Sunitha Natti

Individuals and service sector loans continue to dominate as industrial credit demand slows

Loans to individuals and the service sector are now No.1 and No.2, as industrial credit demand has shown clear signs of a slowdown

16 Sep 2023

GDP growth hits four-quarter high of 7.8% but inflation and unemployment rate remain worries

While the headline number is lower than the anticipated 8%, the sub-components are a mixed bag. Here's the overall sketch.

31 Aug 2023

Wall Street relieved Jerome Powell dropped no bombs in Jackson Hole, but how long can the optimism last?

The Street got no assurance of rate-cuts, or even a pause, from Jerome Powell at Jackson Hole on Friday. But for now, it seems to be happy that the Fed chair dropped no bombs like he did last year.

27 Aug 2023

'Ticking time bomb': As China's economy enters sick bay, experts fear slump may get deeper

If the beginning of 2023 held optimism about a rapid recovery, latest data dispatches make only one thing clear: the numbers aren't with them.

18 Aug 2023

State of the economy on I-Day: Tomato tantrums and stinging food prices biggest headaches

Headline inflation soared to 7.4% in July led by food prices that are back in the double-digit zone at 11.51%. Just a month ago in June, inflation stood at 4.8%.

15 Aug 2023

RBI, repo rate and tomatoes: A hawkish Das upsets the 'peak rate' narrative

Until now, markets were asking when will rate cuts begin? Following Thursday's policy statement, the question is if rate hikes will make a comeback.

10 Aug 2023

The 19-million plus question: Has finding a job in India gotten harder or easier?

A salad of statistics exist on the country's working population, labour force and unemployment rate, but none produce identical numbers

29 Jul 2023

Forward Guidance: What RBI can learn from Infosys

Forward guidance achieves critical importance during periods of uncertainty, as seen in the case of Infosys on Thursday

22 Jul 2023

Number Games: The Jekyll and Hyde personality of statistics

The animosity towards official economic data has reached such a point that all official data, even when valid, is seen as a trick to pat the government's on its back.

15 Jul 2023

After inflation draws first blood against central banks, will global rate hikes undo damage?

Whether emerging markets will follow the lead of advanced economies on rate hikes will be keenly watched.

08 Jul 2023

Time to toast the Great Indian GST success story?

It took 17 years, three Prime Ministers and four Union Finance Ministers to transform the proposal on GST first laid out way back in 1999 into an act.

01 Jul 2023

The undeniable China trigger in US chipmaking giant Micron's $ 2.7-billion plant in India

Micron primarily makes two products: NAND, which doesn't need power to retain data like a portable flash drive, and DRAM, which must be powered on to hold data.

23 Jun 2023

Will Vijay Mallya, Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi grasp the RBI's debt recovery lifeline?

Of the Rs 3.4 lakh crore worth of wilful defaults, the top 50 borrowers alone account for about Rs 1 lakh crore in unpaid dues.

18 Jun 2023