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Monetary Policy in the Post-Rajan era. The government needs to adopt Rajan’s forcefulness in articulation and determination while reversing his strategy, if it wants to provide some relief to the Indian economy and enjoy a second term in office.

June 23, 2016. | The Wire.in View

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Axis Bank's Watch List - Guardrails or Illusion. Whilst analysts hailed the disclosures, they proved to be no better than those institutions who grant annual awards which the bank dutifully publishes to its shareholders and the bank’s board of directors who spoke eloquently on the robustness of the ring fencing but which proved illusionary.

June 3, 2016. | The Wire.in View

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Craters not Cracks are Finally Emerging at ICICI Bank Not giving performance bonus for FY2016 is a mere rap on the knuckles for the senior management of ICICI Bank considering the remuneration they enjoyed while taking on excessive risk for the bank.

May 9, 2016. | The Wire.in View

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It’s Time to Debate Controls on Capital Account Convertibility A typical response to a balance of payments problem is to further deregulate the capital account, encouraging volatile capital flows which make the economy even more vulnerable to the next balance of payments crisis.

January 21, 2016. | The Wire.in View

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Why are Equity Analysts so Bullish on Indian Stock Markets? when the fundamentals are grim, and do not offer much basis to make rosy predictions, the trick is discover some ‘green shoots’ – some advance signals that can be cited to say the cycle is now turning upward.

 

July 13, 2015. | The Wire.in View

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Why India’s Private Banks Are Laughing All the Way to the … Bank. Private sector banks cannot be immune from the asset quality problems inflicting the corporate sector. Media may be excused for their softness towards private banks more puzzling is the regulator’s feather-touch approach which permits these banks to continue to do business as usual.

May 21, 2015. | The Wire.in View

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Rajan at the RBI – will his reforms work? the first step of a reform-minded Chicago-school scholar was to announce a subsidy. Of course, unlike the subsidies that Rajan criticised as chairman of the Committee on Financial Sector Reforms in September 2008, this subsidy would go not to low income sections of the population, but to the banks.

September 12, 2013. | FT Blog Beyondbrics. View

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The Strains Behind India’s Stress Tests. From 2009-10, the RBI liberally allowed banks to classify dubious assets as restructured standard loans. It is this nebulous category of assets, which bankers insist are of sound quality but are having “temporary” cash flow problems that have suddenly surfaced and rest innocuously in the notes to accounts on bank balance sheets.

July 28, 2010. | FT Blog Beyondbrics. View

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Bata India: Tracing Back its Losses. Credit rating agencies ignoring the importance of cash flow in analysing and rating companies.

May 26, 1996. | Business & Political Observer. View

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Escorts: A+ Ratings but Cheques Bounce. Debate with CRISIL on their ratings for Escorts.

November 16, 1992. | Business & Political Observer. View

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Chemfab: Where Have All the Profits Gone? How costs get inflated.

June 15, 1992. | Business & Political Observer. View

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Corporate Research: Many Miles To Go. Academic studies have proved the commercial viability of research by taking it from the lofty towers of academia to the lowlands of the trading floor.

February 8, 1993. | Economic Times. View

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Rethinking India’s Naval Strategy. In the ongoing flirtation with the West, India must remember the Western humiliation of Iraq, which was nurtured to serve western interests and was subsequently destroyed when it discarded the western yoke.

December 10, 1991. | Business & Political Observer. View

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Pak Navy: Myths and Realities. Comparisons between Indian and Pakistan navies often exaggerate the importance of arms purchases by Pakistan whilst ignoring that of India and have to be viewed by the rival naval philosophies adopted by both nations.

May 1, 1991. | Business & Political Observer. View

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The Myth of Peaceful India. Violence pervades Indian history and Hindu mythology

May, 1991. | Business & Political Observer. View

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Philippine Military: A Politicised Force. Recurrent rebellions in the Philippine military in the 1980s herald it as the creator, preserver and destroyer of civilian governments.

November 22, 1990. | Business & Political Observer. View

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