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Higher tax revenue from higher growth

June 24, 2014

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The 2013-14 budget got completely out of hand because of a whopping shortfall in tax revenue. Development outlays had to be drastically cut to manage the fiscal deficit.

Steps the next government should take

April 8, 2014

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India’s economy is tottering, inflation is too high and growth too low. The Congress-led UPA government allowed the economy to drift during its second term. Why? Because it did not focus on real issues, failed to govern effectively and did not carry out any significant reforms.

No quick fixes to India’s growth problems

By R Rajagopal
August 27, 2013

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Over the past year, the government has silenced its critics with several pro-reform policy initiatives including the relaxation of FDI norms, freeing FII debt investment limits and a calibrated deregulation of petroleum prices. These reforms were cheered by the markets by way of increased FII inflows.

Why the RBI should cut rates again

June 10, 2013

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In May, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) had hesitatingly cut the repo rate by 0.25 percent, which made no impression on the stock market or commercial banks. That was because both expected the cut to be more substantial. But the RBI had not obliged.

Critical steps for a faster recovery

December 11, 2011

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Gold prices: Bubble or fundamental

By Deepak Yohannan
September 13, 2011

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Signs of cooling in Indian economy

June 14, 2011

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Will higher interest rates lower growth?

May 12, 2011

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Lower profits, uneasy market

April 13, 2011

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