The fall in oil prices is creating new complexities for the energy exporting economies of West Asia. With smaller profits, these countries may not be able to buy off political dissent at home and fund client governments and rebels abroad. Lower energy prices could also mean a renewed chance for peace
Fellow, Energy & Environment Studies Programme
Amit has worked in the business media and financial markets for over a decade. He started his career with Economic Times, where he tracked the energy sector. He was a part of the start up team of ET Now, the business news channel. Amit was responsible for setting up India Reality Research, a new research outfit within CLSA India, a stock broking firm. He has also worked with Deccan Chronicle Group as the business editor for their general dailies. He holds an Masters in Business Administration from IIM- Ahmedabad and a Bachelors degree in Technology from IT-BHU. Download high-res bio image
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Last modified: December 1, 2017
On 18 October the Indian government announced it would deregulate the price of diesel and allow it to move to market conditions. Amit Bhandari, Energy and Environment Fellow, Gateway House, explains the impact of this change.
On 18 October the Indian government announced it would deregulate the diesel and formalising the price formula for natural gas. Amit Bhandari, Energy and Environment Fellow, explains the impact of this change.
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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi hit all the right notes in his landmark visit to Nepal this week. Modi’s announcement of hydropower being a key area of synergy in the bilateral will help India solve its electricity shortage and also provide the country a renewable energy import from a friendly neighbour
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