• Rise of rice…hard to digest!
    by R. Venkataraman July 08, 2011 19:00 IST

    IIFL Singapore Research team (IIFL’s Dumb Commodities report by Billy Wong and Zuo Li) has come out with an interesting report on Rice and why Rice prices will rise, thanks to recently concluded elections in Thailand.

  • Imagining India - where radiation fails!
    by R. Venkataraman March 21, 2011 08:38 IST

    Enough of doomsday scenarios have been forecast but I thought I’d take a lighter vein and imagine that any damage in India may actually be less than one would anticipate.

  • Indian politics and Lankan economics
    by R. Venkataraman February 21, 2011 17:13 IST

    Last week, I had the opportunity to interact with number of thought leaders, corporates, fund managers etc at IIFL’s Global Investor Conference – Enterprising India -II.

  • Momentum Magic…Past performance is really no guarantee
    by R. Venkataraman February 01, 2011 13:58 IST

    A recent article in The Economist elucidates the “Benefits of Momentum Investing”. Momentum Investing typically refers to the style of investing where the investor or the trader catches the momentum, both on the upside and the downside and then trades accordingly.

  • Wish it is a Happy New Year
    by R. Venkataraman January 07, 2011 15:17 IST

    We live in neither the best of times, nor the worst of times. All indications, at least on the macroeconomic front point towards a year, which may not be happy after all. For that matter, even 2010 was not as happy as the previous one simply because the broad Sensex gave returns of just above 17%.

  • You have the will, we have the way !
    by R. Venkataraman December 16, 2010 15:29 IST

    At an infrastructure conference, I had the privilege of meeting a person whose name was Mr. Singh. He introduced himself and gave me a card, which had Mr. Singh with the words Power Broker prominently embossed above the address.

  • Why people cross railway tracks?
    by R. Venkataraman November 24, 2010 13:54 IST

    A recent article about loss of young lives while attempting to cross railway tracks depressed me and so I decided to write this blog. I am surprised why people cross railway tracks even at stations like Parel. Here, the cost of a mistake is extremely fatal and still people take the risk. The economic value of the time you save by crossing the railway tracks can never, I repeat never be more than the economic value of your life.

  • The Wall Street sequel – things beyond money!
    by R. Venkataraman October 05, 2010 10:42 IST

    This weekend, I had an opportunity to catch up with Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, a much hyped movie about financial services and the recent catastrophe in USA. This is a sequel of the original Wall Street, which all aspiring MBAs as well as financial services prospective employees and employers watched again and again.

  • The Liquidity Crisis: Foreign Banks Play and the Nation Pays
    by Nirmal Jain September 05, 2013 08:13 IST

    As a matter of fact, most of the foreign banks globally and in India, too, employ kin of policy makers and government officials with generous compensation

  • Time to Reverse Policies that Don’t Work
    by Nirmal Jain August 19, 2013 10:55 IST

    Sooner or later, we will have to address fiscal imprudence. In France, today’s generation believes free education and healthcare are birthrights. Our next generation, thanks to NREGA and so on, will believe that money and food without work is their birthright.

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