Saturday, July 2, 2022
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/policy-watch-farmers-need-msp-till-commodity-markets-mature-and-become-reliable For desperate farmers, and broken commodity exchanges, MSP is the solution RN Bhaskar Ever since the government backtracked and repealed the three farm laws, there has been a concerted effort to show that the farmers were and remain misguided.  That Minimum...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/policy-watch-india-is-slipping-on-exports-and-employment Focus on two E’s needed – exports and employment RN Bhaskar Work on the coming year’s annual Budget has commenced.  The Finance Minister has invited suggestions from people on what should be done. At the same time, the Economic Affairs secretary...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/policy-watch-corporate-performance-3-value-added-is-extremely-important-for-developing-countries   Corporate groups-3 VA and exports are excellent indicators of financial performance By RN Bhaskar (the first two parts of this series can be found at https://asiaconverge.com/2021/11/money-makes-the-world-go-round/  and https://asiaconverge.com/2021/12/corporate-groups-2-are-they-profitable/ In this last part of our series on analysing the performance of  corporate groups, we look...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/policy-watch-textiles-ii-apparel-apparition T & A II: Missing a sound apparel policy RN Bhaskar     -   The first part of this article can be found at https://asiaconverge.com/2021/11/indias-textiles-and-apparels-can-achieve-a-lot-more/) When people learn no tools of judgment and merely follow their hopes, the seeds of political manipulation are...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/policy-watch-ta-i-indias-textiles-and-apparels-are-rediscovering-their-mojo T&A-I: India’s textiles and apparels are rediscovering their mojo RN Bhaskar  (The second part of this article can be found at https://asiaconverge.com/2021/11/the-apparels-appaition/) Some seventy years ago, if one had looked at India’s competitive strength, the highest marks would have gone to...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/policy-watch-indias-markets-and-the-economy Markets and the Indian economy RN Bhaskar One could call it bittersweet. There are plenty of reasons for feeling happy, even euphoric. By Friday last week, the stockmarkets had revived – after initially slumping. The BSE Sensex had crossed the 60,000...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/policy-watch-signs-of-life-on-the-employment-front Signs of life on the employment front RN Bhaskar There are stirrings of life on the employment front.  That could explain why the government nis willing to now become more proactive in sharing information about employment trends.  After maintaining total silence...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/policy-watch-regulators-3-corruption-is-often-on-account-of-regulatory-processes Regulatory Games 3: Corruption and regulatory processes A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep. -- Saul Bellow RN Bhaskar In the first week of September, a news item in a leading...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/policy-watch-regulatory-games-2-how-sebi-muddies-the-waters Regulatory games2 SEBI muddies the waters It’s no go the merry-go-round, it’s no go the rickshaw, All we want is a limousine and a ticket for the peepshow. Bagpipe music (1938) by Louis MacNeice RN Bhaskar A look at recent developments at The Securities Exchange...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/policy-watch-games-regulators-play-the-rbi-is-becoming-capricious   Has regulator RBI been playing games? RN Bhaskar The RBI should pay heed to the following lines:. It’s no-go the Yogi-Man, it’s no-go Blavatsky, All we want is a bank balance and a bit of skirt in a taxi. By Louis McNeice, Bagpipe...