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  • The challenges of regulating Financial Markets in India
    by Nirmal Jain April 23, 2010 10:50 IST

    Global recession and Indian regulations - what did we do right and what went wrong.

  • Obituary C K Prahalad
    by Amar Ambani April 20, 2010 12:52 IST

    C K P - Rock solid, Rock bottom Rock star (1941 – 2010)

  • Poor & Profitable: Greener Pastures for MNCs
    by Amar Ambani March 23, 2010 09:35 IST

    Improving the lives of the billions of people at the bottom of the economic pyramid is not only a noble endeavour, but also a lucrative one. Do read this summary of C K Prahalad & Allen Hammond’s seminal work ”Serving the World’s poor profitably”…

  • INDIA INFOLINE group's brand identity now is IIFL
    by Nirmal Jain March 16, 2010 17:36 IST

    We live in a world where technology is shortening distances by the day and many things are getting shortened by the way. The finance minister is trying to shorten the fiscal deficit. The exchanges have shortened the time the markets remain closed for trading. When they wanted to shorten the number of holidays, they chose today’s auspicious day of Padwa.

  • Honey I Shrunk the Miles! The story of China’s High Speed Railways
    by Amar Ambani March 15, 2010 10:18 IST

    China’s growth story knows no bounds. Did you know that by 2014, China will have High Speed Railways twice as large as similar networks in the rest of the world combined? Travel time has already dropped drastically for a number of routes. Read on…

  • Budget 2010 - 11: What to expect?
    by Nirmal Jain March 07, 2010 11:35 IST

    This an excerpt from my article published in Business India on budget expectation

  • Budget 2010-11 – Fine balancing act
    by Amar Ambani March 02, 2010 09:53 IST

    After a series of lackluster budgets, this year, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee chose a more balanced approach in devising the Budget. In fact, the Budget has proved to be the best one in recent years. A key positive was a substantial increase in personal income tax slabs and increase in exemption limit. Read on…

  • Pranab babu has delivered one of the best budgets in recent times
    by Nirmal Jain February 27, 2010 12:13 IST

    It is true this time around expectations were low. Yet it is very pleasing to note that expectations have been well exceeded.

  • Did Railway Budget 2010-11 excite?
    by Amar Ambani February 25, 2010 09:46 IST

    Railway Budget did well in announcement of Vision 2020. It focused on populist measures & kept passenger rates unchanged. Freight rates remained unchanged. Setting up an aggressive target of adding 1,000 km lines next year & PPP in multiple areas were key positives, but much repair work is left, especially given the financial constraints faced. Important details were skipped, possibly the reason some stocks falling sharply…

  • What to expect from the Budget 2010-11
    by Amar Ambani February 19, 2010 09:49 IST

    Fiscal prudence is expected to be the primary Budget agenda. This is certainly not the year for industry-specific freebies or any galloping GBS. Instead, the aim will be bringing down fiscal deficit, largely through stimulus withdrawals, disinvestments & 3G auctions. We expect positive measures for the rural economy, infrastructure development, educational reform & food inflation control. No major negatives for equities but may fall short of the triggers to boost the markets. The expected excise hike could act as a near-term depressant for certain sectors. Inflation control measures (mainly food inflation) will also be a focus area. Read on …

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