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Jeff Glekin

Breakingviews: What else could Manmohan Singh reform?

04 Oct 2012

MUMBAI (Reuters Breakingviews) - In India, it was called big bang Friday. That was the day when Manmohan Singh unleashed bold economic reforms. Assuming the Prime Minister's nerve holds in the face of strong protests, he may even get a taste for such announcements. India's financial sector, mining industry and labour market would all benefit from a similar approach.

BREAKINGVIEWS - What else could Manmohan Singh reform?

03 Oct 2012

MUMBAI (Reuters Breakingviews) - In India, it's being called big bang Friday. That was the day when Manmohan Singh unleashed bold economic reforms. Assuming the Prime Minister's nerve holds in the face of strong protests, he may even get a taste for such announcements. India's financial sector, mining industry and labour market would all benefit from a similar approach.

BREAKINGVIEWS - India is still unravelling

01 Oct 2012

MUMBAI (Reuters Breakingviews) - India is still unravelling. Nine months ago, Reuters Breakingviews published a three-part series on the state of the country's economy. At that time, most economists projected GDP growth of around 7 percent in 2012, a sharp drop from the near-double digit expansion of the boom. Today, India has fallen further behind. The case for economic reform - and a realignment of the political system - remains as strong as ever.

How Sahara left Indian investors feeling deserted

27 Sep 2012

The conglomerate raised $4.5 billion from millions of small investors. Now it has been ordered it to return the cash, its finances face a stiff examination. The saga also raises questions about India’s financial regulation - and how such scandals can be avoided in future.

BREAKINGVIEWS - How Sahara left investors feeling deserted

27 Sep 2012

MUMBAI (Reuters Breakingviews) - There's no bigger sport in India than cricket. So you might think that the company which sponsors the Indian national team would be a household name. But Sahara has always been shrouded in mystery. Now, following a ruling by the country's Supreme Court that the company must return $4.5 billion to millions of small investors, its finances are set for a stiff examination. The saga also raises important questions about Indian financial regulation - and how such scandals can be avoided in the future.

BREAKINGVIEWS - India's shopkeepers' fears are overblown

22 Sep 2012

MUMBAI, Sept 20 (Reuters Breakingviews) - India's shopkeepers needn't worry so much. New reforms proposed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will eventually open the door to global retailers like Wal-Mart, Carrefour and Tesco, all currently limited to running wholesale businesses. But India's small shops won't go out of business any time soon. Competition may even be good for them.

BREAKINGVIEWS - India's striking shopkeepers' fears are overblown

20 Sep 2012

MUMBAI, Sept 20 (Reuters Breakingviews) - India's striking shopkeepers needn't worry so much. New reforms proposed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will eventually open the door to global retailers like Wal-Mart, Carrefour and Tesco, all currently limited to running wholesale businesses. But India's small shops won't go out of business any time soon. Competition may even be good for them.

BREAKINGVIEWS - What else could Manmohan Singh reform?

17 Sep 2012

MUMBAI (Reuters Breakingviews) - In India, it's being called big bang Friday. That was the day when Manmohan Singh unleashed bold economic reforms. Assuming the Prime Minister's nerve holds in the face of strong protests, he may even get a taste for such announcements. India's financial sector, mining industry and labour market would all benefit from a similar approach.

BREAKINGVIEWS - New Delhi must stand its ground on subsidy cuts

14 Sep 2012

MUMBAI (Reuters Breakingviews) - A 14 percent hike in the price of diesel may be the beginning of India's long-awaited economic reforms. Now it needs to stay the course. A shift in public spending from consumption to investment is the ultimate goal.

BREAKINGVIEWS - New Delhi must stand its ground on subsidy cuts

14 Sep 2012

MUMBAI (Reuters Breakingviews) - A 14 percent hike in the price of diesel may be the beginning of India's long-awaited economic reforms. Now it needs to stay the course. A shift in public spending from consumption to investment is the ultimate goal.

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