This refers to T N Ninan's column "Moving into South Asia" (Weekend Ruminations, September 20). The prime minister's focus on cultivating neighbouring countries is right. The strategy could prove its mettle if priority is given to settle border disputes with ... Business Standard, 10 hours ago
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launched its economic reforms, China's economy was about 50 per cent bigger than India's. By 2000, the Chinese economy had grown to two-and-a-half times India's size. Now it is five times as big. That is about the size relationship that India has today with ...Business Standard, 3 days ago
Two storm clouds hovered over the Indian economy soon after Narendra Modi took charge as prime minister in late May. One was the prospect of a failed monsoon, and the other was high and rising oil prices. Both threats have receded, reminding many of ...Smart Investor, 1 week ago
Amidst the verbiage spewed out on the Modi government's first 100 days, little was said about corruption. Perhaps most commentators are waiting to see if the promised difference will indeed be visible. In the weeks before the 100th day, the gossip ...Sify, 2 weeks ago
No fewer than 218 coal mining leases have been declared illegal, some dating back to 1993. Scores of other iron ore and manganese ore mines have been shut in four states (Karnataka, Goa, Jharkhand and Odisha) - on court orders again, or on the basis ...Smart Investor, 3 weeks ago
The broader point must be that you don't tackle corruption the Arvind Kejriwal way, by chasing everyone with a broomstick T N Ninan | New Delhi September 5, 2014 Last Updated at 21:59 IST Amidst the verbiage spewed out on the Modi government's first 100 days, ...Business Standard, 2 weeks ago
Every country is a free trader when it sees advantage, and a trade warrior when it does not, says T N Ninan. Much has been written in criticism of the government's torpedoing of a global agreement on trade facilitation. There is another side to the story. If the West could have got a deal with India by offering to end the absurdity of using agricultural prices of 1986-88 as the benchmark for deciding whether price subsidies exist in 2014, why didn't it? There is manifest logic to ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago T N Ninan: Don't be vulnerable Business Standard, 1 month ago
In the first quarter of 2013, oil (Brent crude) was well over $120 per barrel. By the next quarter, the price was down to $98, only for it to climb back up to $115 a year later. Now the price is down to $102. Anyone who thinks he can predict where ...Business Standard, 1 month ago T N Ninan: Double whammy Business Standard, 2 months ago Why it's so difficult to formulate an oil price policy Rediff.com, 4 weeks ago
Which states do you think recorded the fastest growth in non-agricultural and non-governmental employment, after 2005? If you think you have the answers, think again. Three of the best-performing states were Assam, Uttar Pradesh (UP) and Himachal ...Smart Investor, 1 month ago
Just over 100 of the total list of 187 countries are in the 'High' or 'Very High' human development category, rues T N Ninan Once a year, the United Nations Development Programme releases its Human Development Report. This puts out a country-wise Human Development Index, which is constructed by using a combination of years of schooling, life expectancy and income indicators. Like its predecessors, the 2014 report (released two days ago) allows one to compare India’s performance with ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago T N Ninan: Only 'above average' Business Standard, 1 month ago
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