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Services will steer India's future economy

Services will steer India's future economy

Rediff.com5 days ago

Whether one likes it or not, services constitute the value-addition sector that the country has to build on, using its comparative advantage in infotech and related skills, suggests T N Ninan.

India Inc has no RISK APPETITE for UNICORNS

India Inc has no RISK APPETITE for UNICORNS

Rediff.com9 Feb 2021

That's because India does not have a serious venture capital industry with an appetite for risk, observes T N Ninan.

Time to privatise government owned banks

Time to privatise government owned banks

Rediff.com21 Jan 2021

The only feasible way to have a healthy banking sector could be making it mostly private, along with two or three large, better-run government banks, suggests T N Ninan.

How economies changed in 10 years

How economies changed in 10 years

Rediff.com11 Jan 2021

Even as both India and the world struggle to re-build after COVID-19, they face slow-burn problems that could develop into full-blown crises, observes T N Ninan.

Why are govts out to de-fang FAANG?

Why are govts out to de-fang FAANG?

Rediff.com8 Jan 2021

So far, there seems to be limited debate about their activities in India, where virtually all FAANG companies have teamed up in different ways with India's most powerful businessman, observes T N Ninan.

Farmers protest: If the government caves in...

Farmers protest: If the government caves in...

Rediff.com17 Dec 2020

>The farmers will go home but the country will not get the agricultural reform it badly needs -- if nothing else, then to prevent a bigger water crisis than already exists, argues T N Ninan.

Kashmir and Palestine: A similar story

Kashmir and Palestine: A similar story

Rediff.com11 Dec 2020

The people in both places have lived in a state of denial, refusing to accept the bald fact that resorting to violence against an infinitely superior force is suicidal, observes T N Ninan.

How long will savings, profits, stocks remain high?

How long will savings, profits, stocks remain high?

Rediff.com26 Nov 2020

How long will the RBI allow the government to borrow cheaply? A change in policy direction will see rates climb and bond values fall. Investors in debt funds are therefore at risk, as are people invested in the heated stock market, warns T N Ninan.

Two routes to atmanirbharta

Two routes to atmanirbharta

Rediff.com19 Nov 2020

Both India and China talk now of self-reliance when their external trade, in relation to GDP, has been falling for some years, points out T N Ninan.

How can Nirmalaji raise more revenue?

How can Nirmalaji raise more revenue?

Rediff.com11 Nov 2020

Every option before the finance minister comes with a price tag, observes T N Ninan.

Do SBI Cards' bad loans have a deeper meaning?

Do SBI Cards' bad loans have a deeper meaning?

Rediff.com2 Nov 2020

If credit card delinquency spells trouble, there may be questions with regard to the much bigger retail sub-categories of car and housing loans, notes T N Ninan.

Bangladesh may overtake India this year

Bangladesh may overtake India this year

Rediff.com27 Oct 2020

Bangladesh might overtake India this year by per capita income in nominal dollars, but it is not yet close to becoming South Asia's economic powerhouse anytime soon, T N Ninan points out.

Will Modi's second push on economy succeed?

Will Modi's second push on economy succeed?

Rediff.com19 Oct 2020

There will be uncertainty about outcomes,but one must hope for the best, observes T N Ninan.

Standoff with China a WAKE-UP CALL for India

Standoff with China a WAKE-UP CALL for India

Rediff.com2 Oct 2020

'The border stand-off and the uncertainties that come with it should be a wake-up call on what makes for real rather than illusory power,' observes T N Ninan.

PM Modi, you have time on your side

PM Modi, you have time on your side

Rediff.com24 Sep 2020

The last three prime ministers who served full terms started out in their early 70s. Mr Modi is younger and fitter than all of them. But he needs to find it in him to change course if he is to beat the odds, notes T N Ninan.

What economic crisis will do to India

What economic crisis will do to India

Rediff.com21 Sep 2020

'This encourages escapism through the politics and economics of nationalism, made worse by tribalism or nativism, the package accompanied inevitably by the erosion of institutional bulwarks and therefore State capture by powerful businessmen,' notes T N Ninan.

Why Modi leaves difficult issues alone

Why Modi leaves difficult issues alone

Rediff.com4 Sep 2020

When he speaks of them, it is either in denial or to highlight successes that are only part of a larger story that is worrisome in its totality, observes T N Ninan.

Time for Modi to use India's market size as a weapon

Time for Modi to use India's market size as a weapon

Rediff.com27 Aug 2020

Opening up India's market to neighbouring countries can be as strategic as access denial to others. The game should be played both ways, even if it upsets domestic business lobbies, observes T N Ninan.

How can Modi rescue the economy?

How can Modi rescue the economy?

Rediff.com21 Aug 2020

The government may have to resort, eventually and however unwillingly, to printing money, abandoned as policy and practice in the 1990, predicts T N Ninan.

NEP's thrust on mother tongue: The fate of English

NEP's thrust on mother tongue: The fate of English

Rediff.com11 Aug 2020

'With English the most rapidly growing medium of instruction in India's schools and accounting now for more than one-sixth of the total (next only to Hindi, which accounts for a half), India is not about to turn its face away from a language that has global currency,' notes T N Ninan.<

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