Author: Vasudeva Reddy

One year of GST: The journey so far

Undoubtedly, one of the biggest economic reforms since liberalisation, the Goods & Services Tax (GST) has completed a year amidst lot of praise and criticism. So, what has changed since its roll-out? Are we at a better position than we were a year back, before the GST roll-out? Has it succeeded in delivering all of […]

Privatization of Banks: Will it save India’s Banking Industry?

After the Nirav Modi scam saw the light of the day, the demand for the privatization of banks has surfaced yet again. From ASSOCHAM (Associated Chambers of Commerce of India) to FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry), many have demanded that banks be privatized. At the same time, others like the banking […]

Budget 2018: Key Highlights that you might have missed

Budget means balancing expenses and incomes. In a populist budget, Government tries to please as many citizens as possible even if it hits long term prospects because of excessive borrowing. On the other hand, a reformist budget usually tries to stabilize long term prospects of a country by regulating fiscal deficit. 2018 budget was expected […]

How Much FDI does India need for a double-digit growth rate?

For a country to grow, investments from the government as well as from private companies is essential. However, when a country has a potential to grow at a higher rate than the domestic investment capacity offers, country has to resort to Foreign investments. Foreign investments come in several forms – portfolio investments, foreign loans and […]

Fuel Prices and Rural Distress might Pull Down Indian Economy in 2018

In the economic history of India, year 2017 would stand out as a year of disruption. Apart from the disruptions, our stock markets had a dream run in 2017 by rising over 30%. If we ignore the temporary effects of demonetization and GST roll-out, we would probably have a great year in terms of GDP […]

Understanding IBC: Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code

Amidst the megaton explosions of Demonitization and GST roll-out, crackle of Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (will be addressed as IBC henceforth) has taken a back seat. Had it been passed in reform-less UPA-II, it would have been on headlines for as long as one can remember. Recently, According to World Bank’s ease of doing business […]

Demonetisation of Rs 2000 Notes on Cards? It’s Phasing out actually

Another year is about to end, Demonetisation certainly was one of the most, if not the most, debated topic throughout the year. Like so many other writers who write about Economy and Policy, I spent a considerable amount of time analysing the merits and demerits of demonetisation and penning my thoughts about the same. Well, […]

India is going to overtake China in GDP Growth Rate

For a very long time China has spearheaded the growth of Asian markets with their bold, although dubious at times, moves and strategic shits at regular intervals. They have attained their full potential in a very short time due to which it often gets compared to a dragon, swift and aggressive. On the other hand, […]

Congress’s Bizarre Criticism of Moody’s Ratings Upgrade for India

In an extraordinary show of political wisdom, economic understanding and general awareness, Congress sniffed foul play in Moody’s upgradation of India’s rating from Baa3 to Baa2. Congress “blamed PM Modi” for buying Moody’s so that they give better credit ratings to India. Yeah, you read that right. The fact that Moody’s is not some second-rate […]

NAA to Crackdown on Profiteers who raised Prices after GST Cuts

Did you see a viral photo on Social Media in which it was clearly visible that McDonald’s had increased the price of its Reg Latte from Rs. 120.34/- to Rs. 135.24/- to account for reduction of GST from 18% to 5% thereby denying the benefit to the end customers. Well, technically, that is called as […]

Modi Government’s Plan to Crack Down on Benami Properties Looks Solid

Demonetisation was the first step and a big one at that. Demonetisation was one of those rare policies where there was a mixed opinion about the failure or success of the policy and the participants on both sides were astoundingly high. From Gargantuan failure to magnificent achievement, demonetisation received a whole array of brickbats and […]

As per Desi Economists India’s Economy is on Ventilator. World Bank Presents a very Different Picture though

Slowest quarterly growth in last three years! 98.96% of specified bank notes found their way back to banking system Glitches in GST filing and woes of exports Is there anything good about this economy to talk? Have you ever questioned, despite slowest quarterly growth in 3 years why our stock markets are at their historical […]
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