Inflation

June 2, 2013

Crude Oil price dip, some positive news for Policy makers

Crude Oil Crude oil prices has hovered somewhere close to $110a barrel for past one year, however the price dipped below $100 in the recent past […]
May 26, 2013

7 steps you should take to improve your Savings

We are in era where the only thing which is certain is uncertainty. The world economy is facing one of the tough times and the development […]
May 18, 2013

Reasons why Bitcoins are gaining popularity

Bitcoins Bitcoins are a form of “e-money” which is made of complex code created with the help of computer. Process of creating Bitcoin is called mining […]
April 24, 2013

Bitcoin – New Digital & Greener Currency supporting Environment

Bitcoin Bitcoin also known as BTC is a kind of digital currency which was first described in 2008 by Satoshi Nakamoto. It was known as an […]
April 15, 2013

Indian Economic Survey – Fact or Fiction?

Economic Survey – Facts The pre-budget Economic survey gave a rosy picture indicating the return of happy days for the economy. The GDP growth will take […]
April 8, 2013

The Three Pillars of the PPP Policy to help boost the Growth

Mike Parker rightly said, “When you don’t invest in infrastructure, you are going to pay sooner or later.” Indian government after realizing the need of development […]
March 22, 2013

Dealing with Asset Bubbles

In today’s random and dynamic world, investment is regarded as one of the key methods of saving one’s life. People invest in financial instruments so as […]
March 18, 2013

Cost of Trading in Stock Exchange – Types & Trends

Cost Of Trading In India, capital markets have been playing a vital role in determining the fate of the economy and helping it to grow further. […]
March 12, 2013

3 Major Verticals affecting the International Business

International Business After globalization becoming the buzzword in today’s world, international business has given a new shape and has also created a new dimension in the […]
March 11, 2013

4 Key Facts about FDI in Indian retail – For & Against

FDI in Retail With the continuing poor economic performance, the government finally came up with a positive step by allowing the FDI in retail and aviation. […]
February 26, 2013

How Stock Markets keep "Yo-Yoing" based on Economic News

Economic News Affect Stock Prices The government and some private organizations regularly issue statistics on the performance of the nation’s economy. These data releases can lead […]
February 13, 2013

Analysis of QE3 and its Impact on India

QE3 The recent announcement by the US Federal Reserve to buy US treasuries and mortgage bonds worth $40 billion a month, led to positive gains in […]
February 12, 2013

Can the Indian Economy Grow? Growth vs. Inflation – A Paradox Revisited

Growth vs. Inflation The controversial inflation-growth trade-off has been widely researched upon, both theoretically and empirically since the conception of the Phillips Curve which elucidates the […]
February 11, 2013

Impact of QE1 and QE2 on Indian Economy

During the 1st version of quantitative easing, the US Federal reserve bought around $1.45 trillion of mortgage-backed securities and other agency debt. This entire activity took […]
January 25, 2013

Diesel Price Hike and Deregulation by Government of India

Fuel Price Hike The first expert committee for the de-regulation of diesel was set up by the government over 15 years ago. It is now after […]
January 11, 2013

High Inflation may moderate in 2013, prompting RBI to cut Rates

Inflation It is expected that the rising inflation, which is the cause of slowdown in the nation’s growth; may ease somewhat in the year 2013, owing […]
December 21, 2012

Improving pace in Reforms paves the 'Red Carpet' for Rate cut

Why RBI refrained from Rate Cuts The Central bank of India, the RBI refrained from reducing rates since April 2012. The apex bank cited the high […]
November 23, 2012

Stagflation in India – Fact or Fiction

Stagflation The Indian stock markets have been going up recently on some reluctant economic reforms done by the Government. Note most of these piecemeal changes have […]
October 15, 2012

Why are Global Food Costs Shooting through the Roof – Food Security Map

Food prices have increased rapidly in the last 5 years after a long secular decline in food prices relative to world income. Not only have prices […]
September 20, 2012

Michael Pettis vs Jeremy Grantham – Who is Right on Commodities

Commodity Market Two of the most respected market analysts have radically opposite positions on where the commodity cycle is right now. While Michael Pettis thinks that […]
September 18, 2012

5 Factors Why Quantitative Easing by USA will badly affect Indian Stocks

Quantitative Easing by USA The US Federal Bank announced to unlimited Quantitative Easing at the rate of $40 billion a month, surprising the market which at […]
June 25, 2012

How to invest in Indian Mutual Funds – Don't Put a Ruppee ,50% underperform benchmark ,Many involved in Frauds

I have always said that investing in Indian mutual funds is a dumb idea given the lack of regulation , under performance, high fees and front […]
June 22, 2012

In an oversupplied solar cell market, BHEL to invest $500 million to build factory in Minister's Constituency

