Petrol and Diesel Prices in India: A Slippery History and a Fiery Road Ahead

Petrol and Diesel Prices in India: A Slippery History and a Fiery Road Ahead

Posted by: on Oct 8, 2018 | No Comments

The Indian Government had for several decades controlled the prices of various petroleum products. Under the pretext of “the larger good”, the government had supposedly subsidized the prices of the most important petroleum products, like

What it Takes to Be a Successful Entrepreneur in India

What it Takes to Be a Successful Entrepreneur in India

Posted by: on Jul 30, 2018 | No Comments

India stands at an interesting juncture. As entrepreneurs, we can rejoice the fact that the country has a huge working-age population. This not only presents businesses with a strong consumer base, but also with a large pool of educated

Can India Hold Her Position as the World’s Fastest Growing Economy?

Can India Hold Her Position as the World’s Fastest Growing Economy?

Posted by: on Jul 20, 2018 | No Comments

The Indian economy grew at an impressive rate of 7.7% during the fourth quarter (January to March 2018). India’s GDP growth surged past China’s 6.8% growth recorded for the same quarter.

For FY18 (fiscal year ended March 31, 2018), India’s growth

Trump’s America Takes One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

Trump’s America Takes One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

Posted by: on Jul 9, 2018 | No Comments

The US has imposed 25% tariffs on Chinese imports worth $34 billion. Beijing immediately retaliated with tariffs on $34 billion worth of US imports. The Trump administration is working on a second wave of tariffs on Chinese goods

Will Trumponomics Drive America into Another Recession?

Will Trumponomics Drive America into Another Recession?

Posted by: on Jul 2, 2018 | No Comments

The Trump economy received an “important endorsement” from Fed Chairman Jay Power, who said, “The US economy is in great shape…Most people who want to find jobs are finding them,” said an article published by Yahoo Finance on June

India is on the Brink of Unmatched Growth; What’s Holding It Back?

India is on the Brink of Unmatched Growth; What’s Holding It Back?

Posted by: on Dec 26, 2017 | No Comments

India is an economy whose time has long come. People were yearning for change and emerged with great hope from the shackles of a lethargic and indecisive government. Although progress has been made in the right direction, there are things that are

Are High Taxes Good for the Economy?

Are High Taxes Good for the Economy?

Posted by: on Dec 18, 2017 | No Comments

Advocates of high taxes are often heard saying that taxes strengthen the nation by funding essential public utilities (like highways and elementary schooling) that benefit citizens and facilitate businesses. On the other hand, free

Allow FDI, in Retail Too!

Allow FDI, in Retail Too!

Posted by: on Dec 11, 2017 | No Comments

The inclination of the Modi government is to open India for foreign investment. It is undeniable that Modi has done a masterful job in selling India, abroad. He has rightfully invited one and all to invest in

Macau: Has China’s Jewel in the Gown Faded?

Macau: Has China’s Jewel in the Gown Faded?

Posted by: on Aug 12, 2016 | No Comments

Las Vegas Sands, the first western casino to open in Macau after deregulation, has posted a decline of 17% or $1.44 billion in revenues from operations in Macau in the second quarter. The operating income has also shrunk by 18% year-on-year. The cumulative effect of these two downslides is that the casino operator is currently facing 32%