Akash Prakash

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2020 is a critical year for the Indian economy

2020 is a critical year for the Indian economy

Rediff.com10 Jan 2020

'If India can only grow at 5%, why bother spending time on the country?' asks Akash Prakash.

Who will be the big sectoral gainers in 2019?

Who will be the big sectoral gainers in 2019?

Rediff.com17 Jan 2019

There are also signs that the private sector investment cycle is slowly coming back, as capacity utilisation figures across industry continue to slowly creep up. A pickup in investments will front load profitability, says Akash Prakash.

Contagion fears have started reappearing in emerging markets

Contagion fears have started reappearing in emerging markets

Rediff.com17 Jul 2018

A strengthening dollar, rising interest rates, tightening liquidity and a surge in oil prices - all are combining to create a toxic atmosphere for EM assets, says Akash Prakash.

Are we heading for a tech bubble?

Are we heading for a tech bubble?

Rediff.com6 Jul 2018

'The pressure on relative performance and the feeling of being left out among many investors may also account for the belief among many that this has to be a technology stock bubble.' 'The feeling of a bubble is also reinforced by the extreme performance gap between growth and value investing.' 'While at first glance, one can only stand back awestruck by the wealth creation delivered by technology stocks globally. It does not seem at all like the internet bubble of 1999-2000, says Akash Prakash.

The Stockmarket: What Next?

The Stockmarket: What Next?

Rediff.com14 Feb 2018

'My sense is that we should be braced for a correction.' 'It has already begun in the mid-caps for the past month, and will now spread to larger stocks as well.' 'Use the correction to upgrade the quality of your portfolio,' advises Akash Prakash.

Will stocks crash globally in 2018?

Will stocks crash globally in 2018?

Rediff.com27 Dec 2017

Just when stocks are seen as invincible, we should worry, warns Akash Prakash.

In all things digital, India is 10 years behind China

In all things digital, India is 10 years behind China

Rediff.com12 Dec 2017

Indian IT giants are outstanding companies with great management teams, but they have been held hostage by their past success.

Hurry up and board the Artificial intelligence train, or else...

Hurry up and board the Artificial intelligence train, or else...

Rediff.com10 Aug 2017

Indian companies seem to be trailing behind. They will have to catch up by reskilling the workforce and ramping up investments.

2 big challenges from note ban: Job creation, skill development

2 big challenges from note ban: Job creation, skill development

Rediff.com22 Mar 2017

While demonetisation will benefit the organised sector, the government has to find a way to channel the upcoming revenue buoyancy towards job creation to balance out job losses in the informal sector, says Akash Prakash.

Are you a dollar bull or dollar bear?

Are you a dollar bull or dollar bear?

Rediff.com2 Feb 2017

Determining the direction of the dollar in Trump's America will be more critical for asset allocation than getting your call on interest rates right, says Akash Prakash.

Death knell for home-grown India-dedicated funds

Death knell for home-grown India-dedicated funds

Rediff.com6 Jan 2017

A new CBDT directive actively makes India-dedicated funds comparatively unattractive for institutional investors. It makes no sense, says Akash Prakash.

Hyper-growth is over. What next for Indian IT firms?

Hyper-growth is over. What next for Indian IT firms?

Rediff.com12 Dec 2016

Elliott Capital's letter to Cognizant, detailing how the latter can reinvent itself, has many lessons for its India-listed peers like TCS and Infosys, says Akash Prakash.

India's equity returns story is bullish

India's equity returns story is bullish

Rediff.com20 May 2016

There are good reasons to believe that India is at the start of a long period of growth for equities.

China: Should we doubt the 'economic stabilisation'?

China: Should we doubt the 'economic stabilisation'?

Rediff.com6 May 2016

Most analysts had predicted a decline in real estate fixed asset investment.

Is the Indian economy finally turning around? Yes!

Is the Indian economy finally turning around? Yes!

