Expert Zone

Steps the next government should take

April 8, 2014

(Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters)

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.

India Markets Weekahead: Cash is king

September 1, 2013

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Around mid-week, the Indian markets seemed akin to a sinking ship which saw unabated selling with Nifty hitting a low of 5,168 on Wednesday, before recovering sharply to close the week at 5,471 on the hopes of concrete action by the government to shore up the sentiments and the Reserve Bank of India’s moves to save the rupee.

Asian financial crisis and lessons for India

August 31, 2013

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Several economists have gone to great lengths to say that India in 2013 is not facing a repeat of the 1991 balance-of-payments crisis or the Asian financial crisis in 1997. Clearly, the crisis India faces now is unique – as most economic crises usually are.

India Markets Weekahead – Volatility seen as RBI policy review in focus

June 16, 2013

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Volatility is here to stay and trying to predict the markets on a daily basis is a futile exercise. It’s no better than tossing a coin.

Budget 2013: High on expectations again

February 8, 2013

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It’s budget time in India once again, the annual month of anxiety and expectations that everyone awaits with bated breath.

The year the Indian economy stalled

December 17, 2012

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Will Indian stocks end 2012 on a happier note?

November 26, 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)

Yet another infructuous parliament session?

November 24, 2012

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Time for real reforms, but low-hanging fruits remain

October 22, 2012

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When will India’s reforms show results?

October 8, 2012

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