From purely a financial perspective of current account deficit, the distinction between goods and services does not matter. The exports performance of Vietnam continues to be contrasted with that of India: the most recent example being the editorial in this newspaper, “Can India learn from Vietnam to manage export-led growth?”. The article, similar to other analyses on this topic, focusses on the significant ramp-up … Read More Arresting slowdown: Export focus fine, but there’s more to growth
The announcement of this policy statement in the Budget follows the release of the ‘Rupee Raftaar’ report at the Global Aviation Summit in Mumbai in January earlier this year. The Finance Minister, in her maiden budget, laid the foundation of building an important component of the aviation sector: “As the world’s third largest domestic aviation market, the time is ripe for India to enter … Read More India must learn from China about aircraft leasing
The Financial Express Unless it reverses sustainably, India’s net foreign assets are expected to remain negative India’s financial relationship with the world has two large components: (1) a large trade account deficit balanced by services exports and remittances which still leaves a meaningful CAD financed by (2) large net inward flows of foreign capital. India’s large and consistent current account deficit (CAD) shows up … Read More CAD: Unless India reverses sustainably, net foreign assets may stay negative
The Financial Express A spike in prices near the next general elections could test the building up of fiscal buffers An important point that Ruchir Sharma makes in his new book, The Rise and Fall of Nations is: don’t ask what the world would look like if the current trends hold; ask what happens if the normal pattern holds and cycles continue to turn … Read More How to prepare for US$100 oil?