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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Saugata Bhattacharya

The writer is senior vice president, business and economic research, Axis Bank. Views are personal

Slowdown has bottomed out, but a sustained recovery will require boosting credit flow
Wed, Mar 04, 2020

The focus in the near future should to increase investments and facilitate credit for funding these productive assets so that India’s potential output growth can steadily rise.

Budget 2020 framed a strategy of moving towards a $5 trillion economy over the next five years
Mon, Feb 03, 2020

The Budget did the best it could do to stimulate the economy given the extreme paucity of resources. Implementation, as always, will be key to achieving the $5-trillion goal.

The current economic slowdown needs a multi-pronged response
Thu, Dec 05, 2019

There are distinct features of the current slowdown which make it different from the ones in the past. First, multiple growth engines — consumption, investment, exports, credit — have all slowed down synchronously; earlier, one of these engines would offset the weakness in the other.

Repo rate cuts signal a resolve to revive investor, consumer sentiment
Sat, Oct 05, 2019

RBI analytics suggest that the slowdown is largely cyclical, and in macroeconomic terms, this is probably correct.

Not by cuts alone
Thu, Aug 08, 2019

Repo rate cut will help lower borrowing costs, but growth revival will require a coordinated policy response.