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S Gangadharan

  • Budget 2013: A mass appeal plan

    The fiscal policy for the ensuing year has turned out to be a please-all- exercise barring a microscopic minority and is clearly intended to be populist than pragmatic.

    Friday, 1 March 2013 - 9:00am
  • Rlys puts gloss over operating ratio

    Bansal resorts to game of suppressio veri, suggestio falsi.

    Wednesday, 27 February 2013 - 10:00am
  • Current a/c deficit soars to 5.4%

    Widening trade gap the main villain.

    Tuesday, 1 January 2013 - 2:33am
  • IIP vault: How much is real, how much statistical?

    If you thought figures could never lie, a closer look at the latest IIP data should be educative.

    Thursday, 13 December 2012 - 10:30am
  • Diesel price rise a show of courage, but still a half-measure

    The Rs5.50 petrol excise duty cut is political expediency with ramifications for the fisc.

    Friday, 14 September 2012 - 9:30am
  • It’s 0.06%, not 0.1%: Factory output absolutely flat

    In fact, there is an element of exaggeration here as the growth rate of 0.1% in July 2012 is due to rounding.

    Thursday, 13 September 2012 - 8:45am
  • Investment rate at nadir of 29.9%

    Economic growth during the first quarter of this fiscal surpassed street expectations, coming in at 5.5%, sequentially higher than the previous quarter’s 5.3%, though the performance was the worst ever for this three-month period since the current series at 2004-05 prices came into vogue.

    Saturday, 1 September 2012 - 8:01am
  • The vice-like grip of a slowdown

    For the third time in four months – and for the second time in the first quarter of the current fiscal – factory output as measured by the representative index of industrial production contracted by 1.8% in June.

    Friday, 10 August 2012 - 11:00am
  • RBI ‘profit’ is an invaluable fiscal prop

    Central bank’s transferable surplus to Centre up 7% at Rs16,010 crore; that’s more than the tax paid by RIL, ONGC.

    Friday, 10 August 2012 - 9:00am
  • Met’s July forecast 98% rains, actual 87%

    Kharif sowings in terms of coverage and pace have been greatly handicapped as a result, ruling out the possibility of a bumper agricultural year, or even a repeat of the farm performance during 2011-12.

    Thursday, 2 August 2012 - 8:24am