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.

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
Fri, Aug 03, 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?

FIU forwarded over 65K reports in FY18, the highest ever
Mon, Jun 25, 2018

The spurt in the number of STRs finds a reflection in the number of investigations initiated under FEMA (foreign Exchange Management Act), 1999, which have shot up from 1,516 in FY16 to 1,993 in FY17 and 3,369 in FY18.

Interview with CBIC chairman: ‘70-80 per cent GST issues resolved, revenue buoyancy likely soon’
Wed, Jun 20, 2018

Vanaja N Sarna said that her team did its best to manage the transition after the GST rollout.

Amid plans to ramp up target from 175 GW to 227 GW: Transmission wrangles threaten to hold up green energy push
Sun, Jun 17, 2018

Work on transmission corridors has not taken off; could force agencies to slow down future bids

Loan default norms among pressure points between RBI and govt
Mon, Jun 11, 2018

Despite repeated requests by the Ministry to relax the default norms, the central bank refused to budge. The rate hike has now ruffled feathers in the government.

What RBI’s rate hike indicates
Thu, Jun 07, 2018

Through the first increase in repo rate since the NDA came to power four years ago, the Reserve Bank has underlined the upside risk to inflation projections, and reiterated its mandate to check rising prices.

Monetary policy review: Core inflation transitory, no need for RBI to panic, says Niti chief
Tue, Jun 05, 2018

Core inflation, which excludes food and fuel components, was at 5.92 per cent in April while general CPI (Consumer Price Index) inflation stood at 4.58 per cent in the same month.

Rajiv Kumar interview: ‘Weakness in exports a worry; lazy banking must be jettisoned’
Mon, Jun 04, 2018

Rajiv Kumar says a series of reforms in the last four years of the government has laid the “foundation of a solid growth story going forward.”

Bank bosses’ best line as NPAs kept climbing steadily: ‘the worst is over’
Sun, Jun 03, 2018

In February this year, even as SBI, amid increased pressure of stressed assets, reported its first quarterly loss in 17 years for the three months ended December 2017, the bank’s management claimed that the bad loans had topped out.

Fuel price reduction — Govt in a bind: Niti Aayog says find fiscal space, ONGC has questions
Sat, Jun 02, 2018

Even as GDP growth figures issued by the Central Statistics Office Thursday showed that the ongoing recovery strengthened in the last quarter of 2017-18, there are concerns over whether the rebound can be sustained amid surging oil prices.

As startup funding crawls: DIPP to slam brakes on fund releases till FY19
Mon, May 14, 2018

SIDBI has so far committed Rs 1,285 crore to 27 local venture capital funds under the FFS scheme, of which Rs 141 crore —only about 11 per cent — has been disbursed to these funds till April 2018.

EPFO data: Need to see if new jobs are from existing employers or newly registered ones, says Pronab Sen
Tue, May 08, 2018

Pronab Sen said that the GST may have triggered companies to register and added to the EPFO enrollment numbers, which is not equivalent to “creating a new job”.

Boost to nuclear-power: Two Australian firms in talks to export uranium to India
Wed, May 02, 2018

A steady supply of uranium is good news for the country’s nuclear power sector, something that is expected to boost the performance of Indian nuclear power plants, as well as of several fuel cycle facilities.