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6 May 2014

Decoding RBI’s policy on foreign debt

The RBI’s two-pronged strategy to protect the economy from tapering-led volatility discourages unproductive external borrowings and prods foreign portfolio debt investors to think long-term. There's another vexed issue: the IMF has sounded a cautionary note on the rising number of foreign currency debt laden Indian firms

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16 December 2013

Decoding RBI’s invite to foreign banks

The recent statement by the governor of the RBI that foreign banks might be allowed to take over Indian banks, has rekindled the debate on the status of foreign banks. What has prompted the RBI’s new position and how does it weigh against the existing policy landscape? Why are foreign banks waiting and watching?

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24 September 2013

The case for India-Alignment

India often finds itself in the right place at the wrong time or vice versa, as our dogma of non-alignment trumps honest calculations of self-interest in policy-making – rendering it unfavourable. The national interest, hence, calls for selective alignment on some issues with Washington and on others with Beijing

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26 August 2013

Dreams out, reality in

The economic mismanagement by the ruling UPA in the past few years – by putting politics and polls ahead of economy and prosperity, and slavish obedience to political masters – has created an environment of crisis and desperation in India. Where did the country’s so-called economic ‘dream team’ go wrong?

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21 June 2013

The rupee’s precipitous plunge

Tarun Kataria, CEO, Religare Capital Markets India foresaw the decline of the rupee to the 60 mark against the U.S. dollar several months ago. He speaks to Gateway House’s Manjeet Kripalani about the impact the rupee crisis will have on the economy and consumers and how the government can reverse the situation

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14 June 2013

Countering transfer pricing

Keeping subsidiaries of multinational corporations publicly-listed in India exposes minority shareholders to the risk of unfair treatment by favouring the majority shareholders. In some cases, it leads to transfer pricing transactions that hurt the country’s revenue. Delisting MNCs is one way to address this problem

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7 August 2012

The health of India’s financial sector

Is India's growing external debt a cause for concern? Are India's public sector banks too big to fail? Gateway House interviews former Whole Time Member of SEBI, Prashant Saran, to discuss the health of India's financial sector.