Ajit Ranade

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It’s the first time in 40 years that a Budget is being presented after a recession, writes Ajit Ranade

It’s the first time in 40 years that a Budget is being presented after a recession, writes Ajit Ranade

The annual Union Budget will be presented in less than two weeks. It is a constitutional requirement, since not even a single rupee can b...Read More

Having survived 2020 is in itself a cause for celebration, writes Ajit Ranade

Having survived 2020 is in itself a cause for celebration, writes Ajit Ranade

Disease, death, economic destruction and yet resilience, fortitude and determination is how most people experienced the last year. Most o...Read More

V-shaped recovery anticipated, but it's the human capital base of economy that needs care, Ajit Ranade points out

V-shaped recovery anticipated, but it's the human capital base of economy that needs care, Ajit Ranade points out

Macroeconomic winds are blowing favourably as we enter the New Year. Stock markets are at an all-time high. Share price indices are up ne...Read More

The Herculean labour of tackling 
recession & inflation, all at once

The Herculean labour of tackling recession & inflation, all at once

On the one hand, the RBI says it will pursue its accommodative policy as long as is necessary, to revive economic growth. So, money suppl...Read More

In industrial policy, don’t micro-manage

In industrial policy, don’t micro-manage

The recent case of the BSNL is illustrative. Forced to break away from a confirmed tender to Chinese suppliers for its 4G network, it fou...Read More

Closer Indo-American ties contingent on India’s economic strength and growth

Closer Indo-American ties contingent on India’s economic strength and growth

India is seen as a countervailing force to China. ...The feasibility of higher imports from the US depends on stronger domestic growth in...Read More

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Ballot choices crying for clean sweep of criminal taint

The apex court has asked parties and candidates to widely publicise criminal histories in local and national newspapers, as well as on s...Read More

Moratoriums, loan waivers 
vs. credit discipline

Moratoriums, loan waivers vs. credit discipline

It is the interest earnings of banks which allows them to repay their depositors with interest on savings and fixed deposits. If those in...Read More

Farmers need price assurance too

Farmers need price assurance too

Forty years ago, possibly for the first time, there was mass mobilisation and a farmers' agitation led by a most unlikely and uncharismat...Read More

Bracing for a burden of bad loans

Bracing for a burden of bad loans

The larger issue is what is to be done about banking health in times of the pandemic. The RBI-constituted K V Kamath Committee has submit...Read More

Centre-led fiscal push is the only way, writes Ajit Ranade

Centre-led fiscal push is the only way, writes Ajit Ranade

The Centre simply cannot renege on a written and codified promise, act of God or not. We are all in this pandemic together. We are trying...Read More

Facebook and Government of India: How does one regulate social media now?

Facebook and Government of India: How does one regulate social media now?

In the run-up to the 2012 presidential elections in the United States, The Guardian newspaper published a story of how the Obama re-elect...Read More

Risks to financial stability, outlined by Ajit Ranade

Risks to financial stability, outlined by Ajit Ranade

Rising bad loans, and in turn non-performing assets (NPA) cases, can be kept in check by a strict Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code.

Worrying signs on the inflation front, says Ajit Ranade

Worrying signs on the inflation front, says Ajit Ranade

Now, households spend more on food and less on eating out, clothes, recreation or travel. This new proportion must reflect in the COVID c...Read More

Prospects for India-China trade after Galwan, by Ajit Ranade

Prospects for India-China trade after Galwan, by Ajit Ranade

It is not clear what the Chinese stand to gain by their expansionism. In a world facing a recession, and slowing international trade why ...Read More

The half-trillion forex milestone

The half-trillion forex milestone

India's forex reserves have crossed half a trillion dollars, a historic milestone achieved by the pandemic-caused global recession and de...Read More

Some out-of-the-box ideas for a fiscal stimulus

Some out-of-the-box ideas for a fiscal stimulus

Unconventional times call for unconventional solutions and experiments.

Are we paying the price for a premature lockdown?

Are we paying the price for a premature lockdown?

The method to "flatten the curve" was to isolate people in their own homes, observe social distancing, restrict movement. It was as if co...Read More

Monthly report on unemployment.

The jobs challenge will get worse post COVID-19

122 million jobs were lost in the month of April in India. Add to it the loss of hospitality and airline jobs, rise in automation, cautio...Read More

No alternative to expanding the fiscal deficit

No alternative to expanding the fiscal deficit

As 63 million small and medium enterprises look to the government for support in these harrowing times, what prevents the policymakers fr...Read More

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