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

Explained: The US-China trade war, and its impact on India

How did the trade dispute between the world’s two biggest economies start? What happens if their standoff escalates into a wider economic conflict? How can India and the rest of the world be impacted?

Explained: Issues in India-US trade

Donald Trump says India is a ‘tariff king’, and his Commerce Secretary has complained about ‘overly restrictive market access barriers’. How are the two countries negotiating their trade disagreements?

Explained: Where are driverless cars going?

Elon Musk recently said Tesla robotaxis, which will run without humans, will be ready by 2020. Companies are pushing ahead with autonomous vehicles, but concerns remain — and consumer interest is not rising.

Russia’s Alrosa kicks off rupee-rouble payments for diamond trade in India

Alrosa is increasing its marketing spend in India as it attempts to catch up with rival De Beers in a market that is predicted to see a rebound in 2019.

Explained: The problem with diesel

Why has Maruti decided to stop making diesel cars? How is the move linked to BS-VI emission norms that kick in next year? What difficulties would continuance with diesel present? What is the mood globally?

Explained: Life without Iranian oil

How has India been preparing for the tightening of US sanctions? What key metrics could be impacted? What are the main concerns, and what role are the ongoing elections likely to play in India’s response?

Indian medics cash in as US hospitals try out virtual scribes to trim docs’ workday

The number of medical scribes in the US has grown from about 7,000 in 2014, according to the American College of Medical Scribe Specialists, to nearly 25,000 currently.

Slew of new car launches, high fuel prices: Used cars sold 4 lakh units more than new in 2018

According to analysts, the ratio of used-car to new-car sales, currently just over 1 in India, is likely to move closer to the ratio of over 2-3 that is seen in major economies such as Germany, the UK and Brazil.

All-clear for six US nuclear-power reactors in coastal Andhra Pradesh

In a joint statement Wednesday, the US and India said they had agreed to strengthen security and civil nuclear cooperation, including the proposal for building six US nuclear reactor units in India.

Simply Put: Trade wars, taken to the MAX

Among countries that have grounded B737 MAX 8 after crash, many were targeted in US trade policies. A look at how these moves are a manifestation of trade wars as well as rivalry between plane-makers.

Before Govt blocked jobs report, stats panel search body tweaked in its favour

Earlier, the composition of the search committee, according to the MoSPI Resolution dated June 1, 2005, was: Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission as Chairperson along with an RBI Deputy Governor and “two eminent persons.

Explained: What the US trade rap means

US set to remove India from select trade list. What is this list, what led to the move, how can it impact India?

We were misled, glaring gaps found in certifying ITIs, need probe: Govt

The QCI, it said, “failed to bring out the said glaring shortcomings and hence misled the NCVT”, or the National Council of Vocational Training, which is an advisory body formed by the government for its skilling effort.

Commerce Ministry relaxes Angel Tax norms for startups

The move, which is to ensure availability of funds for startups, follows concerns regarding the taxation of angel investments in this sector. The Central Board of Direct Taxes will notify the changes separately.

DGTR to revisit anti-dumping rules amid surging Chinese steel imports

The concerns raised by the domestic steel lobby focus largely on the Chinese non-alloy steel being imported in the country that is presumably being misdeclared as alloy steel, which otherwise is value-added and expensive steel.

India withdraws Pak trade status: May not hurt much but sends out stern signal

While the withdrawal is the first tangible punitive step in what could be an escalatory ladder, its impact on trade is unlikely to be substantial given the low volume — consistently under $2.5 billion on an annual basis.

Andhra Pradesh move to re-open PPAs takes the wind out of RE projects

Worries that others states could follow suit; could lead to fresh wave of NPAs.

If back, won’t scrap, will buy more Rafale at better rate: P Chidambaram

Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram said the choice of offset partner was “indeed an issue”, but the “most critical issue” was the number of aircraft and the price and the delivery schedule.

On GST Council table: Tax relief for real estate, duty relaxation for exporters

The proposal was discussed in 26th GST Council meeting in March last year and since many technical, legal and administrative issues were identified, its implementation was put on hold.

NPCIL gets big funding push after payments delay to Russians

As against the budget estimate of Rs 1,665 crore for 2018-19, the revised estimates show an allocation of Rs 4,665 crore under the capital head.