Akash Prakash

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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.

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