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.

Articles By Anil Sasi

A fifth of India’s people now ruled by Congress, BJP’s share falls under half

The number of states ruled by the BJP — which has constantly increased its national footprint since the 2014 Lok Sabha elections — is now down to 16.

Australia scripts a fresh template for navigating the India economic challenge

Around 19,000 Australian companies currently export to New Zealand as against just about 2,000 that export to India.

‘Making real progress on issue of uranium exports to India’

Former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott had signed an agreement with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on civil nuclear cooperation in September 2014, clearing the way for uranium sales.

Australian PM unveils blueprint to reboot trade relations

In his keynote speech to The Australian Financial Review India Business Summit, Morrison outlined plans to develop India into one of Australia's top trading partners, leveraging on a focused attention to key sectors starting with education, resources, tourism and agriculture

‘RCEP offers opportunity to engage on broader Indo-Pacific level’

Trade Minister Simon Birmingham downplays sugar subsidies discord.

At WTO, India under increasing trade fire

Australia’s challenge on cane subsidy after US filing on cotton support; India had lost steel duty case to Japan

Explained: Where India, Japan ties stand now and what is planned for the future

The India-Japan economic relationship is old and deep, but their bilateral trade continues to lack volumes. Where do these ties stand now, and what is planned for the future — in both new and traditional areas?

Jewellery sales in India see a drop on high base effect after GST rollout: Evgeny Agureev

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

At Bhilai plant, second fatal accident in four years

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’

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

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’

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

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

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

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

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

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

India-Pakistan trade: status, outlook

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

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

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.

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