All stories by T N Ninan
Services will steer India's future economyRediff.com6 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 UNICORNSRediff.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 banksRediff.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 yearsRediff.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?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...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 storyRediff.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?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 atmanirbhartaRediff.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?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?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 yearRediff.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?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 IndiaRediff.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 sideRediff.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 IndiaRediff.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 aloneRediff.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 weaponRediff.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?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 EnglishRediff.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.<