GLC Policy Conclave Session 1: The New Financial World Order Shashank Bengali (SB): So, Rajrishi, can you tell us basically what the circumstances were that led to the development of these new multilateral institutions? How did we get here? Read more
Former Senior Fellow, Geoeconomics Studies
Rajrishi Singhal is a former Senior Geoeconomics Fellow, Gateway House. He has been a senior business journalist, and Executive Editor, The Economic Times, and served as Head, Policy and Research, at a private sector bank, before shifting to consultancy and policy analysis. In his extensive journalistic career, he has covered areas such as, steel, coal, shipping, ports, petroleum, petrochemicals, textiles and corporate performance. He was the Gurukul Chevening Fellow at the London School of Economics (1997-1998), and the C. V. Starr Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study of India, University of Pennsylvania (2002). He has written at length on the Indian economy, banking and finance industry, and on numerous public policy issues. He also served on two government committees appointed to re-examine policy options in areas of financial services, such as pension sector reforms. At present, he is a member of the Core Advisory Committee of National Insurance Academy and the Advisory Board of India Knowledge@Wharton, and a regular Op Ed contributor to various publications. He has a Master’s degree in Economics from Jadavpur University, Kolkata. Download a high-res bio picture
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Last modified: December 21, 2017
Rajrishi Singhal, Senior Geoeconomics Fellow, Gateway House, wrote an article on 'Shopping for inequity' for Outlook India.
The revised Indian Financial Code brings some alterations to governance within the RBI. At the heart of these changes is the belief in a popular myth that lower interest rates will lead unquestionably to higher economic growth
The Narendra Modi government has recanted on some of its policy promises. There could be valid reasons for doing so, except it has not bothered to take the public into confidence
If, after nine years, BRICS remains a disparate grouping, and its trade and investment flows remain dismal, it is time to explore new avenues of cooperation to consolidate the alliance—and culture and education can provide the necessary cementing factor when combined with the New Development Bank
A distinguished Chinese scholar, speaking at a BRICS forum in Moscow recently, ascribed the growing India-China trade deficit to India’s ban on iron exports. While this contention is partially true, the data does not validate this argument, and nor does his view account for the other reasons for the deficit
Rajrishi Singhal, Senior Geoeconomics Fellow, Gateway House, has written an article about the stock markets registering a setback with the change in perception of PM Narendra Modi's government policies. This article has been published by The Wire
As Modi completes one year in office, a sense of despondency pervades the customary reviews that ritually accompany such an event. Rumblings of discontent have emerged from various stakeholders and stock markets have taken the lead in signalling disappointment with his performance.
Novelist Sharadindu Bandopadhyay created fictional detective Byomkesh Bakshi in exciting geo-political times, in Calcutta, then an interesting global city. The movie Detective Byomkesh Bakshi , directed by Dibakar Banerjee, tries to capture some of these fragments
Pressure for a unified public procurement framework is mounting on India from both within the country and internationally. While an integrated procurement structure is necessary, a broad policy architecture must precede the framing of any legislation