Tuesday, December 18, 2018
http://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/can-the-us-push-oil-to-usd-250-a-barrel-r-n-bhaskar/1314064 The US roils the oil markets again — By RN Bhaskar | Jul 12, 2018 07:31 am Last week, Artem Avinov, leading analyst with TeleTrade, predicted that oil prices could jump to $250 per barrel if the Strait of Hormuz is blocked by...
http://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/india-swiss-banks-and-black-money-r-n-bhaskar/1310375 India's black money may not be in Swiss Banks — By RN Bhaskar | Jul 05, 2018 Last week the political climate was charged with accusations that the government had actually begun encouraging the promotion of black money.  Prima facie, the charges...
http://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/india-uses-aiib-to-diversify-its-funding-sources-r-n-bhaskar/1305730 India finds immense relevance in AIIB — By RN Bhaskar | Jun 28, 2018 India has already begun diversifying its funding sources by looking for more financial support from the three year old Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), headquartered in Beijing.  Hitherto, it...
http://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/bad-loans-advantage-nbfcs-private-banks-r-n-bhaskar/1300805 Growth times for NBFCs and private banks — By RN Bhaskar | Jun 21, 2018 Last week, in his annual letter to shareholders of Kotak Mahindra Bank, Uday Kotak, managing director, stated that private sector banks could increase their market share to as...
http://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/tokenism-will-not-make-mumbai-smart-r-n-bhaskar/1296116 Smart cities – more tokenism, less integrity in Mumbai RN Bhaskar --  | Jun 14, 2018 The full report can be downloaded from 2018-06_McKinsey_Smart Cities executive summary McKinsey Global Institute has just come out with its paper on Smart Cities: Digital Solutions for...
http://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/how-much-gold-can-be-mined-in-india-r-n-bhaskar/1291467 Can India ever allow genuine gold exploration and mining in India? RN Bhaskar -- | Jun 07, 2018 Officially India mined just 1.61 tonnes of gold in India during 2017-18.  That was essentially from primary sources. But ask geologists, and they will tell...
http://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/the-madhya-pradesh-agricultural-marvel-has-miles-to-go/1287268 Irrigation served Madhya Pradesh's agriculture quite well — By RN Bhaskar | May 31, 2018 Madhya Pradesh is a state investors need to be watching very carefully.  During the past 12 years, the state has witnessed a blistering growth in agriculture of over...
http://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/need-to-take-literacy-improvement-seriously-r-n-bhaskar/1282452 Very few states take literacy improvement seriously — By RN Bhaskar | May 24, 2018 The government of India like to crow about how it has improved India’s literacy levels ever since independence.  But when the numbers are studied carefully for a long...
http://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/power-for-all-would-not-be-that-easy/1277859 Power losses and funding constraints will hobble power-for-all — By RN Bhaskar | May 17, 2018 The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) has decided to call for a review of the power sector.  Contrary to what he had been told by the power administration,...
http://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/policy-watch-did-rbi-and-the-government-allow-the-npa-loot/1273740 Essar, Videocon and other NPAs - did RBI and the government abet this? RN Bhaskar | May 10, 2018 Bank NPAs are bleeding India. Yet, on 14 March 2018, the RBI governor, Urjit Patel bemoaned the fact that he had more power to...