All stories by Abheek Barua
Slowdown: Is there an end in sight?Rediff.com17 Feb 2020
The Economic Survey seems convinced that 2019-2020 saw the bottom of the economic cycle, points out Abheek Barua, chief economist, HDFC Bank.
2017 saw questions, will 2018 get us answers on economy?Rediff.com29 Dec 2017
The NDA government was initially reticent about fleshing out its economic strategy for the future. But now that it has taken enough bold initiatives on the economic front it must have the confidence to tell us more about its approach going forward, says Abheek Barua.
India has delinked from the emerging markets packRediff.com1 Apr 2017
Economist Abheek Barua's insight into the global and domestic economy at the turn of the financial year.
Why RBI's monetary policy has failedRediff.com26 Aug 2016
Reducing policy rates is not enough. The key is to ensure banks lend to credit-constrained borrowers.
Can the new RBI governor be a dove?Rediff.com29 Jul 2016
To cut interest rates, the central bank head has to open up a debate on inflation target revision.
How long will the commodity rally last?Rediff.com23 Mar 2016
The dollar has fallen not just against commodity-linked assets but against other asset prices.
3 Budget policies that can revive growthRediff.com26 Feb 2016
The economy hasn't gathered even half the traction that some of us assumed it would just a year back.
The Fed's move: Where does India standRediff.com18 Dec 2015
Many things are going unnoticed by India watchers.
It's time to note the rise of a 'New China'Rediff.com21 Oct 2015
It is important to note that slowdown in activity is really confined to a selected few regions within China.
Decoding Modi govt's economic prioritiesRediff.com29 May 2015
Modi govt has a unique style of working, say experts.
What is the right value of rupee, Mr Rajan?Rediff.com25 Apr 2015
If the RBI governor's logic holds, the rupee is far from being extremely overvalued.
Is RBI justified in cutting rates out-of-turn?Rediff.com16 Mar 2015
RBI's out-of-turn rate cut has surprise few economists.
Budget has set ambitious goals, clear visionRediff.com3 Mar 2015
The Budget decides to take the lead in revving up infrastructure.
A few lessons for presenting a balanced BudgetRediff.com29 Jan 2015
Getting the balance between fiscal restraint and growth-contracting policy remains a problem.
Is the rupee fairly valued?Rediff.com13 Oct 2014
Data on the real value of the currency against other currencies tells a different story.
More government, more growth?Rediff.com27 Aug 2014
Most mainstream researchers agree that good governance is a necessary condition for growth.