Wednesday, November 14, 2018
https://www.freepressjournal.in/editorspick/indian-shipping-grows-but-overseas-not-in-india-rn-bhaskar/1382701 Indian shipping faces disadvantages in India, but not overseas RN Bhaskar October 25, 2018 Indian shipping is at a crossroads. On the one hand, it would like to be part of the government vision of Make-In-India. On the other hand, the...
http://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/can-gold-be-used-to-reduce-indias-cad-anxieties/1377671 India's privately held gold can be used to reduce the country's CAD — By RN Bhaskar | Oct 18, 2018 The increase in oil prices and the surge in other imports are threatening to worsen India current account deficit.  According to the RBI’s...
http://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/gold-import-duties-need-to-be-streamlined-rn-bhaskar/1372617 Gold import duties begin to attract attention — By RN Bhaskar | Oct 11, 2018 Last fortnight, the government of India released a list of 19 items where import duties had been raised. What was interesting was that despite a clamour from the trade...
http://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/when-aspirations-become-achievements-r-n-bhaskar/1367956 Barclays-Hurun-Rich-List-2018 Celebrating wealth generators RN Bhaskar It is when news like the Barclays Hurun Rich List get splashed around in the media that one actually begins to appreciate how rapidly India has been changing. The sharp increase in the number of wealthy...
http://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/bank-mergers-abracadabra-mess-vanishes-r-n-bhaskar/1363483 Bank mergers, LIC and IL&FS: abracadabra! See the mess has disappeared! — By RN Bhaskar | Sep 27, 2018 There is trouble that is bubbling inside India’s financial cauldron. The three witches cackle, stir their brooms in the broth, and chant incantations that...
http://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/slums-show-disrespect-of-politicians-for-democracy-r-n-bhaskar/1358963 India’s slums reveal politicians' contempt for democracy — By RN Bhaskar | Sep 20, 2018 Legislators are supposed to uphold the Constitution.  That includes a commitment to democracy, to free and fair elections.  Unfortunately, India’s slums are testimony to the fact that politicians...
http://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/the-rbi-points-to-very-crucial-chinks-r-n-bhaskar/1354870 Economic growth and the RBI — By RN Bhaskar | Sep 13, 2018 The latest annual report of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is quite candid about its assessment of demonetisation.  More cash has come back into the system than had been...
http://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/the-actual-employment-potential-r-n-bhaskar/1350110 Unemployment: forecasts and the actual employment potential — By RN Bhaskar | Sep 06, 2018 The government is on the backfoot.  It hasn’t created enough jobs. On the contrary, unemployment rates in India increased from 3.51 percent in 2016 to 3.52 percent in...
http://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/banker-scamster-and-hidden-hand-make-merry-r-n-bhaskar/1345574 Protecting the banker -- and the invisible hand — By RN Bhaskar | Aug 30, 2018 There is a sense of disquiet among India’s policy-watchers.  Such anxieties were confirmed when they saw the data presented before the Lok Sabha on 3 August 2018...
http://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/rural-incomes-worse-than-previously-imagined-r-n-bhaskar/1340980 The rural sector earns very little says Nabard — By RN Bhaskar | Aug 23, 2018   The latest Nabard survey on All India Rural Financial Inclusion Survey 2016-17 -- https://www.nabard.org/auth/writereaddata/tender/1608180417NABARD-Repo-16_Web_P.pdf -- points to a bigger farm crisis than had been imagined earlier. Just take...