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C.P. Chandrasekhar
Tuesday 29 May, 2018
Walmart’s purchase of a dominant 77 per cent stake in Flipkart is reportedly the biggest acquisition in the global e-commerce area and is seen as indicative of India’s importance in the world economy.The acquisition at an unwarranted premium and valuation has been seen as a move to increase its market share that the company has lost to Amazon by utilizing the dominance of Flipkart.
Wednesday 11 April, 2018
The 2008 economic crisis, which often is appraised only as a “financial crisis”, has in fact acquired a manifold character involving the socio-economic structures at worldwide level. Indeed, the crisis was triggered in the financial sector ─ in particular, with the crisis of the subprime mortgage market in the US, which ended up in a general banking crisis and the bankruptcy among many other institutions, and of the investment bank Lehman Brothers.
C.P. Chandrasekhar,Jayati Ghosh
Thursday 14 September, 2017
A brief decline in portfolio inflows into equity markets has raised the question whether foreign investment flows into India have peaked. The evidence of investments in debt markets suggest otherwise. That, however, need not be all good news.
C.P. Chandrasekhar
Thursday 29 June, 2017
The policy shifts of the reform era have not been in favor of agriculture. Trade liberalisation, deregulation and a greater role for market forces have not benefited the farmer, who is trapped in a persisting crisis. It is time for today’s policy makers to recognise their own disconnect, and learn from the evidence at hand.
C.P. Chandrasekhar,Jayati Ghosh
Tuesday 14 February, 2017
Post-Trump expectations of a shift back from an easy monetary policy with low interest rates to reliance on a fiscal stimulus for growth are reversing trends in global bond markets.
C.P. Chandrasekhar
Wednesday 23 November, 2016
The way the political establishment, sundry pundits, the media and a large section of the untutored or sycophantic elite of the country underestimated the extent of pain that the demonetisation measure would inflict on India’s poor and lower middle classes, points to their disconnect from a reality which bears little resemblance to the vision of a dynamic market economy they presume they inhabit.
C.P. Chandrasekhar
Monday 12 September, 2016
The new measures announced by the RBI aim at making the conservative institutional investors more bond-savvy and the bond market an important source for long term capital but in the process household savings would be exposed to increased risk.
C.P. Chandrasekhar,Jayati Ghosh
Monday 28 December, 2015
The perception that investors looking for above average returns can turn to the stock market so long as they are willing to stay invested for extended periods doesn’t hold.
C.P. Chandrasekhar
Tuesday 06 October, 2015
A pullout by FIIs underlies the market decline is broadly agreed upon, but that the decline would have been much greater but for a contrary entry of retail investors is less commented on.
C.P. Chandrasekhar
Monday 17 August, 2015
Even though SIT strongly recommends that PNs should be phased out if they cannot be made more transparent, they are unlikely to be banned as the government fears investor exit.



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