Anil Sasi


Anil Sasi is a Senior Editor with the Indian Express and writes on business and finance issues. He has worked with The Hindu Business Line and Business Standard and is an alumnus of Delhi University.

Jewellery sales in India see a drop on high base effect after GST rollout: Evgeny Agureev
Mon, Oct 15, 2018

Alrosa expects a stable demand for rough diamonds of all categories in the nearest future.

At Bhilai plant, second fatal accident in four years
Wed, Oct 10, 2018

Beyond the SAIL and RINL plants, there are a large number of steel factories in the private sector, but the requisite data on accidents is not maintained by the Ministry of Steel.

Alexey Likhachev, Director General of Rosatom: ‘One more site apart from Kudankulam needed for greater localisation’
Mon, Oct 08, 2018

Alexey Likhachev asserted that in order to accommodate India’s request for more localisation, there is need for at least one more site in addition to Kudankulam.

Modi-Putin summit: One more n-power plant in India, one project overseas
Sat, Oct 06, 2018

India and Russia have agreed to proceed with negotiations on the terms and conditions for the production of nuclear fuel assemblies in India. So far, fuel was being supplied by state-owned fuel utility JSC Tvel from Russia.

Interview with Russia’s Minister of Industry & Trade: ‘Eyeing engagements beyond defence with India’
Sat, Oct 06, 2018

The two sides are planning to work together to use working schemes and payment mechanisms in national currencies, developed by the Central Bank of Russia and the Reserve Bank of India.

RBI data on Public Sector Banks: In four years, banks’ write-off over seven times recovery
Mon, Oct 01, 2018

Even as the government has been trying to shore up PSB books through equity capital infusion and other measures, stressed assets have registered a steady rise since 2011.

Missing deadlines: IL&FS kept raising debt days before default
Wed, Sep 19, 2018

Less than four months before the defaults, IL&FS issued four series of non-convertible debentures and raised an aggregate of Rs 735 crore through them.

Adding to strain of falling rupee: sharp spike in imports of coal, ores
Wed, Sep 05, 2018

The increase in coal shipments comes alongside a 44 per cent jump in the value of precious and semi-precious stones imports, and a 47 per cent jump in imports of metal and mineral ores.

Centre’s tariff hiking spree fails to contain rising imports
Mon, Sep 03, 2018

Complaints are mounting from the domestic steel industry that the Chinese non-alloy steel is being imported in the country by wrongly declaring it as alloy steel, which otherwise, is value-added and expensive steel, both in terms of usage and price.

Views on how a few firms’ dominance affects market structure
Mon, Sep 03, 2018

US economists ponder new concepts ‘monopsony’ and ‘Amazon effect’, correlate these with low wage growth and investment spending

India-Pakistan trade: status, outlook
Thu, Aug 23, 2018

Prime Minister Imran Khan wants the subcontinental neighbours to start trading. What efforts have been made in this direction earlier, and why have they failed? How can the current situation change?

Coal imports rebound on slack output, transport glitches
Wed, Aug 22, 2018

The shortages, though, are not limited to just power stations. Coking coal, used in steel-making, has seen a sharp surge, reflecting both a surge in domestic steel production as well as shortage of Indian supplies of this higher-grade coal variant.

Politics and economics: The rupee’s Turkish worries
Wed, Aug 15, 2018

Bad economic management and crippling US tariffs have battered the lira, and Turkey’s currency crisis has triggered fresh selling across emerging markets. The already sliding rupee has reacted sharply.

Shift in policy of two decades in last 2 yrs: Apples to mobiles, sweeping duty hikes cover more than 400 items
Mon, Aug 13, 2018

Officials that The Indian Express spoke to conceded that there was a considered shift in the tariff responses subsequent to this meeting “in line with new global realities”.

Srikrishna Committee report: Data regulator can’t be overloaded, says panel member Rama Vedashree
Tue, Sep 25, 2018

The Bill, while being seen as an attempt to empower the citizen against private entities through a consent-based regime, has come in for criticism from several quarters.

Alarm bells in India Inc as auditors of 204 listed firms quit this year; that’s one auditor a day
Tue, Jul 24, 2018

Over the last two months, Price Waterhouse & Co resigned as auditor of Vakrangee Ltd and Atlanta Ltd, while Deloitte Haskins & Sells resigned as auditor of Manpasand Beverages Limited.

Understanding inflation
Wed, Jul 18, 2018

In June, WPI inflation rose to its highest level in 54 months. Does rising WPI inflation really matter? How does WPI inflation differ from CPI inflation? And how does inflation impact a country’s economic growth?

Arrests of bank officers over bad loans surge: 10 to 50 in four months
Tue, Jul 17, 2018

A majority of these cases is being probed by the CBI and over half the officers facing action are of the rank of general manager and above. Until the end of March, just 10 officers were officially recorded as being under CBI investigation in five cases of bank fraud.

‘We used surveys and data on consumption pattern to legalise recreational cannabis’: Chief Statistician of Canada
Mon, Jul 16, 2018

Chief Statistician of Canada Anil Arora speaks on the crucial role of statistics and data in the formulation of policy decisions such as the one regarding recreational cannabis, as well as on the need to base decisions on good evidence.

Simply Put: How tariff war can hit all trade
Mon, Jul 09, 2018

Newly imposed American tariffs on Chinese goods have been followed by retaliatory action from China. Why are the two biggest economies engaged in a tariff war, and how far can it disrupt world trade?