Expert Zone

Rating downgrade a credible threat for India

September 7, 2012

(Rajiv Deep Bajaj is the Vice Chairman and Managing Director of Bajaj Capital Ltd. The views expressed in this column are his own and do not represent those of Reuters)

Economic consequences of deadlock in Parliament

September 6, 2012

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

Indian markets stuck in a rut

September 5, 2012

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

GAAR-supported bounceback tough to sustain

By Ambareesh Baliga
September 2, 2012

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

Challenging times but hopes of recovery after 2014 polls

August 31, 2012

(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)

Liquidity reigns supreme as market ignores data points

By Ambareesh Baliga
August 11, 2012

The Nifty crossed 5350 levels last week after nearly three months with strong buying by FIIs, closing about two pct higher at 5320. Stronger than expected U.S. payroll data, positive cues from the  euro zone and comments from Finance Minister Palaniappan Chidambaram assuring to unveil a path of fiscal consolidation and undertake remedial measures to revive the domestic economy, boosted investor sentiment.

What money can buy

By Raghuram Rajan
August 9, 2012

By Raghuram Rajan
The opinions expressed are his own

In an interesting recent book, What Money Can’t Buy: The Moral Limits of the Market, the Harvard philosopher Michael Sandel points to the range of things that money can buy in modern societies and gently tries to stoke our outrage at the market’s growing dominance. Is he right that we should be alarmed?

Overseas cues to drive the market but limited upside

By Ambareesh Baliga
August 4, 2012

A positive week for the markets saw volatility in a narrow band with Nifty gaining about 115 points to close at 5216, a gain of about 2.25 pct. The midcaps and small caps outperformed the frontline stocks indicating retail interest.

Why the RBI preferred an SLR cut

August 2, 2012

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

Not so easy for India to come out of the dark

By Hartmut Issel
August 2, 2012

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