Shaji Vikraman


In Fact: Challenges of special status and problems in implementing it
Fri, Mar 09, 2018

The 14th Finance Commission, which was then going about its Constitutional mandate of determining the individual share of states in the pool of central taxes, did take into consideration the issue of special category states.

Union Budget 2018: Banks get a breather as firms told to tap bonds
Fri, Feb 02, 2018

Union Budget 2018: For banks, lowering their exposure to corporate borrowers or less lending to that segment could mean a new category of borrowers — the next category after the big firms — with perhaps higher risks.

Breaking down the Budget in 20 questions
Fri, Feb 02, 2018

Union Budget 2018: The most anticipated event of the Indian financial calendar is over. What political and economic message has the Budget sent out? The Indian Express cuts through the fog.

Budget 2018 explained: ‘Arun Jaitley’s last budget has no creative incrementalism on show’
Fri, Feb 02, 2018

Arun Jaitley's Union Budget 2018 EXPLAINED: Here's what our experts — National Editor, Policy, Shaji Vikraman; National Editor, Rural Affairs, Harish Damodaran; Associate Editors Anil Sasi and Sandeep Singh — think of Jaitley's budget. 

Modi govt’s last full Union Budget: Five things to look out for
Thu, Feb 01, 2018

UNION BUDGET 2018: As Finance Minister Arun Jaitley rises to present the last full Budget of the NDA government, here’s a route map to negotiate the Budget speech.

2014 hope to 2018 realism: Economic Survey story
Tue, Jan 30, 2018

Under Arvind Subramanian, the Economic Survey was elevated to an altogether different level as it introduced new concepts such as “Twin Balance Sheet (TBS) problem” and the “JAM agenda” to describe both threats and opportunities in the Indian policymaking arena.

From Davos and Delhi, how the current surge in markets looks
Tue, Jan 30, 2018

What experts have flagged is the surge in Indian stock markets over the past year, even as growth has declined — a sharply different scenario from the United States and Europe, which have seen strong economic rebounds — and the risk of outflows in case of a sharp correction.

Lot of impetus to be on infra push in state budget: Fadnavis in Davos
Thu, Jan 25, 2018

“If Maharashtra has to grow to a $1 trillion economy over the next few years from $400 billion now, the state will need to grow at 10% over the medium term. For that, we need to improve our infrastructure. So, we are building more rail networks, ports, airports and investing hugely in agriculture too.”

World Economic Forum: India committed to global trade system, says Suresh Prabhu
Thu, Jan 25, 2018

India on its part is now working on getting all the major stakeholders to come together — with a mini — ministerial of the WTO being planned in the last week of March.

US believes in free trade; fan of bilateral trade agreements: Steve Mnuchin
Thu, Jan 25, 2018

Mnuchin said that America’s protectionist policies are not a “race to the bottom”.

PM Modi invites world to India: Come and invest, red carpet replacing red tape
Wed, Jan 24, 2018

PM Modi pitched for India as an investment destination, emphasising on efforts to improve the ease of doing business.

PM Narendra Modi in Davos, India gets IMF boost: At 7.4%, can be fastest growing this year
Tue, Jan 23, 2018

In its global growth prospects survey, released on the eve of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s address to a global audience here, the IMF said that India could grow at 7.8% in 2019.

World Economic Forum: Year before polls, India rolls out its big guns at Davos
Mon, Jan 22, 2018

World Economic Forum: The summit is also being attended by US President Donald Trump, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emannuel Macron and UK Prime Minister Theresa May, among others.

Probe into visa racket after 50 youths vanish in UK
Sun, Jan 21, 2018

Citing work or business in their visa applications, the youth, sources said, left India with passports issued in Nagpur but never returned.

World Economic Forum: 20 years after Gowda, PM Modi at Davos — with a ‘new India’ story
Sun, Jan 21, 2018

PM Modi, who arrives on January 22, will be delivering the keynote address at the plenary session the next day. The messaging by the PM to a global audience also comes after two disruptive moves in over a year — the ban on high-value notes in November 2016

Interview with Uday Kotak: ‘Massive amount of Indian savers’ money is now going into few hundred stocks’
Mon, Jan 15, 2018

Uday Kotak said four out of five top private banks are majority owned foreigners, benefiting foreign savers.

Uday Kotak red flag over market rally, says savings going to ‘few hundred stocks’
Mon, Jan 15, 2018

He said a lot of domestic savings were flowing to “a few hundred stocks” of firms whose governance standards fuel concern.

PM Modi heading to Davos, India signals it will stay the course
Thu, Jan 11, 2018

The narrative is important considering not just that private investment in India has been weak, but from the fact that overseas investors have been far more bullish on India over the past few years despite growth concerns.

In year full of polls, little room for policy stimulus, private sector investment is key
Tue, Dec 26, 2017

If the fiscal, monetary and political levers for supporting growth via policy are weak, it means that the prospects of a recovery are dependent entirely on the private sector.

7% growth projection reasonable; reforms promising: Gita Gopinath
Fri, Dec 22, 2017

Gopinath, one of the few tenured professors and who is also on the economic advisory panel of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.