However India's biggest capital good equipment company BHEL owned by the government is plannning a $500 million investment to build a solar cell factory in at Sakoli which is part Union heavy industries minister Praful Patel's constituency Bhandara.Talk about how dumb you can get. BHEL hardly has too much expertise in the solar panel industry and with solar cells in massive oversupply,it is almost sure to lose money. However that is how things work with Indian government companies where investment is made at the whims of ministers rather than rationality and business sense.BHEL is currently trading at one of the lowest valuations in its 10 year history and its not a big wonder why. The company has benefited in the past as did other machinery and engineering companies from an infrastructure invesment boom. However those glory days are over for the company as it faces competition from the Chinese companies and decreasing orders flow. Praful Patel the minister has already spent a few years in the airline ministry presiding over the conversion of the state owned carrier Air India ino a basket case. Now its the turn of BHEL to be turned into a basket case as well.
June 4, 2012

Corporate Corruption by C Level in India reveals its Dark Underbelly in Reebok Adidas Scandal

Corruption in India has been exposed in many forms of late and we have documented this in GWI. Politicians, Bureaucrats, Army Generals and Business Owners have […]
May 14, 2012

Pros & Cons of Globalization

Globalization refers to the increase in international trade & commerce amongst the different countries, through the  reduction of geographic barriers. With the rapid innovation of smart […]
February 1, 2012

Global Warming of 2 Degrees to Halve India's Wheat Production to 40 Million Tons

In these days of economic crises it has become unsexy to talk about Global Warming and Climate Change which pose a much greater threat to mankind. The Western countries have turned apathetic towards climate change with most like Canada, USA and UK showing shocking attitude towards Global Warming . The reason is that rich countries can throw resources at ameliorating the affects of climate change . The poor countries have little in terms of resources to either slowdown climate change or change the attitude of the richer countries. South Asia and Africa two of the poorest regions in the world will face the worst of the global warming affects. A new study has indicated that India's wheat yield could be halved to 40 million tons a year from the current 80 million tons due to rising temperature. The reason is that wheat yields will come down as temperature goes up by 2 degrees centigrade or more.
January 14, 2012

India Engineering Conglomerates GMR and L&T Raise their Solar Ambitions

The Indian Solar Power has been one bright spot in the gloomy infrastructure and engineering sectors in 2011. With share prices crashing with growing corruption, land acquisition and financing problems, Solar Energy has surged in India thanks to government support and subsidies . While a number of Green Technology companies have started up to capitalize on the growing renewable energy trend, the established constuction companies in India have not been far behind . While utilities like Tata Power, Adani, Reliance Power, NTPC have already built or are setting up power plants based on solar panels , L&T has become a major solar EPC players . L&T is now raising debt with a $100 million issue to fund its solar expansion plans .
January 11, 2012

Seeds of Dystopia being Sown by Increasing Global Income Inequality – WEF Davos Report

The rising income inequality throughout the world is sowing seeds of dystopia according to a report released by World Economic Forum. The biggest risk amongst the 50 risks listed is the increasing wealth gap between individuals in all countries. Gini's coefficient has risen in most countries developing as well as developed and this has a strong correlation to globalization. The global artitrage of labor has tilted the scales towards capital and increasingly made wages become stagnant. Developing countries with weak institutions are showing income inequality in horrific forms with $2 billion homes existing in the middle of millions surviving on less than $2 day. US has already seen the OWS movement as a result of this increasing income gap between the have and have nots. Middle Eastern countries have also seen revolutions brought upon by the massive riches of the elite compared to the rising poverty of the poor and even the middle classes.
January 9, 2012

Coal Stealing on Unprecedented Scale by Indian Mafia contributes to Indian Power Woes

Coal Stealing and Pilferage by the Coal Mafia has always been done on a massive multi million dollar scale. In the coal rich states of Jharkhand, Bihar, West Bengal and Chattisgarh, Stealing of Coal is a major illegal industry. Everyone knows about it and nothing is done as most officials and politicians get a cut of the illegal gains. Corruption in India is institutionalized as governing bodies remain weak and powerless. Despite India's much touted growth story,all these needling problems have contributed towards the Indian GDP slowing down sharply. Unless governance is improved,its tough to see how India can achieve its potential.
January 3, 2012

Middle Class in America Getting Decimated – 30 Shocking Stats

Income Inequality is a Theme that is getting played across the world in developing as well as developed nations.Most of the turmoil in 2011 in the Middle East and the Occupy Wall Street Movement can be attributed to the growing Income Gap between the Have and Have -Nots.The Great Recession in 2008 can also be looked upon as a fallout of this.Gini's Coefficient which measures the income distribution gap has shown continued deterioration all over the world.The Middle Class is shrinking and growing poor by the day and it is not only the Poor Class that is getting affected.