G Srinivasan

G Srinivasan

The author is a New Delhi-based freelance economic journalist.

Opinions/Stories

Union Budget 2019: Monetary policy not enough

 India’s finance minister could take a leaf out of this year’s BIS report in her Union Budget speech

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Much is expected of finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman to revive economic growth

One may hope Nirmala Sitharaman will balance growth and inflation without the associated trauma of trade-off in her maiden Budget.  

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India is emerging as an important producer of counterfeit goods

Based on 2016 data, an updated report jointly released in the third week of March, estimated that the volume of global trade in counterfeit and pirated products could amount to as much as a…

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A breather for small retailers punched hard by e-commerce giants

E-commerce is defined as the ‘production, distribution, marketing, sale or delivery of goods and services by electronic means’.

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Shaktikanta Das has a job cut out for himself at RBI

The arrival of a bureaucrat to the RBI as its top man is coterminous with the efforts of the BJP-led NDA government to revive the fortunes of the slowing economy.

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Much rests on China for RCEP’s rollout on schedule

In the decade 2007-08 to 2017-18, there has been an increase in India’s exports to China by $2.5 billion only while its imports from China have zoomed by $50 billion during this period.      

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Gains of domestic data mining

The draft e-commerce policy placing a ban on the global transfer of data generated by Indian e-commerce users demonstrate and reinforce the authorities’ resolve to keep data close to their chest…

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Rising fuel prices: Cosmetic changes won’t help

It is important to encourage more public transport by citizens and make available other sources of non-conventional energy to run the arterial transport system smoothly.

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