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R N Bhaskar

  • Could Xi Jinping's visit be a turning point in India-China relations?

    China desperately needs new markets to create jobs within China, and new relationships to counter Japan and the US. And India desperately needs money to set up infrastructure projects that could generate jobs for Indians almost immediately. Thus India and China have mutual inter-dependencies which...

    Wednesday, 17 September 2014 - 5:00am
  • Policy Watch: Bulls won't abandon gold easily, it's only a matter of time

    Despite the ferocity in the bears' growls, many believe that the gold rally will get even more frenzied than ever before. It is only a matter of time, say analysts. True, gold prices may pause for a while, even stumble. But this could well be the lull before the proverbial storm, they say.

    Monday, 15 September 2014 - 6:24am
  • Is hot money fuelling the Indian market rally?

    The BSE Sensex climbed to 27,211 Monday. It was around 23,171 the same time last year. Marketmen were quick in predicting that it would cross 30,000 before the next Union Budget to be announced in March 2015. The Nifty too climbed to an all time high of 8115 a day before.

    Wednesday, 10 September 2014 - 6:55am
  • Policy Watch: With stock markets booming, bearish phase for gold not over

    There are two ways to look at gold. One would be by comparing today's prices with what they were in say 2000 (see chart). Anyone who has invested in gold would have a cause to smile. Things aren't so bad, after all.

    Monday, 8 September 2014 - 10:01am
  • Policy Watch: In the realm of the unregulated, there's tremendous scope for misuse

    India's legislators, often in connivance with self-serving bureaucrats, have a tremendous capacity for introducing businesses which are not covered by any legislation. With the benefit of hindsight, it is as if the legislators and bureaucrats actually permit scams.

    Monday, 1 September 2014 - 9:31am
  • The spectre of cancellation of coal mine allocations looms in the air : what could the government do?

    The Supreme Court's (SC) finding that all the allocations of coal mines since 1993 have been illegal has stunned the markets.  It leaves the spectre of cancellation of coal mine allocations hanging on some of the largest steel and power generation projects in India.

    Wednesday, 27 August 2014 - 9:44am
  • Policy Watch: Will work-permits solve migrant problem in North-East?

    Over the next few years, one of the most vexatious problems that the Modi government will have to confront is that of migration and vote-banks, especially in the north-east of India. The problem is both economic and political. It is also related to livelihood. 

    Monday, 25 August 2014 - 11:50am
  • New Israel Ambassador opens up on his focus areas

    Daniel Carmon became the new ambassador from Israel to India just this month. He assumes charge when India has been sharpening its focus on both homeland security and counter-terrorism – thanks to developments in the Kashmir valley as well as the emergence of new modules which seek to launch...

    Thursday, 21 August 2014 - 5:00am
  • South Korea looks forward to more success stories in India

    Lee Joon-gyu (60 yrs) is a seasoned diplomat. Immediately after he completed his Masters in Law from Seoul National University, Korea, in February 1979, Joon-gyu passed his High Diplomatic Service Examination and joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) in his country. Thereafter, he has...

    Tuesday, 19 August 2014 - 7:40am
  • Policy Watch: India needs a national policy on waste management

    Bengaluru unfortunately, managed to defer a path-breaking concept in waste management.  True, there are other municipalities that have also blundered, but without either a concrete plan, or even a transparent tendering process.

    Monday, 18 August 2014 - 5:00am