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  • 16-Apr-2020 | Abheek Barua

    An informed strategy for lockdown exit

    The only to way to climb back to obstacle-free growth would be more and randomised testing. The government needs to make a much larger financial allocation towards that

  • 31-Jan-2020 | Abheek Barua

    Economic Survey 2020: A decade-old slowdown reversing?

    Investments suffered as companies were keen on repaying debt rather than taking fresh loans to add to capacity

  • 05-Jul-2019 | Abheek Barua

    A much-needed blueprint

    The Economic Survey posits a clear development model to put India on a high-growth path

  • 26-Jun-2019 | Abheek Barua & Tushar Arora

    India's China syndrome

    Instead of the average growth of 7 per cent that the official data shows in the period between 2011-12 and 2016-17, Arvind Subramanian's estimate is a meagre 4.5 per cent

  • 26-May-2019 | Abheek Barua & Sakshi Gupta

    What constitutes a good UBI?

    The lack of "universality" becomes the biggest problem in any Universal Basic Income scheme since it raises the challenges of effective targeting

  • 08-Mar-2019 | Abheek Barua

    The emerging factor in Indian markets

    Besides macro-balances - current account and the fiscal gaps - of a number of EMs have shown remarkable improvement since the taper tantrum of 2013

  • 27-Sep-2018 | Abheek Barua & Tushar Arora

    How much more can the RBI intervene?

    The fact that we are much better protected today might just explain the RBI's reluctance to bring in a biggish chunk of dollars from NRIs either through bonds or dollar deposits as it did in 2013

  • 19-Mar-2018 | Abheek Barua

    US protection and India: A global trade war cannot be good for anyone

    India will not remain unscathed if things begin to hot up and there is retaliation against the US duties from China and the European Union

  • 20-Dec-2017 | Abheek Barua

    Questions for 2018

    The NDA govt has taken enough bold economic moves and should not hesitate to articulate its future vision

  • 17-Dec-2017 | Abheek Barua & Tushar Arora

    2018: Gazing into the crystal ball

    Political risk culminating from elections in the US and Latin America, and evolving right-wing populism in Europe could lead to substantial volatility

  • 03-Dec-2017 | Abheek Barua & Tushar Arora

    What are the bond markets telling us?

    It is likely that the market is anxious about a widening fiscal gap adding to extant inflation pressures bred by both domestic and global factors

  • 22-Nov-2017 | Abheek Barua

    How much should we worry about oil prices?

    Indian policymakers need to watch the sector carefully but maybe there's no reason to get into a deep funk

  • 05-Nov-2017 | Abheek Barua & Tushar Arora

    Will the new US tax code spur growth?

    While the Tax Cuts and Jobs Bill is most likely to be passed in the US, it might end up expanding the deficit

  • 08-Oct-2017 | Abheek Barua & Tushar Arora

    Are emerging markets losing their mojo?

    If the dollar bottoms out and the ECB, BoE bring in tighter monetary policies, emerging markets could head south

  • 27-Sep-2017 | Abheek Barua

    In praise of countercyclical policy

    If it's smartly done and addresses the related problems of growth and employment, it can reap quick rewards

  • 24-Sep-2017 | Abheek Barua & Tushar Arora

    The resurrection of the US dollar

    It's too early to predict if this is the beginning of a dollar rally. But markets cannot afford to ignore the nascent strength

  • 10-Sep-2017 | Abheek Barua & Tushar Arora

    Rupee overvaluation fallacy

    The question is whether the rupee is significantly above its fair value

  • 27-Aug-2017 | Abheek Barua & Tushar Arora

    Jackson hope

    This year's meeting of A-listers from financial world in Jackson Hole was not show to beat all shows

  • 23-Aug-2017 | Abheek Barua & Tanvi Garg

    Understanding the new China

    Doklam standoff could be Beijing's strategy to ensure middle class doesn't question its legitimacy

  • 13-Aug-2017 | Abheek Barua & Tushar Arora

    What's happening to money orders?

    Low crude prices have led to a drop in remittances to India from the diaspora in the Gulf region

  • 30-Jul-2017 | Abheek Barua & Bidisha Ganguly

    Yes, the rupee can appreciate more

    In this world of new 'normals', going past gauges of overvaluation might just be a lost cause

  • 26-Jul-2017 | Abheek Barua

    How farm loan waivers can hurt

    Such bailouts do not have any measurable impact on improving consumption

  • 21-Jun-2017 | Abheek Barua & Sakshi Gupta

    Should RBI cut interest rates?

    Critical components of core inflation have shown a sustained decline over the last few months

  • 18-Jun-2017 | Abheek Barua & Bidisha Ganguly

    The taper without a tantrum

    The fact that the Fed stood its ground seemed to indicate that the Fed was in a 'hawkish' mode

  • 04-Jun-2017 | Abheek Barua & Bidisha Ganguly

    The euro - return of the zombie

    Its resurgence is good news for Indian firms