Ashwani Mahajan

The errant rating agencies

While credit rating agencies rate the credibility of institutions and countries around the world, they themselves are not above suspicion

22 Apr 2020

Many lessons from the  Chinese virus 

Today, the entire world is suffering from the havoc inflicted by the coronavirus.

24 Mar 2020

Fiscal deficit challenge for Finance Minister

What should the government do to address the shortfall in revenue due to the underwhelming tax collections? 

02 Feb 2020

Addressing the GST revenue woes

Despite an increase in the last two months, GST collections have been falling short of expectations. What should the Centre do?

13 Jan 2020

China’s debt-trap diplomacy

Many countries have been pushed into indebtedness due to Beijing’s Belt and Road initiative. Kenya seems to be the latest victim

19 Dec 2019

No, Modi government has not looted RBI of its reserves

The RBI itself has agreed to transfer the surplus amount to govt. Yet many people still accuse the Centre of looting the central bank

14 Sep 2019

Is this merely simplification of labour laws?

There is a general belief that labour laws are very complex in India.

11 Aug 2019

MPC and its views on inflation

RBI’s Monetary Policy Committee has been obsessed with inflation while deciding interest rates, ignoring even growth

29 Apr 2019

U.S. trade move an opportunity for India

After America’s decision to withdraw GSP trade benefits, we should take aggressive measures to protect our nation’s interests.

27 Mar 2019

India should not sign this trade deal

A comprehensive agreement was made for organising trade between different countries through the World Trade Organisation (WTO), which came into existence on 1 January 1995.

05 Feb 2019

The rupee is not overvalued

In the last few months there was a huge depreciation in the rupee vis-a-vis the US dollar.

06 Dec 2018

Worsening Situation in our villages

In August, the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) released the All India Rural Financial Inclusion Survey, 2016-17.

23 Oct 2018

Importance of e-commerce policy in India

A well-defined e-commerce policy is needed not only to provide a level playing field, but also to facilitate global trade negotiations

20 Aug 2018

Reduce taxes on petroleum products

The Centre may also audit the impact of daily pricing of petrol and diesel, and if need be, withdraw this in favour of a periodic review

07 Jun 2018

This time, you are wrong Mr. Trump

The US Treasury Department recently added India to a list of countries it considers potential currency manipulators

04 May 2018