The Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) pipeline is a natural gas pipeline, expected to transport natural gas from Turkmenistan to Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India.     This article was first published by the Asian Development Bank (www.adb.org)
Sunday, 03 April 2016 00:00

Can “Make In India” Make India?

Under various nation-building initiatives undertaken by the new government in India, the “Make In India” campaign has hogged limelight and there is a sense of optimism that it can trigger manufacturing driven growth. However, I am sceptical about the impact the manufacturing sector can have on the country’s exports and GDP growth. This article explains the reason for my scepticism…
Investment Outlook: over the next decade, Asian equities are likely to deliver higher average returns as compared to developed market equities. There is little doubt that Asia Pacific has been a key global growth driver in the last 14 years. This point is backed by data that shows Asia Pacific’s increasing share of global GDP with North America and Europe…
India’s agriculture sector growth in the recent past has been severely impacted by El Niño, an abnormal warming of the Pacific waters near Ecuador and Peru that has disturbed weather patterns around the world. The El Niño in 2015 (starting February 2015) has been the strongest since 1997 and continues to be strong. Between 1981-82 and 2015-16, the El Niño…
Sunday, 28 February 2016 00:00

India’s Banking Sector Crisis In One Chart

On February 17, 2016, it was reported that the Supreme Court of India has asked the Reserve Bank of India to provide details on companies that have each defaulted on loans in excess of INR500 Crore. It was also reported that top ten public sector banks in India have written off Rs 40,000 Crore alone in 2015. The rising NPA…
According to IMF World Economic Outlook for 2016, India’s GDP growth for 2016 and 2017 is likely to be 7.5%, overtaking China’s GDP growth outlook of 6.3% and 6.0% for 2016 and 2017 respectively. With India likely to be the fastest growing economy and with huge impending growth potential in the country, investors diversifying their portfolio globally should consider India.…
In the last six months the NIFTY index has declined by 19.0% and there are several factors that have contributed to the correction. This includes global economic weakness, currency volatility, increasing geo-political tensions and relatively weak growth in India. This article focuses on the corporate sector performance in India, which is impacted by local as well as global factors. The…