Wednesday, April 17, 2024
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/debt-under-control-good-now-for-economic-growth/1387659 Debt and economic growth RN Bhaskar November 1, 2018 Talk of debt is in the air.  Everybody is talking about it.  In fact there is a CARE Ratings study which looks at state and central government debt (Debt Profile of Centre...
http://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/maharashtra-continues-to-slip-badly-r-n-bhaskar/1318763 Maharashtra's finances are in a precarious condition — By RN Bhaskar | Jul 19, 2018 Maharashtra continues to stumble along. Vision has evidently given way to expedience.  Basic accounting and book-keeping norms are being flouted.  And the yardstick of what constitutes corruption...
http://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/rn-bhaskar-maharashtra-opens-up-its-hinterland/1110674 Unlocking Maharashtra's wealth — By RN Bhaskar | Jul 27, 2017 07:23 am In many ways one could draw parallels between India’s Golden Quadilateral (GQ) and Maharashtra’s biggest roadway project. Christened as the Nagpur-Mumbai Expressway (NMEW) or the Samruddhi Mahamarg, this 701 km...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/the-folly-of-banning-futures-trading-in-commodities A primer for policymakers on commodities trading RN Bhaskar The government never tires of telling people that it wants to empower farmers.  It says it wants to empower commodities trading in futures, and commodity exchanges. This was the claim made by earlier...
Can India grow to #3 in the world by 2028? RN Bhaskar Last week, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that India would become the third largest economy in the world by the end of his third term (https://indianexpress.com/article/india/pm-modi-india-worlds-top-3-economies-third-term-8862006/).  He said he...
http://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/economic-growth-continues-to-falter/1202361 Economic growth sputters. . . — By RN Bhaskar | Jan 11, 2018 07:30 am So it is finally official.  For the second year in a row, India’s GVA (Gross Value Added) growth has slowed down.  It went up during 2015-16. It appeared...
http://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/rn-bhaskar-energy-prices-favour-india-may-be-not-opec/1085442 Oil prices favour India, for now — By RN Bhaskar | Jun 15, 2017 07:15 am The snapping of diplomatic ties with Qatar by many Arab countries underlines the precariousness of oil politics.  Much of the Middle Eastern politics are on account of,...
http://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/can-gold-be-made-less-attractive-for-smugglers-en-bhaskar/1101981 Can the government make gold a cleaner, more profitable, business in India? — By RN Bhaskar | Jul 13, 2017 07:16 am Listen carefully to the words that are constantly being uttered by government spokesmen. They talk about driving black-marketeers to the ground....
Splurge even if you are going bankrupt RN Bhaskar Most economists agree that governments can either control interest rates, or exchange rates.  They cannot do both.  If the government controls interest rates to tamp down inflation, then the repercussions will be...
http://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/slums-show-disrespect-of-politicians-for-democracy-r-n-bhaskar/1358963 India’s slums reveal politicians' contempt for democracy — By RN Bhaskar | Sep 20, 2018 Legislators are supposed to uphold the Constitution.  That includes a commitment to democracy, to free and fair elections.  Unfortunately, India’s slums are testimony to the fact that politicians...