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Prasenjit Bose, Zico Dasgupta, Rohit Azad
Monday 07 August, 2017
The Indian growth story of the 2000s’ cannot be over-simplistically explained as a result of “market-oriented” reforms. Public sector bank credit-financed investments, particularly in the infrastructure sector, played a significant role in sustaining growth, most crucially after the global economic crisis. Such a growth trajectory, however, proved to be unsustainable with the expansionary phase coming to an end in 2011–12 and bad loans piling up in the banking system.
C.P. Chandrasekhar
Friday 07 July, 2017
The very limited Barclays prosecution comes in the wake of a half-hearted investigation effort, which has thus far completely let off all those who took the world economy to the verge of a crisis akin to the Great Depression. It is not clear if anything will finally come out of even this case, which is aimed at merely teaching a lesson to those who hurt a bunch of financial investors by violating insider rules.
Prabhat Patnaik
Thursday 25 May, 2017
The advance GDP estimates for 2016-17, however calculated, show a grim picture of the economy. The real per capita income of the agriculture-dependent population, which constitutes half the country's populace, has remained stagnant or even marginally declined during the three years of the Modi government. While the pursuit of neoliberal policies can be held responsible for this, treating the aggregate growth as a “great achievement” for political mileage is unwarranted.
C.P. Chandrasekhar, Jayati Ghosh
Tuesday 23 May, 2017
As the US reduces its role as engine of global demand, there are no signs that other economies will be able to pick up the slack. The mercantilist approach exemplified by Germany is creating net global slowdown.
Thomas Franco
Friday 19 May, 2017
May Day is celebrated as International Workers Day to remember the sacrifices of the working class and also assert the rights of workers. The first May Day was on May 1, 1886 when more than 300000 workers in 13000 businesses across the United States walked off their jobs asking for an 8 hour day among other demands.
Thomas Franco
Friday 19 May, 2017
Three proposals from three agencies related to the banking sector have come under the spotlight in the media. An MoU with the Department of Financial Services, GOI on a turnaround plan to justify infusion of new capital...
Thomas Franco
Monday 17 April, 2017
There is so much hue and cry in the press about giving debt relief to farmers who are under severe stress. The Madras High Court judges who gave a favourable order are also being questioned as interfering with the Executive.
Thomas Franco
Friday 31 March, 2017
In a surprise move, the Govt of India has forced 10 Public Sector Banks to sign an MoU in return for a small amount of capital. Many wonder why an MoU was required and why Unions and Associations are expected to sign. Is this a blank cheque for privatisation? Is it like taking the consent of a sacrificial goat by applying turmeric and water and getting its nod before sacrifice? The Government is like a parent and Public Sector Banks are like children. Will the parent take an undertaking from a child? These are questions which have to be answered by the Government.
C.P. Chandrasekhar
Thursday 30 March, 2017
The failure of the macroeconomic stance of shifting away from fiscal policy to an almost exclusive reliance on monetary policy has led to the phenomenon of negative rates in countries other than the United States, and the first sign of even a partial recovery in that country has been enough to set off a reversal.
Thomas Franco
Thursday 16 March, 2017
There is huge hue and cry about the proposed service charges and minimum balance to be maintained by the customers’ of State Bank of India and it is justified. The only thing forgotten is that SBI is only an arrow and the shooter is the Central Government.
 

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