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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The air strikes launched by the Indian Air Force on Jaba Top in Balakot, in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan, have raised the stakes in the escalation of conflict between the two nuclear-armed neighbours in South Asia.  The stock market reaction on the morning of February 26...
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY. The Indian prime minister’s announcement that India had destroyed a ‘low-earth orbit’ satellite with a missile, and thus joined an elite club, suggests that the ruling party is desperate to deflect the voters’ attention from the dire economic situation in India. This desperation points to a reality...
It is curious that 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.
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Post the downing of the Indian Air Force (IAF) MIG-21 by Pakistan over its territory and the capture and subsequent return of the pilot, the narrative which was strongly in favour of Narendra  Modi and the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) rapidly spiralled downwards. Whether the Pakistan Air...
Hemindra Hazari In the ongoing demonetisation saga, the credibility of India’s central bank keeps plunging to new depths. Repeated contradictory notifications, restrictions on cash withdrawal of deposits, inadequacy of new notes to replace the withdrawn high denomination notes, and a complete lack of transparency are just a handful of examples....
For the last 5 years, the capital market in contrast to the Bank Nifty has been signalling a major concern with Kotak Mahindra Bank (KMB), with a stagnant share price and a secular de-rating of the bank’s price-to-book value multiple. But it is only now that sell-side analysts and...
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY. In the SBI-led bail-out of Yes Bank assisted by private sector entities, HDFC Bank, the largest private sector bank, is notably absent, as is Indusind Bank. Stranger still, much smaller banks like Bandhan Bank, Federal Bank and IDFC First have decided to come to the rescue of...