Posts Tagged: Reforms

General Governance Markets Politics Regulations
One more in the series of long awaited reforms Modi is undertaking to put India in place of Pride
November 9, 2016
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“I promise to pay the bearer the sum of five hundred rupees.” These words till yesterday were otherwise taken for granted; till the Prime Minister in a landmark move declared that the five hundred and one thousand rupees notes shall from midnight cease to be legal tender. While the move is intended to actively curb […]
Markets Politics
Two Years Of The Modi Government: Repair Phase Over; Growth Phase Starts
May 26, 2016
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On 26th May 2014, when the new Government under the able leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi took office after a resounding mandate from Indian voters, it clearly etched out an agenda of “Two years of repair, three years of growth”. Clearly, the government’s performance in the two years since reflects this approach. Therefore, while […]
Interviews Markets
“India can give better tax-adjusted returns vis-a-vis other EMs” – Interview With Business Standard
May 15, 2016
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(The below is an interview of mine published in the Business Standard)   Q. What is your interpretation of the India- Mauritius tax protocol? Will it severely dent flows into India? Vikas: The government has addressed several issues at one stroke. First, it has signalled that it is fully committed to a key election promise, […]
Governance Politics
Modi Government’s Focus On Productivity Will Reap Rich Dividends For Those With Patience
August 6, 2015
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Of late, interaction with market participants suggests increased sceptism and investors questioning the “Ache Din” promise of the Modi government. My response to them is that great things take time, but what’s important is the direction of developments. After all as John Heywood’s old adage goes “Rome was not built in day, but they were […]
Interviews Markets
“Nobody likes to take the pain in the short term” – Interview with Mint Asia
June 12, 2015
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(This post is an interview of mine published in Mint – Asia Edition as well as Mint – India edition)   Mint Asia: How are investors seeing India and what are the key takeaways from your meetings with them? Vikas: Most fund managers and investors are treating India as a structural growth story. Right now, […]