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  • 08-Dec-2017 | T N Ninan

    T N Ninan: Trillion, or 10 kharab?

    A modern economy with strong global linkages must switch to million, billion and so on. For the average India, efforts needed to make the mental adjustment and give up lakh, crore may not be a big ask

  • 01-Dec-2017 | T N Ninan

    T N Ninan: Looking beyond recovery

    The economy needs to do much better than its 15-year average of 7.5% growth to take on the jobs crisis. We need more reform, without the shocks

  • 24-Nov-2017 | T N Ninan

    T N Ninan: A bone in the throat

    The problem is not GST itself, but the nature of an economy dominated by small businesses that are either unable to cope with the complexities of the tax, or are being disadvantaged in other ways

  • 17-Nov-2017 | T N Ninan

    T N Ninan: Rating the raters

    Ratings are not the last word on anything - sometimes they are unfair, at other times they flatter to deceive

  • 10-Nov-2017 | T N Ninan

    T N Ninan: Simplifying GST rates

    The only way to minimise logical inconsistencies, lobbying for classification changes and confusion about the applicable rates is to apply the 12% and 18% rates to almost all items

  • 03-Nov-2017 | T N Ninan

    100 years of Russian Revolution: A walk through St Petersburg

    As with the French Revolution, the Russian Revolution too would swallow up most of its revolutionaries - in Petrograd and elsewhere in longsuffering Mother Russia

  • 03-Nov-2017 | T N Ninan

    T N Ninan: Too many losers

    Economically, if there are too many losers, macro-demand will suffer and undercut growth. And in a democracy, this can lead to a powerful blowback

  • 27-Oct-2017 | T N Ninan

    T N Ninan: Government gets bigger

    The manner of bank recapitalisation, new price controls in pharma, use of Aadhaar point to an expanding rather than contracting role for government

  • 20-Oct-2017 | T N Ninan

    T N Ninan: 'Developed' by 2022?

    Parts of the economy are indeed developed but overall India has no hope of qualifying in the next five years

  • 13-Oct-2017 | T N Ninan

    T N Ninan: Six governance tests

    Modi government's record on governance is better than that of UPA-2 but not better than UPA-1

  • 06-Oct-2017 | T N Ninan

    T N Ninan: A tale of two countries

    A comparison of economic indicators of China and India presents a contrasting and confusing picture

  • 29-Sep-2017 | T N Ninan

    T N Ninan: Growth with inequality

    While the vocal public agrees GDP growth is central to national purpose, there's a lack of debate about growing inequality

  • 22-Sep-2017 | T N Ninan

    T N Ninan: Failure in the good times

    If Mr Modi and his team expect to win the 2019 elections, groundwork for improved performance in their second term should be done now

  • 15-Sep-2017 | T N Ninan

    T N Ninan: Creating new winners

    We can no longer argue simplistically that, if the government or public sector can't do the job, call in the private sector

  • 08-Sep-2017 | T N Ninan

    T N Ninan: The sub-seven reality

    India is no longer a rapidly-growing economy. That is not a transient blip, it is a seven-year trend

  • 01-Sep-2017 | T N Ninan

    T N Ninan: At the two-thirds mark

    Double-digit growth promise fades, but key schemes must work so that Mr Modi gets his talking points

  • 25-Aug-2017 | T N Ninan

    T N Ninan: Staring into the hole

    Quite a few of the government banks may be, or may soon become, bankrupt

  • 18-Aug-2017 | T N Ninan

    T N Ninan: Beyond oxygen supply

    The PM missed a key opportunity in using the Gorakhpur episode to focus on the poor state of public health programmes

  • 11-Aug-2017 | T N Ninan

    T N Ninan: Hypocritical contestations

    Opposition must start behaving like it believes in the constitutional principles it wants protected

  • 04-Aug-2017 | T N Ninan

    T N Ninan: Disruption, then revival?

    Will the macroeconomic numbers for the April-June quarter, to be announced at the end of this month, see a reversal of the slowdown?

  • 28-Jul-2017 | T N Ninan

    T N Ninan: Not always soft

    With Modi govt, we may be seeing India willing to adopt hard stances more often than before, even if this new approach is selectively applied

  • 14-Jul-2017 | T N Ninan

    T N Ninan: The third balance sheet

    Apart from banks and companies, the economy has to deal with HNIs ruing their realty investments

  • 07-Jul-2017 | T N Ninan

    T N Ninan: Be careful what you wish for

    It isn't enough to say the public sector can't deliver, so let the private sector handle it

  • 01-Jul-2017 | T N Ninan

    T N Ninan on former RBI governor Y V Reddy's new book

    Former RBI Governor Y V Reddy offers a unique perspective of debates within govt

  • 30-Jun-2017 | T N Ninan

    T N Ninan: China 5; India 1

    The message from Beijing is clear: acknowledge superior Chinese power, and behave accordingly