• Budget must ‘build to last’
    by Amar Ambani July 09, 2014 09:07 IST

    At a time when the economic scenario is being furiously debated, conventional wisdom may incline the decision maker to making a choice like ‘either Growth or Fiscal consolidation’, but notwithstanding the tough task at hand, a truly visionary leadership will need to pursue both growth and fiscal consolidation simultaneously.

  • RBI policy hints at better days ahead for markets
    by Nirmal Jain June 04, 2014 08:19 IST

    Monetary easing will aid the government's effort to accelerate economy's growth engine as quickly as possible- Nirmal Jain

  • Polls or not, invest in equities for long term
    by Nirmal Jain May 14, 2014 10:37 IST

    Post actual results of polls on May 16, depending on the outcome, there will be volatility. But soon after, the markets will again focus on macroeconomic fundamentals, which we believe are improving and that is the basis of the rally over the next three-five years.

  • Sensex may touch 30,000 by December-end
    by Nirmal Jain May 12, 2014 11:11 IST

    Entrepreneurs' decision to invest is based on expectations of profit and not on actual profit itself, which is why it is important for the government to revive sentiment, Nirmal Jain says.

  • Crusadors, Conspirators...and a churn for a better tomorrow
    by R. Venkataraman May 06, 2014 11:43 IST

    When I was in school, bureaucracy, or getting a job in the government especially the IAS was the 'Dream Job'.

  • Is this a good time to purchase gold jewellery?
    by R. Venkataraman May 02, 2013 17:40 IST

    For those interested in buying jewellery, there is no right time to do so. Whenever you can afford it, walk into the nearest jewellery shop, buy and indulge yourself.

  • RBI commentary: Pehla ball aur ye lagaa sixer
    by R. Venkataraman September 10, 2013 17:33 IST

    Raghuram Rajan’s CEO kind of approach, with set target of achieving things is a welcome sign. The debate is now whether the system will let him deliver or whether he too will fail the system test. History will judge him by what he does over a three-year period rather than the way our market reacts over a week.

  • Falling rupee! What's so surprising?
    by R. Venkataraman June 17, 2013 10:56 IST

    If rupee does not depreciate – you can easily make what in trading terms is called arbitrage profits. There may be times when arbitrage is possible but not always. Else the world and his father will borrow dollars at 2% or even lower and invest in Rupees at 8% and make safe returns.

  • 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 stay safe
    by Amar Ambani August 13, 2013 10:35 IST

    NSE Nifty may drift towards 5,000 levels on falling market multiples and earnings downgrades.

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