012

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

By Ambareesh Baliga
November 4, 2012

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Life insurance still struggling, non-life continues to grow

By Deepak Yohannan
November 1, 2012

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When will the repo rate be reduced?

November 1, 2012

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Why financial planning is important

By I V Subramaniam
October 30, 2012

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RBI policy review: Subbarao could have taken a calculated risk

By Ambareesh Baliga
October 30, 2012

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