Wednesday, December 12, 2018
https://www.firstpost.com/business/onion-farmers-distress-verghese-kuriens-formula-of-giving-farmers-50-of-market-price-of-harvest-can-help-5662201.html/amp?__twitter_impression=true How to protect onion farmers from distress prices RN Bhaskar -- December 3, 2018 Social media is rife with the story of a farmer who got just Rs 1,064 for 750 kg of onion.  So upset was he with the amount...
https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/business/economy/opinion-india-consolidates-its-position-in-outsourcing-business-3237771.html India is the world's #1 in the outsourcing business In order to ensure that US immigration rules do not blunt the growth of this industry, it has already begun seeking new markets in Continental Europe, Japan, China and Africa. RN Bhaskar...
https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/business/opinion-strained-finances-of-stressed-thermal-assets-wholl-bell-the-cat-3218511.html Stressed thermal assets and strained finances RN Bhaskar -- Nov 26, 2018 On November 12, the government of India received the  Report of the High Level Empowered Committee (HLEC) to address the issue of stressed Thermal Power Projects in India.  The...
https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/business/companies/opinion-please-leave-msme-interest-rates-alone-3207301.html It is both stupid and dangerous to tinker with MSME interest rates Banks are already weakened by bad loans. Concessional interest rates and forcing them to increase their allocation of funds to MSMEs from the existing 20-25 percent is not...
https://www.firstpost.com/business/maharashtra-farmers-agitation-state-worst-performer-in-irrigation-policymakers-deserve-to-be-put-on-trial-5593031.html The farmers’ long march to further distress RN Bhaskar -- Nov 22, 2018 The chickens are finally coming home to roost.  Thousands of farmers in Maharashtra have started a long march from Thane to Azad Maidan in Mumbai.  Included in this...
https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/business/commodities/diamonds-industry-in-trouble-and-it-is-not-because-of-nirav-modi-3193221.html Diamonds are certainly not forever While to some it may appear that this is a result of the financial scams involving some of the biggest names in the diamond and jewellery business, the causes go much beyond that RN Bhaskar --...
https://www.firstpost.com/business/falling-price-of-food-isnt-always-good-news-it-signals-deep-trouble-for-indias-rural-economy-5552731.html But for oil, inflation is down. But the rural economy is still hurting RN Bhaskar -- Nov 15, 2018 First the bad news.  Inflation continues to climb (see chart).  The wholesale price index (WPI) kept climbing since August this year, But when...
https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/business/the-smoke-signals-about-the-economy-could-be-misleading-3147771.html Controlled debt, but poor investment climate, is bad news for the economy RN Bhaskar – Nov 12, 2018 At first blush, the economy appears to be turning the corner. Government debt is under control.  Yields are coming down signaling more confidence in...
https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/india/maharashtras-criminally-reckless-water-management-and-its-industry-unfriendly-moves-3138561.html Reckless water management in Maharashtra borders on criminality Water levels underground have fallen by more than a metre during the past few years. That bodes ill for both the quality of groundwater — which could turn saline or toxic or...
https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/business/how-great-eastern-and-shipping-corp-stayed-afloat-amid-global-challenges-3130771.html The vulnerability of giants – yet Great Eastern and Shipping Corporation have survived RN Bhaskar -- Nov 05, 2018 Both companies have been astute in the selection of vessels they own, and have shown tremendous resilience in charting their course during...