Rediff.com8 Apr 2016

If the economy gains momentum, that is a big positive for markets, given the strong macro of low inflation, falling rates, and a stable rupee, says Akash Prakash.

Mr Mallya's case is only the tip of the iceberg

Mr Mallya's case is only the tip of the iceberg

Rediff.com18 Mar 2016

The clean-up process begun by the Reserve Bank of India runs the risk of spiralling out of control.

Budget is credible but badly packaged

Budget is credible but badly packaged

Rediff.com1 Mar 2016

As for structural reform, there are signs if one looks hard enough.

Bearish markets? Here's how you can still gain

Bearish markets? Here's how you can still gain

Rediff.com22 Jan 2016

Even US equities are now back to end-2014 levels.

Lessons for India to curb global warming

Lessons for India to curb global warming

Rediff.com8 Jan 2016

Emissions would still keep rising till 2030, and the path towards global warming would improve to 2.7c.

Fed all set for a Dec rate hike; are global markets prepared for it?

Fed all set for a Dec rate hike; are global markets prepared for it?

Rediff.com27 Nov 2015

It is by now quite clear that in all likelihood the US Federal Reserve will hike interest rates in its next meeting in mid-December.

Are Modi's economic steps slow? It's too early to give up

Are Modi's economic steps slow? It's too early to give up

Rediff.com13 Nov 2015

Expectations were probably too high from Narendra Modi.

China going through a slowdown or not, find out

China going through a slowdown or not, find out

Rediff.com23 Oct 2015

The Chinese economy is not collapsing, it is shifting to different growth drivers which the old metrics used to judge China do not pick up.

Can China shake fundamentals of the global markets?

Can China shake fundamentals of the global markets?

Rediff.com12 Sep 2015

China's domestic debt is a major concern.

Despite delays, Modi govt has a plan to turn around the economy

Despite delays, Modi govt has a plan to turn around the economy

Rediff.com26 Jun 2015

Money is being released and the government knows it will have to front-run private investment.

The world is just not prepared for another financial crisis

The world is just not prepared for another financial crisis

Rediff.com22 May 2015

History would indicate that a recession is not that far off.

Will markets be bullish in the long term?

Will markets be bullish in the long term?

Rediff.com24 Apr 2015

Markets are likely to go down, correct and stay subdued.

Dollar to be the best performing currency of 2015?

Dollar to be the best performing currency of 2015?

Rediff.com27 Mar 2015

A stable dollar will at minimum reduce incremental cross-currency pain for Indian cos.

Growth oriented, far-sighted Budget has impressed bull market

Growth oriented, far-sighted Budget has impressed bull market

Rediff.com2 Mar 2015

Finance minister Arun Jaitley has delivered a Arun Jaitley delivered a bold, far sighted budget

Why we need to manage our Budget expectations

Why we need to manage our Budget expectations

Rediff.com27 Feb 2015

Most expect the Budget to be path-breaking.

India is world's investment bet as long as RBI, govt deliver

India is world's investment bet as long as RBI, govt deliver

Rediff.com28 Nov 2014

Its time the RBI, govt pushes reforms to boost global investment

Why dollar will strenghten against the rupee

Why dollar will strenghten against the rupee

Rediff.com10 Oct 2014

Some type of global shock adds to the allure of the dollar.

Indian economy back on track; key factors can play truant

Indian economy back on track; key factors can play truant

Rediff.com26 Sep 2014

We still have time for this government to take action.

Key indicators that will move the bond market

Key indicators that will move the bond market

Rediff.com12 Sep 2014

Faster normalisation of central-bank balance sheets will drive yields higher.

PM must announce radical reforms to win investors confidence

PM must announce radical reforms to win investors confidence

Rediff.com15 Aug 2014

This was India's time; with a strong central bank governor and a new decisive government, anything was possible.

Is deflation the real threat?

Is deflation the real threat?

Rediff.com24 Jan 2014

Many macroeconomic forecasters have built predictive models on inflation, all of which highlight intense downward pressure on prices.