The Indian Economy Blog

Whither Now, India?

Monday, December 29th, 2008

What does 2009 hold for India, given the global credit crisis and the aftermath of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks? Joe Nocera, one of my favorite business journalists, thinks that India’s banking sector has managed to avoid getting dragged down by the financial maelstrom. Do you agree? And what is the outlook for the rest [...]

Guest Post: Mukesh Ambani Under Fire

Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

Mohit Satyanand Though I have never invested in the shares of Reliance Industries, my recently gleaned understanding of the world petroleum scenario has made me respect the company’s vision in its refining projects. As I mentioned once earlier, RIL’s existing refinery, and the one nearing construction, reportedly have unparalleled flexibility to process heavy, high-sulphur (so-called [...]

Farmers And Loans

Friday, February 29th, 2008

So the UPA government is set to improve credit availability (and write off loans) for farmers. Laveesh Bhandari tells you why, if improving the livelihood of farmers is a policy goal, the Manmohan Singh and P Chidambaram are barking up the wrong tree. Here lies the crux of the matter. If use of new seeds, [...]

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