Thursday, February 22, 2018
http://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/foreign-direct-investment-good-news-and-bad/1213111 Anxious times for India's FDI — By RN Bhaskar | Feb 01, 2018 07:43 am On 22 January UNCTAD announced that global flows of foreign direct investment (FDI)  had fallen by 16% in 2017 to an estimated US$1.52 trillion, from a revised US$1.81...
http://freepressjournal.in/editorspick/will-fossil-fuels-see-a-decline-in-coming-decade/1209623 Fossil fuels may march into the sunset — By RN Bhaskar | Jan 25, 2018 08:23 am   Will fossil fuels see a decline in the coming decade? RN Bhaskar In October last year, Dharmendra Pradhan, Union minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas (MoPNG); Minister...
http://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/economic-growth-continues-to-falter/1202361 Economic growth sputters. . . — By RN Bhaskar | Jan 11, 2018 07:30 am So it is finally official.  For the second year in a row, India’s GVA (Gross Value Added) growth has slowed down.  It went up during 2015-16. It appeared...
http://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/the-government-should-not-be-trusted-with-banks/1198570 The government is responsible for bank NPAs — By RN Bhaskar | Jan 04, 2018 08:34 am A seminal document, that CARE Ratings brought out on December 27, 2017, showed how precariously perched India’s banks are. In that list (see chart alongside) CARE Ratings...
http://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/the-future-of-jobs-is-india-prepared/1194784 India is unprepared for the disruption in jobs in the future — By RN Bhaskar | Dec 28, 2017 07:28 am In the first week of December 2017, a leading legal and consultancy firm, Nishith Desai Associates, announced a webinar on “Will...
http://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/setting-up-of-a-world-class-centre-of-excellence-in-maritime-and-ship-building/1190624 CEMS: Training people for the waters — By RN Bhaskar | Dec 21, 2017 07:50 am An announcement made by India’s ministry of shipping (MoS), in the last week of November 2017, went almost unnoticed by most people in the media. The...
http://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/the-urgent-need-to-tax-agricultural-income/1186437 Taxing agricultural income is sorely needed — By RN Bhaskar | Dec 14, 2017 07:15 am In November 2017, the IMC Chamber of Commerce and Industry came out with a white paper on Taxation of Agriculture Income in India. It makes a compelling...
http://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/great-times-ahead-for-infotainment-industry/1182960 India's media industry can do a great deal better — By RN Bhaskar | Dec 07, 2017 07:15 am It could be the industry which offers people the best of hopes; but it is an industry that could turn most cynical as...
http://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/expect-2018-to-be-more-unsettling-than-2017/1178960 An unsettling 2018 — By RN Bhaskar | Nov 30, 2017 07:52 am Most marketmen are a bit confused about what the markets and the leading economies have in store for 2018.  The first of such reports is already out.  Credit Suisse...
http://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/death-with-dignity-gains-legality-in-the-uk/1175058 India dithers over death with dignity — By RN Bhaskar | Nov 23, 2017 08:10 am Last week, this newspaper talked about (http://www.freepressjournal.in/world/indian-origin-pharmacist-cleared-of-elderly-dads-murder/1172908) how a UK High Court judge, Justice Green, threw out a murder charge against a chemist.  The chemist, a...